IRG 2 (Soft Active Materials) Workshop
The January 10, 2023 IRG2 Workshop was a trainee-organized all-day workshop for all MRSEC members to gain hands-on experience with IRG2 (Soft Active Materials) computational and experimental training and collaboration. Attendees listened to a variety of talks on active matter and using computerized modeling for active matter research, then split into lab groups to learn how to perform experimental work on active matter using microtubules. In the process theorists and experimentalists learned from each other and built stronger ties for research collaboration across the center.
The IRG2 Workshop was organized over several months of planning by trainees Bennett Sessa, Rémi Boros, Layne Frechette, Danny Hellstein, Chris Amey and Phu Tran. Trainees Amélie Chardac, Salman Alam and Zahra Zarei prepared and ran the experimental lab components of the workshop, while Kanaya Malakar and Sarvesh Uplap were among those who gave talks. MRSEC members at all levels participated in this day of science, food, and fun.
Read here to learn more about the work performed by IRG2 at Brandeis MRSEC.