Broken symmetries in living matter

Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 4:15pm
Location: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qg3ytAMBOc&feature=youtu.be
Author/Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
MIT
Public Lecture: 
Yes

Active processes in living systems create a novel class of non-equilibrium material composed of many interacting parts that individually consume energy and collectively generate motion or mechanical stress. In this talk, I will discuss experimental tools and conceptual frameworks we develop to uncover laws governing order, phase transitions and fluctuations in systems in which individual components break time reversal symmetry.