Princeton has an amazing community of researchers whose work deals with soft materials: liquids, polymers, foams, gels, colloids, granular materials, as well as most soft biological materials and many living systems. SMatCH provides an opportunity for us all to come together! In particular, SMatCH provides a venue to meet other people with mutual interests over cookies-free thanks to support by PRISM, coffee (free!), and talk about research or anything else. We usually have two or three mini-talks or a longer seminar followed by general mingling and discussion.
- Babak Vajdi Hokmabad (The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, postdoc) on collective behavior of microswimmers in viscoelastic media.
- Annie Stephenson (Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, postdoc), on collective behavior from light scattering in structural color to human social systems.