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Rheology and Mechanics of Active Glasses

Project description

Looking into the fascinating properties of living active matter

Rheology is a branch of physics explaining the deformation and flow of matter that can be applied in biological studies on living active matter to understand and control processes like self-healing or cancer metastasis. However, the properties of dense active systems still need to be explained. The EU-funded RMAG project will conduct synergistic studies on these biological phenomena with the use of instruments from the statistical physics of glasses. It will explain deformation and flow of living glassy systems through study of active matter in living cells and reconstructed systems assembled from biochemical building blocks. Importantly, this project will bring a new understanding of cell biology, materials science and a possibility to design new active materials of fascinating abilities.

Coordinator

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Net EU contribution
€ 174 806,40
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Germany

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Göttingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00