Agenda
20/07/2012 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Simple aspects of growth, form and motion


Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

L. Mahadevan

Engineering and Applied Sciences, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Wyss Institute, Kavli Institute, Harvard University. Cambridge, USA



Mahadevan, from the Engineering and Applied Sciences, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at the Harvard University in Cambridge, USA, is interested in understanding the organization of matter in space and time, particularly at the scale observable by our unaided senses. He uses a combination of techniques to pursue this, ranging from simple observations of phenomena to quantitative experiments and theory. The challenge is to abstract out some principle from a phenomenon that is of relevance far beyond the particular manifestation of it. He has been invited by Matthieu Louis (CRG).