Seminário do DF - What’s the matter with active matter? - Orador: Dr. Cristóvão Dias

Seminário do DF
Wednesday, October 4, 14:00 - 15:00

Room: 1.4.14


What’s the matter with active matter?

Speaker: Dr. Cristóvão Dias (CFTC - Faculdade de Ciências, ULisboa)

Abstract:  Active matter, a fascinating class of non-equilibrium systems, presents a plethora of phenomena that distinguish them from passive systems. In this seminar, we delve into the unique characteristics of active matter and explore how the raised theoretical and computational challenges are being addressed.
One of the central themes of this seminar will be the influence of complex environments on the dynamics of active matter. We will explore how spatial confinement, obstacles, and external fields can significantly impact the emergent behaviors of active agents. Moreover, we will discuss the fascinating feedback loops where active matter can dynamically alter its surroundings, leading to a deeper understanding of the intricate interplay between the agents and their environment.

Short bio: Cristóvão Dias obtained his PhD in Physics from the University of Minho in 2011, with an internship at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 2012, he joined CFTC as a postdoc, focusing on an FCT project of excellence, and in 2018, he was awarded a CEEC Individual contract as an Assistant Researcher. His research has been devoted to the study of non-equilibrium phenomena, ranging from gelation to phase separation in active systems. He has been a visiting scientist at Georgetown University, Utrecht University, and Hiroshima University.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00