Class Timings: Tuesday 0945-1115, Thursdays 1600-1730

Venue: Feynman Lecture Hall

First Meeting: 17 August 2023

Course Description: This course will explore various aspects of soft condensed matter both at and away from thermodynamic equilibrium. The focus will be on examples drawn from living matter.

Outline: Overview of Soft and Living Matter, Statistical dynamics, Response and correlation functions, Phase transitions, Active particles, Polymers, DNA elasticity, Membranes, Hydrodynamic descriptions, Anisotropic matter, Hydrodynamics of active matter, Cellular cytoskeleton, Motility of cells, Cell division, Tissue dynamics


Course Evaluation: Homework assignments, mid-semester and end-semester exams

Credit Score: 4