Hauptseminar Active Matter SS 2015/Life at Low Reynolds Numbers: Nature`s Strategy for Motion at Small Length Scales (T)
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- Life at Low Reynolds Numbers: Nature`s Strategy for Motion at Small Length Scales (T)
- Karoline Weinspach
In this topic the concept of self-propulsion in biological systems is discussed. In particular the consequences of living in an incompressible/viscous medium on the micron length scale. The concept of irreversibility will be introduced via Purcell's famous scallop theorem. The various mechanisms by which micro-organisms achieve motion are considered in connection to irreversibility.
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