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Nature’s engines: powering life

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18:30 – 18:30 5 May 2016
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Lecture Theater 8, Rendall Building, Bedford Street South, Liverpool, L69 7ZQ
(building number 432 on the UoL campus map)

Speakers: Dr Julia Yeomans, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford

Please note change of venue to LT8, Rendall building (no. 432 on campus map at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf

Active materials, such as bacteria and molecular motors, continuously create energy. These are systems that naturally operate out of thermodynamic equilibrium and provide a testing ground for theories of non-equilibrium statistical physics. They also have potential as micromachines, creating mechanical work from chemical energy, and suggesting the first steps towards building an artificial cell, or as swimming micro-robots carrying payloads along blood vessels or through the soil.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics Merseyside Branch
Contact details: We offer a wide-ranging and exciting programme with talks by scientists who are established leaders in their field. Evening events normally start at 6.30 p.m. with tea and coffee available from 6.00 p.m. All are welcome. Only school events require advance booking. It would be useful if teachers planning to bring small groups of interested students to evening events would contact one of the branch officers in advance.

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Lecture Theater 8, Rendall Building, Bedford Street South, Liverpool, L69 7ZQ
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18:30 – 18:30 5 May 2016
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