• Defect Unbinding in Active Nematic Tori 

      Fernandez-Nieves, Alberto (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-15)
      We will discuss our recent results with active nematics on toroidal surfaces and show how, despite the intrinsic activity and out-of-equilibrium character of our system, we still observe remnants of the expected curvature-induced ...
    • What Topology Reveals About Real Systems 

      Rocklin, David Zeb (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-11)
      A tutorial intended to introduce topology with a minimum of math and provide a background as to how it applies to real systems such as those considered in the Workshop on Topological Protection in Messy Matter.
    • Workshop on Topological Protection in Messy Matter - Welcome and Overview 

      Rocklin, David Zeb (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-14)
      The Workshop on Topological Protection in Messy Matter is sponsored by Georgia Tech's Community for Research on Active Surfaces and Interfaces (CRĀSI). The workshop will bring together distinguished researchers from diverse ...