Angelo Barona Balda defended his Master thesis in MPCAS at the Chalmers University of Technology on 10 June 2022 at 13:00. Congrats!
Title: Playful Experiments with Macroscopic Active Matter
Active matter is a substance or system composed of individual agents that consume energy. These agents use the energy to vibrate, self-propel, or apply force to their surroundings.
As it is such a strong theoretical resource, professors use active matter as a gateway to introduce students into non-equilibrium research. However, it is difficult to intuitively explain the behavior of microscopic particles. To better visualize it, academics frequently use simulations , both in classrooms and in research.
In this study, we use the HEXBUGS to replicate active matter simulations performed in previous research papers. We create experiments that are didactic, understandable, and easy to reproduce. Through this, we prove that HEXBUGS behave like active particles.
Name of the master programme: MPCAS – Complex Adaptive Systems
Examiner: Giovanni Volpe
Supervisor: Giovanni Volpe, Aykut Argun
Opponent: Noel Hall, Kasper Hall
Place: Origo 5.102
Time: 10 June, 2022, 13:00