Invited Talk by G. Volpe at Adaptivity in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Potsdam, 23 September 2022

M. xanthus cell-cell and cell-particle local interactions during cellular aggregation.
Feedback between active matter and its environment
Giovanni Volpe
Invited Talk (Online) at the hybrid Workshop: Adaptivity in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
Potsdam, Germany
23 September 2022, 9:30 CEST

I will present some examples of how feedback cycles can occur between active matter and its environment. In particular, I’ll show the formation of active molecules and active droploids from passive colloidal building blocks; the emergence of non-Boltzmann statistics and active-depletion forces between plates in an active bath; and the environment topography alters the way to multicellularity in the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus.

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