This week (Wednesday 07/25) we're excited to have a special Kavli seminar led by Davide Bigoni from the University of Trento, who'll talk about "Extreme deformation of solids and structures: folding and energy release". Abstract is attached.
We'll meet at noon in Pierce 306 and food will be served.
Implanted medical devices such as left ventricular-assist devices for patients with heart failure or other support systems for patients with respiratory, liver or other end organ disease save lives every day. However, bacteria that form infectious biofilms on those devices, called device-associated infections, not only often sabotage their success but also contribute to the rampant increase in antibiotic resistance currently seen in hospitals....
In 2006, as New Orleans reeled from Hurricane Katrina and Al Gore released “An Inconvenient Truth” to international acclaim and debate, Harvard launched a University-wide program to investigate and strengthen the emerging field of sustainability science.
Based out of the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), the Sustainability Science Program was envisioned as a catalyst and training ground for generating greater understanding of global sustainable development opportunities by bridging cross-disciplinary...
Joanna Aizenberg belongs to the world’s finest as far as bio-inspired materials engineering goes, says Nico Sommerdijk (Chemical Engineering). “Her research reaches across disciplines and is highly innovative.” Aizenberg hails from Russia, received her PhD in Israel, and has been working at Harvard in the US since 1996.
Joanna Aizenberg will become a Distinguished Professor at TU/e, meaning they will visit Eindhoven a week every year for at least for years to give lectures for students or meet with TU/e researchers.
KavliPrizeScience communicator Alan Alda shared some insights on the science behind this year's Kavli Prize award in his podcast "Clear+vivid". Give it a listen if you have not already:
kavli_harvardToday we're participating #shutdownstem day to honor & support the fight against racism & to work on making this world a better, equal place. Please join us by making today (& every day) a day to reflect, think, discuss, gain understanding, & take action.