Viva Horowitz

Assistant Professor of Physics Viva Horowitz presented a paper, "Active colloidal particles in emulsion droplets: a model system for cytoplasm" for the Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., in March.

The talk explored the possibilities of using self-propelled Janus particles as initial steps toward creating artificial cells that mimic the active cytoplasm of living eukaryotic cells. This summer, Horowitz will return to the University of Oregon to work collaboratively with Professor Benjamín Alemán in the Department of Physics. Hamilton student George Tucker '19 will also be joining the team in Oregon for a summer research experience that will grow into his senior thesis project at Hamilton College.

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