Hydrodynamic instabilities

Por Pedro Patrício (CFTC, ULisboa).

Rayleigh-Bénard convection patterns, developed when fluids are heated from below, have inspired a large number of studies in nonlinear dynamics, involving transitions between stable configurations, strange attractors and chaos, the mathematical expression of turbulent phenomena.

Soft Matter in Astronomy and Astrophysics

After the success of the CFTC Initiatives “Soft Matter in Biomedicine” and “Soft Matter in Food R&D”, we now team up with the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences to discuss “Soft Matter in Astronomy and Astrophysics”.

Atmospheric and sand storms, geomorphology, and granular electrostatics are some of the interesting topics that will be discussed, with an inspiring blend of twelve speakers from Portugal, Germany, and the United States.

Soft Matter Science in Food Research & Development

Aiming at closing the gap between academia and industry, CFTC is launching the CFTC-Industry Initiative. This initiative consists of a series of events, bringing professionals from business sector to CFTC to tell us about their work and open challenges.

The first guest is Dr. Jan Engmann, a Team Leader at the Nestlé Research Center in Switzerland. He will explain to us how the concepts and methods from Soft Matter are helping to develop the next generation of Nestlé products! 

Soft Matter in Biomedicine

The Center for Theoretical and Computational Physics (CFTC) and the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering (IBEB) are organizing a joining initiative on “Soft Matter in Biomedicine”. We aim at bringing together leading researchers from all over the country, working at the frontier of Soft Matter and Biomedicine, to share ideas and explore synergies.