NJIT Physics Department Seminar


February 8th, Monday, 2016


Confronting Complexity in Out-of-equilibrium and Biological Systems with Table-top Instrumentation


Dr. Hunter King

Harvard University

(Host: Federici)


Time: 11:45am-12:45pm with 11:30am tea time

Room: ECE202



         In the context of very different mechanical systems: a randomly crumpled sheet of paper, a termite mound, and a bird nest, I will discuss efforts to extract useful physical meaning from the intimidatingly complex and interdisciplinary.  Common themes include redefining questions to meet experimental feasibility; automated, quantitative image analysis; and minimally sophisticated, custom measurement techniques.  I will connect these themes to the prospect of effectively applying remote sensing technology to address real-world problems.