Reconfigurable Architectures

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Reconfigurable Architectures with Dr. Heinrich Jaeger (University of Chicago)
Wednesday, April 7
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. CT
Via Zoom

Can there be design by disorder? This talk discusses ideas based on stochastic (re-)configuration in granular materials that spawned new concepts for soft robotics and architecture.

Bio:

Heinrich Jaeger is the Sewell Avery Distinguished Service Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A focus of his work are granular materials, which are large agglomerates of particles that can exhibit both liquid-like and solid-like properties. His research group explores these properties to make novel stress-adaptive materials for high-efficiency energy absorption, soft robotic systems that can change shape and compliance, and new forms of architectural structures that are fully recyclable.

Wednesday, April 07, 1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.