Shashi Thutupalli

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Shashi Thutupalli currently works at the Simons Centre for the Study of Living Machines at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, in Bangalore, India. In 2011, he obtained his Ph.D. in physics for his work on active matter at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Germany. He then moved to Princeton University for a postdoctoral fellowship. Since 2015, Thutupalli has been running a curiosity-driven research program in India on topics related to the physics of active and living systems. His particular focus is the interplay between eco-evolutionary processes and emergent mechanics.


Depletion-Force Measurements Get Active

Measurements of the attractive force experienced by a passive particle in a bath of active ones and of the microstructure of that system, raise the tantalizing possibility of simple and generic quantitative descriptions of the organization of objects within active and living systems. Read More »