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January 2009  New preprint on wrinkling instabilities: A smooth cascade of wrinkles at the edge of a floating elastic film

December 2008  Applications are now open to the second edition of  our summer school on Soft Solids and Complex Fluids for graduate students in statistical physics and soft matter physics.

September 2008  Vijay Narayan just submitted his Ph.D. thesis entitled: Phase behaviour and dynamics of an agitated monolayer of granular rods. Vijay is off to Cambridge University for a postdoc.

June 2008  We held the first edition of  a summer school on Soft Solids and Complex Fluids for graduate students in statistical physics and soft matter physics. We hope to make this an annual event. 

April 2006  Matt Marzilli was one of two Goldwater awardees from UMass this year.  Matt is a Physics/Computer science major and works on the crumpling of thin polymeric sheets in our group.

February 2006  Michael Martini is an Intel Talent Search semi-finalist for his project entitled An Experimental Study of Random Loose Packing of Uniform Spheres

January 2006 Kyaw Zin Win submitted his Ph. D. thesis on high-pressure dielectric susceptibility measurements of supercooled liquids. KZ has left us for a postdoctoral position in Greg McKenna's lab at Texas Tech.

 

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Narayanan Menon (menon@physics.umass.edu)