RESEARCH

# Soft Matter Physics & Complex Systems

### Complex Systems

Reconstruction of networks from dynamics and relation between structure and dynamics. Agent-based models of complex systems, physics of complex networks, dynamical processes in complex networks.

(Emily S.C. Ching | P.M. Hui)

### Experimental Study of Fluid Turbulence

Study of fluid turbulence, in particular convective thermal turbulence. Main focus are heat transport, flow dynamics, energy and entropy cascades, and coherent structures.

(K.Q. Xia)

### Fluid and Complex Fluids Experiment

### Non-equilibrium Physics of Active Matter

We seek to understand the self-organization dynamics of active matter. Active matter systems spend energy locally to produce mechanical work; they include all living things and synthetic self-driven materials. Investigations in the field will fuel the development of statistical physics in far-from-equilibrium systems, will advance the understanding of the physics of life, and may provide guidance for engineering self-driven and stimulus-responsive materials.

(Y.L. Wu)

### Theoretical Study of Fluid Turbulence

Theoretical study of fluid turbulence especially thermally-driven turbulent flows. Boundary layer theory, heat transport, and effect of polymers on heat transport. Scaling and intermittency, statistics and coherent structures.

(Emily S.C. Ching)