We use experiments, theory and computation to study motion and matter at the human scale.  Areas of interest include the patterns of shape and flow of inanimate matter in systems ranging from the supramolecular to the planetary, and the dynamics of sentient matter that can self-organize, perceive and act in systems ranging from the sub-cellular to the super-organismal. Via answers to specific questions,  we aim to get at general principles, if there be such, and get a qualitative understanding using quantitative methods – Soft Math !

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An allometric prior enhances acoustic niche partitioning signal. Edvin Memet, Brian FarrellL. Mahadevan and Christoph A. Weber. The Royal Society Interface. Volume 19, Issue 197, December 14, 2022 . [PDF]
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Enhanced potency of aggregation inhibitors mediated by liquid condensates. Thomas C. T. Michaels, L. Mahadevan and Christoph A. Weber. Physical Review Research. Volume 4, ISSUE 4, December 08, 2022 . [PDF]
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Matrix viscoelasticity controls spatiotemporal tissue organization. Alberto Elosegui-Artola, Anupam Gupta, Alexander J. Najibi, Bo Ri Seo, Ryan Garry, Christina M. Tringides, Irene de Lázaro, Max Darnell, Wei Gu, Qiao Zhou, David A. Weitz, L. Mahadevan & David J. Mooney. Nature Materials. Volume 22, 117–127, December 01, 2022 . [PDF]
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Muscular hydraulics drive larva-polyp morphogenesis. Anniek Stokkermans, Aditi Chakrabarti,Kaushikaram Subramanian, Ling Wang, Sifan Yin, Prachiti Moghe, Petrus Steenbergen, Gregor Mönke, Takashi Hiiragi, Robert Prevedel, L. Mahadevan Aissam lkmi. Current Biology. Volume 32, Issue 21, September 16, 2022 . [PDF]
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Modular representation and control of floppy networks. Siheng Chen, Fabio Giardina, Gary P. T. Choi and L. Mahadevan. Proceedings of the Royal Society. Volume 478, Issue 2264, October 10, 2022. [PDF]
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A continuous statistical-geometric framework for normative and impaired gaits. Krithika Swaminathan, Irina Tolkova, Lauren Baker, Dheepak Arumukhom Revi, Louis N. Awad, Conor J. Walsh and L. Mahadevan. The Royal Society Interface. Volume 19, Issue 196, November 02, 2022 . [PDF]
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