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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Optimal transport and control of active drops. Suraj Shankar, Vidya Raju and L. Mahadevan,  PNAS,119 (35), e2121985119, August 24, 2022 [PDF]
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Elastohydrodynamics of contact in adherent sheets. Stéphane Poulain, Andreas Carlson, Shreyas Mandre and L. Mahadevan,  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 22 August 2022 [PDF]
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Statistics and topology of fluctuating ribbons. Ee Hou Yong, Farisan Dary, Luca Giomi and L. Mahadevan,  PNAS 119(32), e2122907119, August 2, 2022 [PDF]
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Quasicrystal kirigami. Lucy Liu, Gary P. T. Choi and L. Mahadevan,  Phys. Rev. Research, 4(3), 033114 – Published 10 August 2022 [PDF]
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The ecology and evolution of human-wildlife cooperation. Dominic L. Cram, Jessica E. M. van der Wal, Natalie Uomini, Mauricio Cantor, Anap I. Afan, Mairenn C. Attwood, Jenny Amphaeris, Fatima Balasani, Cameron J. Blair, Judith L. Bronstein, Iahaia O. Buanachique, Rion R. T. Cuthill, Jewel Das, Fábio G. Daura-Jorge, Apurba Deb, Tanmay Dixit, Gcina S. Dlamini, Edmond Dounias, Isa I. Gedi, Martin Gruber, Lilian S. Hoffmann, Tobias Holzlehner, Hussein A. Isack, Eliupendo A. Laltaika, David J. Lloyd-Jones, Jess Lund, Alexandre M. S. Machado, L. Mahadevan, Ignacio B. Moreno, Chima J. Nwaogu ,Raymond Pierotti, Seliano A. Rucunua, Wilson F. dos Santos, Nathalia Serpa, Brian D. Smith, Hari Sridhar, Irina Tolkova, Tint Tun, João V. S. Valle-Pereira, Brian M. Wood, Richard W. Wrangham and Claire N. Spottiswoode. People Nature, August 2022, 841-855, 4,(4) [PDF]
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Safeguarding human–wildlife cooperation. Jessica E. M. van der Wal, Claire N. Spottiswoode, Natalie T. Uomini, Mauricio Cantor, Fábio G. Daura-Jorge, Anap I. Afan, Mairenn C. Attwood, Jenny Amphaeris, Fatima Balasani, Colleen M. Begg, Cameron J. Blair, Judith L. Bronstein, Iahaia O. Buanachique, Rion R. T. Cuthill, Jewel Das, Apurba Deb, Tanmay Dixit, Gcina S. Dlamini, Edmond Dounias, Isa I. Gedi, Martin Gruber, Lilian S. Hoffmann, Tobias Holzlehner, Hussein A. Isack, Eliupendo A. Laltaika, David J. Lloyd-Jones, Jess Lund, Alexandre M.S.Machado, L. Mahadevan, Ignacio B. Moreno, Chima J. Nwaogu, Valdomiro L. Pereira, Raymond Pierotti, Seliano A. Rucunua, Wilson F. dos Santos, Nathalia Serpa, Brian D. Smith, Irina Tolkova, Tint Tun, João V. S. Valle-Pereira, Brian M. Wood, Richard W. Wranghama and Dominic L. Cram. Conservation Letters, July/August 2022,15(4), e12886 [PDF]
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