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 living 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 !
Genetic architecture of floral traits in bee- and hummingbird-pollinated sister species of Aquilegia (columbine). M.B. Edwards, G. P. T. Choi, N. J. Derieg, Y. Min, A. C. Diana, S. A. Hodges, L. Mahadevan, E. M. Kramer, and E. S. Ballerini,  Evolution,75-9: 2197–2216, 2021. [PDF]

Wallpaper group kirigami. Lucy Liu, Gary P. T. Choi, and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2021 477: 20210161. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2021.0161 [PDF]
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Feedback control of protein aggregation. Alexander J. Dear, Thomas C. T. Michaels, Tuomas P. J. Knowles, and L. Mahadevan, J. Chem. Phys. 155, 064102 (2021) [PDF]
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Book Review Think Before You Compute: A Prelude to Computational Fluid Dynamics, E. J. Hinch, in  Physics Today, July 2021. [PDF]

An additive algorithm for origami design. Levi H. Dudte, Gary P. T. Choia, and L. Mahadevan, PNAS 2021 Vol. 118 No. 21 e2019241118. [PDF]
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A measure of morphodynamics. M. Serra and L. Mahadevan,  SIAM News, Volume 54/ Issue 3 April 2021. [PDF]

Puckering and wrinkling in a growing composite ring. T. C. T. Michaels, R. Kusters L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2021 [PDF]
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Elastic-instability enabled locomotion. A. Nagarkar, W-K. Lee, D. Preston, M. Nemitz, N. Deng, G. Whitesides and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, e2013801118, 2021. [PDF]
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 Static adhesion hysteresis in elastic structures. E. Memet, F. Hilitski, Z. Dogic and L. Mahadevan, Soft Matter, DOI: 10.1039/d0sm02192j, 2021. [PDF]
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Self-organized biotectonics of termite nests. A. Heyde, L. Guo, C. Jost, G. Theraulaz and L. Mahadevan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, , 2021. [PDF]
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