September 30, 2019 · AMOLF Lecture Room · Yoav Lahini (Tel Aviv University)

Aging and Memory Effects in Disordered Mechanical Systems

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Using the tools of physics and design principles, AMOLF researchers study complex matter, such as light at the nanoscale, living matter, designer matter and nanoscale solar cells. These insights open up opportunities to create new functional materials and to find solutions to societal challenges.

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Under our skin: how hyaluronan regulates the stiffness of tissue

Our skin can switch from being soft to stiff if necessary. Other tissues, such as muscle tissue and cartilage, can likewise change their stiffness in a way that is tailored to their function in the body. Scientists from AMOLF and Wageningen University recently discovered that these stiffness changes are regulated by a crucial biomolecule known as hyaluronan. The researchers published their findings on 25 February in the prestigious journal Nature Physics.

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In het juli-nummer:

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  • Cum laude promotie van Hugo Doeleman
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