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We are organizing a one-day symposium on Autonomous Matter at AMOLF on April 21st 2023. Autonomous Matter is one of the new departments at AMOLF, brought to life to catalyze and foster new links between different disciplines such as bio-inspired chemistry and robotics, and physics inspired molecular and cellular biology. The aim of our research theme is to elucidate the organizational principles of autonomy in animate and inanimate material systems. This encompasses the ability to self-generate, sense and exploit the environment, re-organize upon internal and external cues, and learn from historic conditions. A general enabling principle is the local and decentralized coupling between random motion, feed-backs, actuation, energy input, signal propagation, and growth.
To kick-start this new theme, in this first Autonomous Matter symposium world-renowned experts will present their views on how autonomous functionality can emerge at the intersection of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering.
Registration for the workshop will be free of charge, lunch will be included. Please note that places are limited.
09:00-09:30 – Arrival
09:30-09:50 – Welcome and introduction
09:50-10:25 – Metin Sitti
10:25-11:00 – Birte Höcker
11:00-11:20 – Coffee/Tea break
11:20-11:55 – Lauren Zarzar
11:55-12:30 – Eduard Hannezo
12:30-14:00 – Photo + Lunch + Poster session
14:00-14:45 – Daan Frenkel
14:45-15:30 – Panel Discussion “Autonomous matter?”
15:30-17:00 – Drinks