At our Journal Club this week we will be discussing the paper “The zipper mechanism in phagocytosis: energetic requirements and variability in phagocytic cup shape” by S. Tollis et al., BMC Systems Biology 4, 149 (2010). Masha will lead the discussion.
Here’s a photo of John with Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut and the only scientist to walk on the moon. He visited Western for the annual CPSX public lecture. Photo by Peter Brown.
Our paper on “The collapse of a cylindrical cavity in a granular medium,” by Simon J. de Vet and J. R. de Bruyn was published in Granular Matter this week. This paper is based on some of Simon’s PhD research. Here it is: http://www.springerlink.com/content/w088m524k6l34r8m/fulltext.pdf
Henry Leparskas took some nice photos of our group in the new atrium of the Physics and Astronomy building. One is on our research group page: http://www.physics.uwo.ca/~debruyn/group.shtml
Here is another one!
At our Journal Club this week we will be discussing the paper “Localization of ultrasound in a three-dimensional elastic network” by H. Hu, A. Strybulevych, J.H. Page, S.E. Skipetrov and B.A. van Tiggelen, Nature Physics, 4, 945-948, (2008). The Journal Club meets every other Thursday in PAB 103.
Tahani Aldahri successfully defended her Master’s thesis on “The Behavior of a Falling Particle in a Funnel” on Wednesday, Oct. 31.