Living organisms navigate space in a fascinating variety of ways, most of which require exquisite control. We look at locomotor behavior across a wide range of scales, from the flight of individual insects to the collective motion of people.
At March Meeting 2012, Calla Cofield of APS Physics Centeral and host of the Physics Buzz Podcast interviewed Cohen Group member Jesse Silverberg about his research on the helical buckling of plant roots. Click here for the interview.
Postdoctoral fellow Tsevi Beatus, working with Itai Cohen, associate professor of physics, and John Guckenheimer, professor of mathematics, have discovered that flies stabilize themselves during flight using a control reflex that’s among the fastest in the animal kingdom.
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The full article is in Royal Society Interface.
This video explains why we are interested in studying mosquitoes.