# Mathematics

## Engineering Smart Materials and Devices with Microscopic Swimmers

Assistant Professor Daisuke Takagi will give a “Professors & Pizza” lecture in the College of Engineering.

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Abstract:

The movements of motile microorganisms and swimming nanorobots are seemingly random and difficult to predict. I will show how chemically propelled particles move in large circles, flip over on a surface, and slalom through a suspension of spheres. These observations can be explained by a simple theory, which suggests strategies for capturing, filtering, and transporting suspensions of swimmers.

## Bertram named AMS Fellow

Professor emeritus Ed Bertram has been named to the inaugural list of AMS fellows.

The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.

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