Odd living matter defies golden rule of mechanics

Abstract

Self-assembling ‘crystals’ of starfish embryos exhibit a curious behaviour termed odd elasticity, which seemingly violates Newton’s laws of classical mechanics. This discovery poses questions for physicists and biologists alike.

Publication
Nature
Jack Binysh
Jack Binysh
Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bath 2020-present

Anton Souslov
Anton Souslov
Associate Professor (Reader)

I am interested in the theory of soft materials.