Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2019
Volume 64, Number 2
Monday–Friday, March 4–8, 2019; Boston, Massachusetts
Session F61: Active Matter III
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
BCEC Room: 258B
Sponsoring Units: GSOFT DBIO GSNP
Chair: Karsten Kruse, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Abstract: F61.00010 : Insect Swarms under External Perturbations*
1:27 PM–1:39 PM
Kasper van der Vaart
We find that not only do individuals in the swarm respond to these perturbations by changing their kinematics, but also the swarm as a whole can respond by changing its global properties such as its volume, attraction of individual midges to its center or its pressure, indicative of a collective reaction.
*This research was sponsored by the ARL under grant no. W911NF-16-1-0185. M.S. was supported by the DFG under grant no. 396632606.
K.v.d.V. recieved support from an Early Postdoc Mobility fellowship from the SNF.
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