In between liquid and solid, there’s a kind of matter that we see much more than we realize. Soft matter includes everything from gels to rubber to most of the human body. That means understanding soft matter is important for human health as well as for technology applications like liquid crystal displays, or LCD monitors.
Professor Linda Hirst specializes in soft matter physics as it’s applied in human health, materials science and technology. She studies how soft matter is assembled and how it changes under different conditions such as heating and cooling or electric fields.
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