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The latest news on flagellar synchronization

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In nearly all of the contexts in biology in which groups of cilia or flagella are found they exhibit some form of synchronized behaviour. Since the experimental observations of Lord Rothschild in the late 1940s and G.I. Taylor’s celebrated waving-sheet model, it has been a working hypothesis that synchrony is due in large part to hydrodynamic interactions between beating filaments. But it is only in the last few years, and through the work of many people in DAMTP , that suitable methods have been developed to test this hypothesis. In this talk I will summarize our recent experimental and theoretical work addressing this important issue.

This talk is part of the Fluid Mechanics (DAMTP) series.

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