Talk by Chun-Jen Chen at Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), 25 February 2021

The topic of this talk covered the laser experiments enabling active particle steering (upper left), collective motion of such particles (middle) and connection to social animal behaviours, eg. fish school (lower). (Image by C-J Chen.)
On the 25th of February 2021, Chun-Jen gave a talk at the Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) about his research project at University of Konstanz. He explained how active Janus micro-spheres can be propelled and steered at the indivitual level in his experiment system and how such experiments are linked to studies of collective behaviours in living systems. The talk induced vivid discussions with audience of different backgrounds. Chun-Jen also shared experiences regarding PhD life in Germany with prospective young researchers in Taiwan.