Francesco Sciortino interests span from the thermodynamic of supercooled water to the physics of glassy systems to colloidal self-assembly, conjugating theoretical and experimental approaches. In the last decade, he has focused on colloidal gelation, exploring the possible routes to dynamic arrest. His plenary will report on the collective behavior of DNA-made nanoparticles, a model system for realizing in the laboratory empty liquids, equilibrium gels, re-entrant gels, swapping gels, and interpenetrating network.
Title of presentation: Playing with DNA hydrogels
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