Editor Commissioning Editor C. David Garner FRS Bailey Fallon

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C. David Garner FRS
Commissioning Editor
Bailey Fallon
Editorial Board
C. David Garner, Editor
University of Nottingham
Kazuyuki Aihara
University of Tokyo
Henrik Alfredsson
KTH Stockholm
Chunli Bai
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Russel Caflisch
University of California, Los Angeles
Giu-Qiang Chen
University of Oxford
Jack Connor
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
Peter Coveney
University College London
Walter Craig
McMaster University
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Cockcroft Institute For Accelerator Science
and Technology
Caterina Ducati
University of Cambridge
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University of Groningen
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Brown University
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Université Paris-Diderot
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University of Illinois
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Imperial College, London
Yasuhiro Iwasawa
University of Tokyo
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Imperial College, London
Brian Kennett
Australian National University
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University of Oxford
Ying-Cheng Lai
Arizona State University
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University of Melbourne
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University of Manchester
Stephen Liddle
University of Nottingham
Joseph T. C. Liu
Brown University
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University of Cambridge
Mike Lovell
University of Leicester
John Meurig Thomas
University of Cambridge
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University of Bath
Nicolas Moussiopoulos
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
Alfredo Ozorio de Almeida
Centro Brasiliero de Pesquias
Fisicas (CBPF)
Richard Pattrick
University of Manchester
Eric Priest
University of St Andrews
Commissioning Editor: Bailey Fallon
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University of Toronto
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Princeton University
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University of British Columbia
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University of St Andrews
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University of Cambridge
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University of Reading
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Imperial College, London
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Hong Kong University
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University of Hong Kong
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NTT Basic Research Laboratory
Nan Yao
Princeton University
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The Open University
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volume 372 · number 2029
New trends in active liquid crystals: mechanics,
dynamics and applications
Papers of a Theme Issue organised and edited by Apala Majumdar,
M. Cristina Marchetti and Epifanio Virga
Article ID
Perspectives in active liquid crystals
A Majumdar, MC Marchetti & EG Virga
Recent developments of analysis for hydrodynamic flow of nematic
liquid crystals
F Lin & C Wang
Vorticity, defects and correlations in active turbulence
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A | vol. 372 no. 2029 | 28 November 2014
28 November 2014
ISSN 1364-503X
volume 372
number 2029
New trends in active liquid crystals: mechanics,
dynamics and applications
Papers of a Theme Issue organised and edited by Apala Majumdar, M. Cristina Marchetti and Epifanio Virga
Defect dynamics in active nematics
L Giomi, MJ Bowick, P Mishra, R Sknepnek & MC Marchetti
Rheological signatures in limit cycle behaviour of dilute, active, polar liquid
crystalline polymers in steady shear
MG Forest, P Phuworawong, Q Wang & R Zhou
Aspects of the density field in an active nematic
S Mishra, S Puri & S Ramaswamy
Dissipative shocks behind bacteria gliding
EG Virga
Light-activated self-propelled colloids
J Palacci, S Sacanna, S-H Kim, G-R Yi, DJ Pine & PM Chaikin
Tunable dynamics of microtubule-based active isotropic gels
G Henkin, SJ DeCamp, DTN Chen, T Sanchez & Z Dogic
Actuation of flexoelectric membranes in viscoelastic fluids with applications
to outer hair cells
EE Herrera-Valencia & AD Rey
Active liquid crystals: challenges and new directions
SP Thampi, R Golestanian & JM Yeomans
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