Professor Emeritus of Physics
Witten studies new forms of kinetic self-organization such as crumpling, jamming, and fiber growth. He studies elastic singularities induced by forced confinement of elastic membranes. He also studies forcing protocols for creating ordered states in colloidal dispersions.
Topics: Chiral Responses of Colloidal Dispersions, Singular Structures in Deformed Sheets, Capillary Shaping of Solutes, Multi-polymer Self Assembly