UROP Proceedings 2020-21

School of Science Department of Physics 77 Simulation Study of Active Matter Supervisor: ZHANG Rui / PHYS Student: KANG Zheng Tien / PHYS-IRE Course: UROP1100, Summer Active matter comprises large number of active particles, each consuming energy to propagate. Energy is continuously dissipated throughout the movement of individual particles. Various natural phenomena can be modelled via active matter simulations and most of them are biological in origin. Movements of schools of fish, flocks of birds, and bacteria population can be treated as active matters and modelled via active Brownian motion or the Vicsek model. This report seeks to verify the validity of the mean square displacement result produced from the simulation and to measure the radii distribution of micelle concentration emitted from a hypothetical bacterial modelled as an active matter.