Aleks Donev Memorial Event

Aleks Donev, photograph by Enver Rahmanov, 2022

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All are welcome to attend this special event in memory of Professor Aleks Donev on the afternoon of April 12, 2024. There will be 4 lectures (see below) on Aleks' work by collaborators in Room 109, Warren Weaver Hall, from 1:15 - 3:20 pm, a memorial from 3:45 - 4:30 pm, and a reception afterwards from 4:30-6 pm in Courant’s 13th floor lounge.

Coffee and fruit will be provided outside Room 109 starting at 1:00. Please note that food and drink may not be taken into the classroom.

We request that you pre-register by filling out this form if you are planning to attend, to get an estimate of the number of attendees. This is crucial for external visitors in order to have access to the building. If you are unable to attend but would like to view the event remotely, please indicate that on the registration form and we will email you a zoom link before the event.

A Brief Obituary of Aleks Donev

1:00pm Coffee and arrival 
1:15pm Opening remarks, Russ Caflisch (NYU Courant)
1:20pm Paul Chaikin (NYU Physics)
Candies to Critters, Adventures with Aleks
1:50pm Alejandro (Alej) Garcia (LBL)
Aleks Donev’s contributions to Fluctuating Hydrodynamics
2:20pm Pep Espanol (UNED Madrid) and Rafael Delgado-Buscalioni (U Autonoma Madrid)
Pep Espanol: Statistical Mechanics of coarse-grained descriptions of filaments
Rafael Delgado-Buscalioni: Aleks' contributions to high performance computing for nanoscale multiphysics: past, present and future.
2:50pm Alex Mogilner (NYU Courant)
From slender fibers to squishy gels to twisted bundles
3:20pm Coffee break
3:45pm Remembrances of Aleks
4:30pm Reception (WWH 13th Floor Lounge)

Organizers: Marsha Berger, Miranda Cerfon-Holmes, Jonathan Goodman, Georg Stadler, Laure Zanna