Physicists Fold Under Pressure

Prof. Chris Santangelo, and Prof. Ryan Hayward at UMass, together with Prof. Thomas Hull from Western New England University and research teams from Cornell, have been creating soft, micro-scale polymer gels that can fold into remarkably complex origami shapes which could have applications in bio-medical engineering.  In this presentation you’ll see the wizardry of origami and how its mysteries are being unlocked and harnessed by researchers in the Pioneer Valley. June 9, 2014