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Edwards Centre for Soft Matter

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About the Centre

The Edwards Centre is is a virtual laboratory for Soft Matter Research, with membership drawn from academic departments across the University of Cambridge, including Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Materials Science, and Chemical Engineering. It is named after Professor Sir Sam Edwards (1928-2015). Sir Sam was one of founders of soft matter science, making fundamental contributions to the theory of entangled polymers, granular materials, and many other forms of soft matter. He was the Cavendish Professor of Physics from 1984 to 1995. The Edwards Centre was founded in 2016.