Collective motion in disordered, non-equilibrium materials, including glasses, granular materials and biological tissues.
M. L. Manning and A.J. Liu. Vibrational modes identify soft spots in a sheared disordered packing. Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 108302 arXiv:1012.4822 (2011)
K. Chen, M. L. Manning, P. J. Yunker, W. G. Ellenbroek, Z. Zhang, A. J. Liu, and A. G. Yodh. Structural instabilities and low-frequency modes in colloidal glasses. “Measurement of Correlations between Low-Frequency Vibrational Modes and Particle Rearrangements in Quasi-Two-Dimensional Colloidal Glasses.” Phys. Rev. Lett.107 108301arXiv:1103.2352(2011)
(supp.) M. L. Manning, R. A. Foty, M. S. Steinberg, and E.-M. Schoetz, “Coaction of intercellular adhesion and cortical tension specifies tissue surface tension,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 107, 28 12517-12522,(2010).
“Pulse-like, crack-like and supershear earthquake ruptures with shear strain localization,” E. G. Daub, M. L. Manning and J. M. Carlson, J. Geophys. Res. 115, B05311 (2010)
M. L. Manning, E. G. Daub, J. S. Langer and J. M. Carlson. Rate dependent shear bands in a shear transformation zone model of amorphous solids. Phys. Rev. E 79, 016110 (2009)