Part 1 of the Ashoka University story was about the enterprise of higher education, and what Ashoka’s doing differently from its peers. Part 2 breaks down how. Read Part I here.
“Is toothpaste solid or liquid? When you squish it, it flows. On the brush, it holds shape like a solid. What are all the states of matter that lie in between? This is how I explore the field of soft condensed matter physics with my class. Materials are a disruptive area of research, but largely ignored by traditional undergraduate courses in physics,” says Gautam Menon, a professor at Ashoka, India’s first private liberal arts university.