I am a theoretical physicist studying the emergence of fascinating phenomena in interacting living matter. This draws on my training in many body physics, statistical mechanics and novel phases of matter, to understand why biological function remains so robust despite stochasticity and fluctuations on the microscopic scale. Active interests include the study of global cycles and synchronization, optimal learning and information in fluid flows.
Last semester (Summer 2020), I lectured in the Active Matter course at the University of Göttingen. There are currently three students in my group. For ongoing projects, see my research group page on the left.
As an Africk Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, I focused on cognition and brain development in the group of Dani Bassett. In 2015, I received my PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I worked with Xiao-Gang Wen on topological phases in quantum electronic systems. I hold an MPhil at the University of Cambridge (where I was a Gates scholar), and a BS from Yale University.