Luca Giomi

Welcome to Giomi's Soft & Bio Mechanics group!

We are interested in understanding the mechanics of soft materials, of which biological materials are prominent examples. Soft materials are those that can be easily deformed by external stress, electromagnetic fields or just thermal fluctuations: in other words everything that is wet, squishy or floppy. To pursue this, we use a combination of analytical techniques, numerical simulations and, from time to time, some simple experiment.


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Latest Papers

[31.10.2017] New paper on Nature Physics

[31.10.2017] New paper on PNAS

[11.02.2017] Welcome Ireth!


[31.10.2017] Curvature-induced defect unbinding and dynamics in active nematic toroids, Nat. Phys. (2017)

[31.10.2017] Cross-talk between topological defects in different fields revealed by nematic microfluidics, PNAS (2017)


Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics
Universiteit Leiden