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Curvature-induced defect unbinding and dynamics in active nematic toroids
P. W. Ellis, D. J. G. Pearce, Y.-W. Chang, G. Goldsztein, L. Giomi, A. Fernandez-Nieves
Nat. Phys. (2017). [ Journal ]

Geometry and mechanics of micro-domains in growing bacterial colonies
Z. You, D. J. G. Pearce, A. Sengupta, L. Giomi
arXiv:1703.04504 (2017) [ arXiv ]

Cytoskeletal anisotropy controls geometry and forces of adherent cells
W. Pomp, K. Schakenraad, H. E. Balcio─člu, H. van Hoorn, E. H. J. Danen, R. M. H. Merks, T. Schmidt, L. Giomi
arXiv:1702.03916 (2017) [ arXiv ]

Cross-talk between topological defects in different fields revealed by nematic microfluidics
L. Giomi, Z Kos, M. Ravnik, A. Sengupta
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114, E5771 (2017) [ Journal | arXiv ]

One ring to rule them all: tuning bacteria collective motion via geometric confinement
L. Giomi
New J. Phys. 18, 081001 (2016) [ Journal ]

Linear response to leadership, effective temperature and decision making in flocks
D. J. G. Pearce, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. E 94, 02261 (2016) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Orientational properties of nematic disclinations
A. J. Vromans, L. Giomi
Soft Matter 12, 6490 (2016) [ Journal | arXiv ]

The geometry and topology of turbulence in active nematics
L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. X 5, 031003 (2015) [ Journal | arXiv ]

On shape dependence of holographic mutual information in AdS4
P. Fonda, L. Giomi, A. Salvio, E. Tonni
JHEP 1502:005 (2015) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Topology and dynamics of active nematic vesicles
F. C. Keber, E. Loiseau, T. Sanchez, S. J. DeCamp, L. Giomi,
M. J. Bowick, M. C. Marchetti, Z. Dogic, A. R. Bausch
Science 345, 1135 (2014) [ Journal | arXiv ]
Featured in Physics World, Materials 360, Popular Science, Le Scienze, Corriere della Sera

The dynamics of sperm cooperation in a competitive environment
H. S. Fisher, L. Giomi, H. E. Hoekstra, L. Mahadevan
Proc. R. Soc. B 281, 20140296 (2014) [ Journal | arXiv | bioRxiv ]
Featured in National Geographic, Science News

Defect dynamics in active nematics
L. Giomi, M. J. Bowick, P. Mishra, R. Sknepnek and M. C. Marchetti
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 372, 20130365 (2014) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Spontaneous division and motility in active nematic droplets
L. Giomi and A. DeSimone
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 147802 (2014) [ Journal | arXiv ]
Featured in Physics Today, Kurzweil, Phys.org

Defect annihilation and proliferation in active nematics
L. Giomi, M. J. Bowick, X. Ma and M. C. Marchetti
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 228101 (2013) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Softly constrained films
L. Giomi
Soft Matter 9, 8121 (2013) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Swarming, swirling and stasis in sequestered bristle-bots
L. Giomi, N. Hawley-Weld and L. Mahadevan
Proc. R. Soc. A 469, 20120637 (2013) [ Journal | arXiv ]
Featured in MIT Technology Review, New Scientist, United Academics

Polymorphism and bistability in adherent cells
S. Banerjee and L. Giomi
Soft Matter 9, 5251 (2013) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Hyperbolic interfaces
L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 136101 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Banding, excitability and chaos in active nematics suspensions
L. Giomi, L. Mahadevan, B. Chakraborty and M. F. Hagan
Nonlinearity 25, 2245 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Minimal surfaces bounded by elastic lines
L. Giomi and L. Mahadevan
Proc. R. Soc. A 468, 1851 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Molecular tilt on monolayer-protected nanoparticles
L. Giomi, M. J. Bowick, X. Ma and A. Majumdar
Europhys. Lett. 97, 36005 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Polar patterns in active fluids
L. Giomi and M. C. Marchetti
Soft Matter 8, 129 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Multistability of free spontaneously curved anisotropic strips
L. Giomi and L. Mahadevan
Proc. R. Soc. A 468, 511 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Reply to Comment on "Statistical mechanics of developable ribbons"
L. Giomi and L. Mahadevan
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 239802 (2011) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Excitable patterns in active nematics
L. Giomi, L. Mahadevan, B. Chakraborty and M. F. Hagan
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 218101 (2011) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Statistical mechanics of developable ribbons
L. Giomi and L. Mahadevan
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 238104 (2010) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Sheared active fluids: thickening, thinning and vanishing viscosity
L. Giomi, T. B. Liverpool and M. C. Marchetti
Phys. Rev. E 81, 051908 (2010) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Two-dimensional matter: order, curvature and defects
M. J. Bowick and L. Giomi
Adv. Phys. 58, 449 (2009) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Pak3 inhibits local actin filament formation to regulate global cell polarity
Y. Asano, A. Jimenez-Dalmaroni, T.B. Liverpool, M.C. Marchetti, L. Giomi,
A. Kiger, T. Duke, and B. Baum
HFSP Journal 1, 102 (2009) [ Journal ]

Elastic theory of defects in toroidal crystals
L. Giomi and M. J. Bowick
Eur. Phys. J. E 27, 275 (2008) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Complex spontaneous flows and concentration banding in active polar films
L. Giomi, M. C. Marchetti and T. B. Liverpool
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 198101 (2008) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Defective ground states of toroidal crystals
L. Giomi and M. J. Bowick
Phys. Rev. E 78, 010601(R) (2008) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Bubble-raft model for a paraboloidal crystal
M. J. Bowick, L. Giomi, H. Shin and C. K. Thomas
Phys. Rev. E 77, 021602 (2008) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Paraboloidal crystals
L. Giomi and M. J. Bowick
Chaos 17, 1 (2007) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Crystalline order on Riemannian manifolds with variable Gaussian curvature and boundary
L. Giomi and M. J. Bowick
Phys. Rev. B 76, 054106 (2007) [ Journal | arXiv ]

The mean-field infinite range p = 3 spin glass: equilibrium landscape and correlation time scales
A. Billoire, L. Giomi and E. Marinari
Europhys. Lett. 71, 824 (2005) [ Journal | arXiv ]


Theses

Unordinary Order: A Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Investigation of Crystalline Order On Curved Surfaces
PhD Thesis, Syracuse University (2009),
Adviser: Mark Bowick. [ Download ]

Tempi di Correlazione in un Modello P-Spin in Campo Medio
Laurea Thesis (in Italian), La Sapienza University (2004),
Adviser: Enzo Marinari. [ Download ]