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


[25.06.2019] Congratulations Dr. You!

[08.06.2019] Welcome Andrè, Ludwig, Niladri and Richard

[06.05.2019] New paper on PRL

 

[14.11.2019] How to puncture a biomembrane: elastic versus entropic rupture

[17.09.2019] Chiral stresses in nematic cell monolayers

[21.08.2019] Topotaxis of active Brownian particles


 

Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics
Universiteit Leiden