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Last Update: May 2023


I'm a passionate researcher of statistical physics and a computational development enthusiast.

I hold a PhD in Physics.

My research involves the theoretical study of active soft matter composed microscopically of living cells, and specifically focusing on the unique physics of matter composed of proliferating elements. In part, I am exploiting well-studied avenues of research in soft matter such as mechanics, statistical forces, and arrested dynamics (e.g. jamming), which in this unique framework produce novel phenomena that cannot exist in standard soft matter. Furthermore, the proliferating nature of cells (as well as cell elimination) enables me to also study research domains that have no parallels in inert soft matter, such as competition leading to a change of material composition and evolving mechanical properties. The research questions I am interested in are motivated by biological examples, particularly of dense cellular collectives such as tissues and bacterial colonies. I design and perform computationally intensive simulations to discover these novel phenomena and pinpoint their origin, and complement these with simple analytical models that can provide more refined intuition and predictions.


Last Update: May 2023
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Active matter cell simulation:

growth-driven mechanical competition 

Growth-driven Active Matter.

Cellular bio-mechanical competition in tissues and bacterial colonies, emergent forces, regeneration. 

Amorphous Solids, Colloids & Granular Matter.

Force chains, effective interactions, emergent many-body interactions, friction.

Glasses & Super-cooled Liquids.

Glass transition and associated length-scales.

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Active matter cell simulation:

 motility in a heterogeneous tissue 


Computer Simulations

Molecular Dynamics (MD).

Monte Carlo (MC). 

Swap Monte Carlo.

Vapor Deposition MD.

Parallel Tempering MC.

Event Driven MD (for Hard Spheres)

Programming Languages, etc.

C,C++, Object Oriented


High Performance Computing (using cluster facilities)

openMP parallelization



Artist's conception of Vapor Deposition


2013 - 2018

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

PhD student, under supervision of Prof. Itamar Procaccia.

2009 - 2012

Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

M.Sc. in physics, under supervision of Dr. Moshe Schechter

2005- 2009

Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

B.Sc. in physics.



Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

Teaching Assistant.

Courses: Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism.

2007 - 2011

Ilan Ramon physics youth center

@Ben-Gurion University and Beyt Yatziv in Beer Sheva, Israel.

Astronomy and Physics instructor and junior management.


2023 - current. Data Science researcher

Göttingen University, Germany.

Working on data analysis of cytoskeleton experiments and simulations, as part of a DFG funded Research Training Group.

2018- 2022. Postdoctoral researcher

Max Planck Institute of Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany.

Postdoc with Ramin Golestanian at the department of Living Matter Physics, working on mechanical cellular competition and growth-driven active matter. 

2013 - 2018. PhD student researcher

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

Working on the physics of amorphous solids and the glass and jamming transitions.

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