Theoretische Physik mit dem Schwerpunkt komplexe Fluide

Gast (SFB 910)

Einrichtung Institut für Theoretische Physik
Sekretariat EW 7-1
Gebäude EW
Raum EW 279

My research centres on understanding properties of non-equilibrium systems. In particular, I am interested in small-scale systems for which thermal fluctuations play a
crucial role.

In my Ph.D. research under the supervision of Prof. Sanjib Sabhapandit at the Raman Research Institute, India, I computed the probability density functions and the
large deviation functions of stochastic observables, such as heat, work, entropy production, and efficiency. Moreover, I investigated deviations of the fluctuation theorem
of entropy production and input work of small-scale systems. These studies involved analytical computations (Fokker-Planck equation, master equation, Langevin equation)
and numerical simulations.

In January 2019, I joined as a postdoc researcher with Prof. Amos Maritan at the University of Padova, Italy. Our goal was to understand the
emergent properties (catastrophic events and species coexistence) in the ecological community using statistical physics tools. We also developed a theoretical framework to
compute entropy production for unidirectional transitions, which can be applied to chemical reactions.

From February 2021, I am a postdoc researcher with Prof. David A.
Sivak in the Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University. Here, we aim to design a control protocol that minimises the dissipation in driving the F1-ATPase molecular motor
to synthesise ATP in vivo.