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The Institute for Physical Science and Technology is an internationally recognized institute for interdisciplinary research in emerging areas at the boundaries between physics, mathematical and life sciences, and engineering.

Research activities of the faculty can be divided into six broad fields:

Non-Equilibrium Systems, Emergent Materials and Active Matter

Mikhail Anisimov, J. Robert Dorfman, James Drake, Michael E. Fisher, John T. Fourkas, Michelle Girvan, Christopher Jarzynski, Theodore R. Kirkpatrick, Wolfgang Losert, Dionisios Margetis, Ricardo H. Nochetto, Garegin Papoian, Jan V. Sengers, Katepalli Sreenivasan, Pratyush Tiwary, Arpita Upadhyaya, John D. Weeks, Ellen D. Williams.

Non-Equilibrium Aspects of Crystal Surfaces, Atomic Gases and Emergent Two-Dimensional Materials

Dionisios Margetis, John D. Weeks

Advance simulation methods in complex systems

Garegin Papoian, Pratyush Tiwary

Equilibrium and non-equilibrium fluctuation phenomena in soft condensed matter

J. Robert Dorfman, Theodore R. Kirkpatrick, Jan V. Sengers, John D. Weeks

Non-equilibrium thermodynamics at the nanoscale

Christopher Jarzynski

Thermodynamics of information processing

Christopher Jarzynski

Quantum control

Christopher Jarzynski

Networks Science and Dynamical Systems

Michelle Girvan, Brian R. Hunt, Kayo Ide, Eugenia E. Kalnay, Wolfgang Losert, Dionisios Margetis, Garegin Papoian, Rajarshi Roy, Katepalli Sreenivasan, Eitan Tadmor, Konstantina Trivisa, James A. Yorke.

Phase transitions in networks

Michelle Girvan

Neuronal networks

Michelle Girvan

Dynamical Systems for Kinetics of Crystalline Materials

Dionisios Margetis

Symmetries and Synchronization in Networks

Rajarshi Roy

Chimera States and Cluster Formation

Rajarshi Roy

Collective Dynamics

Eitan Tadmor

Self-organized Dynamics: Quorum Sensing

Konstantina Trivisa

Nonlinear dynamics of computer network

James A. Yorke

Chaos theory

Brian R. Hunt, James A. Yorke

Weather prediction

Brian R. Hunt, Kayo Ide, Eugenia E. Kalnay, James A. Yorke

Quantitative Life Sciences

Daniel Dwyer, Michelle Girvan, Christopher Jarzynski, Lorimer, Wolfgang Losert, Dionisios Margetis, Ricardo H. Nochetto, Garegin Papoian, Pratyush Tiwary, Konstantina Trivisa, Arpita Upadhyaya, James A. Yorke.

Biological networks

Daniel Dwyer, Michelle Girvan, Pratyush Tiwary

Cellular cytoskeleton and motility

Garegin Papoian, Arpita Upadhyaya, Wolfgang Losert

Genome research

James A. Yorke, Aleksey Zimin

Population dynamics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic

James A. Yorke

Cell death physiology

Daniel Dwyer

Biomaterials

Wolfgang Losert, Ricardo H. Nochetto, Dionisios Margetis, Pratyush Tiwary, Konstantina Trivisa, Arpita Upadhyaya, John D. Weeks

Cancer dynamics

Wolfgang Losert, Garegin Papoian, Michelle Girvan, Pratyush Tiwary, Konstantina Trivisa, Arpita Upadhyaya

Energetic Particle Astrophysics and Space Technology

James Drake, Eun-Suk Seo, Vladimir Ptuskin, Donald Reames, Peter H. Yoon.

Detection and characterization of cosmic rays

Eun-Suk Seo, Moo Hyun Lee

Magnetic reconnection with space physics applications

James Drake

Cosmic ray acceleration and propagation

Vladimir Ptuskin

Design of particle telescopes and data acquisition and analysis systems

Donald Reames

Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation

Stuart S. Antman, Jeffrey Bub, Anil Deane, Dmitry Dolgopyat, James Drake, Michelle Girvan, Brian R. Hunt, Kayo Ide, Lise-Marie Imbert-Gérard, Eugenia E. Kalnay, Vadim Kaloshin, C. David Levermore, Dionisios Margetis, Ricardo H. Nochetto, Serguei Novikov, Elaine S. Oran, Garegin Papoian, Rajarshi Roy, Eitan Tadmor, Konstantina Trivisa, Pratyush Tiwary, John D. Weeks, James A. Yorke.

Data Assimilation

Kayo Ide

Fluid Dynamics

Stuart S. Antman, Anil Deane, James Drake, Kayo Ide, Eugenia E. Kalnay, Daniel P. Lathrop, C. David Levermore, Dionisios Margetis, Ricardo H. Nochetto, Elaine S. Oran, Roald Z. Sagdeev, Eitan Tadmor, Konstantina Trivisa, Wallace

Cell dynamics and tumor growth modeling

Konstantina Trivisa

Computational Mathematics

Lise-Marie Imbert-Gérard, Dionisios Margetis, Ricardo H. Nochetto, Elaine S. Oran, Eitan Tadmor

Free Boundary Problems and Geometric PDEs

Ricardo H. Nochetto

Theory and computation of nonlinear PDEs and image processing

Eitan Tadmor

Theory and Computation of Materials including Biomaterials

Stuart S. Antman, Dionisios Margetis, Ricardo H. Nochetto, Konstantina Trivisa, John D. Weeks, Ellen D. Williams

Nonlinear Dynamics

Stuart S. Antman, Dmitry Dolgopyat, Michelle Girvan, Brian R. Hunt, Kayo Ide, Eugenia E. Kalnay, Daniel P. Lathrop, Wolfgang Losert, Dionisios Margetis, Elaine S. Oran, Rajarshi Roy, James A. Yorke

Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information

Jeffrey Bub, Dionisios Margetis

Modeling and Simulation of Plasmas

James Drake

Atomic, Molecular, Optical, and Plasma Physics

Millard Alexander, Charles W. Clark, Michael A. Coplan, Murthy S. Gudipati, Wendell T. Hill - III, William D. Phillips