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Dr Étienne Fodor

Junior Research Fellow

Subject: Natural Sciences

I am interested in the nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of active matter systems, including self-propelled particles, living cells and tissues. My main focus is to delineate genuine nonequilibrium properties from purely thermal effects, to determine to what extent the concepts of equilibrium physics are useful to describe active matter.
Ernest Oppenheimer Research Fellow; Warden of Russell Street Hostel

2017-present: Junior Research Fellow, St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge
2017-present: Oppenheimer Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
2016-2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
2013-2016: PhD in Theoretical Physics, University Paris Diderot

  • C. Nardini, É. Fodor, E. Tjhung, F. van Wijland, J. Tailleur, and M. E. Cates,  'Entropy production in field theories without time reversal symmetry: Quantifying the non-equilibrium character of active matter', Phys. Rev. X 7, 021007 (2017)
  • É. Fodor, C. Nardini, M. E. Cates, J. Tailleur, P. Visco, and F. van Wijland, 'How far from equilibrium is active matter?', Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 038103 (2016)
  • É. Fodor, W. W. Ahmed, M. Almonacid, M. Bussonnier, N. S. Gov, M.-H. Verlhac, T. Betz, P. Visco, and F. van Wijland, 'Nonequilibrium dissipation in living oocytes', Europhys. Lett. 116, 30008 (2016)
  • É. Fodor, M. Guo, N. S. Gov, P. Visco, D. A. Weitz, and F. van Wijland, 'Activity-driven fluctuations in living cells', Europhys. Lett. 110, 48005 (2015)
2017 PhD prize, Institut des Systèmes Complexes, Paris; 2017 Best talk prize, SIAM-IMA Annual Conference, University of Cambridge; 2017 Best talk prize, Lorentz Center – Active Liquids, Leiden University.