Dr Tomer Markovich

Career

  • 2016-date: Blavatnik Postdoctoral Fellow, DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2012-2016: PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Research

I am a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, in the Soft Matter group headed by Prof. Michael E. Cates. 

I am interested in the nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of active matter systems, including self-propelled particles and living cells. My main focus is active gels theories and specifically understanding their departure from equlibrium and the breakage of time-reversal-symmetry.

Other interests: Statistical mechanics of complex charged fluids, electrostatics of ionic solutions, ionic specific effects and their interplay with ion-ion correlations.

 

Selected Publications

  • R. M. Adar, T. Markovich, and D. Andelman, "Bjerrum Pairs in Ionic Solutions: a Poisson-Boltzmann Approach”, J. Chem. Phys., 146, 194904 (2017)

  • T. Markovich, D. Andelman, and R. Podgornik, "Charge regulation: a generalized boundary condition?", EPL113, 26004 (2016)

  • T. Markovich, D. Andelman, and R. Podgornik, "Surface tension of electrolyte interfaces: Ionic specificity within a field-theory approach", J. Chem. Phys.142, 044702 (2015)

  • T. Markovich, D. Andelman, and R. Podgornik, "Surface tension of electrolyte solutions: A self-consistent theory", EPL106, 16002 (2014)