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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

 

Career

  • 2007-date: Senior Research Associate, Universityof Cambridge
  • 2003-2007: Senior Lecturer, Universityof Arizona

Research

My work is  focused in two maint areas  i) topological transitions in Fluid Dynamics  ii) applications of Fluid Dynamics to solutions of living organisms.

The first area is,  and has been for a long time, my main line of research starting with the study of drop pinchin in the late 1990's . The latest work relates to reconnection of Plateau borders and collapse of bounded minimal surfaces in the context of soap films.

The second one connects Fluid Mechanics with Biophysics. In particular the  study of flows produced by swimming organisms and the development of equations of motion to describe the sef-sustained oscillations of long thin filaments.

Selected Publications

  • Antiphase Synchronization in a Flagellar-Dominance Mutant of Chlamydomonas


    Kyriacos C. Leptos, Kirsty Y. Wan, Marco Polin, Idan Tuval, Adriana I. Pesci, and Raymond E. Goldstein
    Physical Review Letters 111, 158101 (2013)
  • Topological Constraints and Their Breakdown in Dynamical Evolution


    Raymond E. Goldstein, H. Keith Moffatt, and Adriana I. Pesci
    Nonlinearity 25, R85-R98 (2012)

Publications

Mapping of the classical kinetic balance equations onto the Pauli equation
AI Pesci, RE Goldstein, H Uys
– Nonlinearity
(2004)
18,
227
Mapping of the classical kinetic balance equations onto the Schrödinger equation
AI Pesci, RE Goldstein
– Nonlinearity
(2004)
18,
211
Inertially driven buckling and overturning of jets in a Hele-Shaw cell.
AI Pesci, MA Porter, RE Goldstein
– Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
(2003)
68,
563051
Phase equilibria of lattice polymer and solvent: Tests of theories against simulations
WG MADDEN, AI PESCI, KF FREED
– Macromolecules
(2002)
23,
1181
Computation of the crosslink dependence of the effective Flory interaction parameter .chi. for polymer networks
KF FREED, AI PESCI
– Macromolecules
(2002)
22,
4048
Domain of convergence of perturbative solutions for Hele-Shaw flow near interface collapse
AI Pesci, RE Goldstein, MJ Shelley
– Physics of Fluids
(1999)
11,
2809
Instabilities and singularities in Hele–Shaw flow
RE Goldstein, AI Pesci, MJ Shelley
– Physics of Fluids
(1998)
10,
2701
Attracting manifold for a viscous topology transition
RE Goldstein, AI Pesci, MJ Shelley
– Physical review letters
(1995)
75,
3665
Dynamic Bifurcation in Hamiltonian Systems with One Degree of Freedom
NR LEBOVITZ, AI PESCI
– SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
(1995)
55,
1117
Topology transitions and singularities in viscous flows.
RE Goldstein, AI Pesci, MJ Shelley
– Phys Rev Lett
(1993)
70,
3043
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Research Group

Biological Physics and Mechanics

Room

H0.05

Telephone

01223 764954