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Pierre Ronceray
2016-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow
Soft Matter and Biophysics

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I study soft condensed matter and its connections to biological problems. Here are a few questions I am currently investigating: How much does the cell cytoskeleton contract in response to the forces exerted by motor proteins? What determines the morphology of self-assembled aggregates of proteins? Can we relate the stability of a supercooled liquid to its local geometrical properties? Can we give a quantitative meaning to the concept of geometrical frustration, and what is its connection to the glass transition? The common threads of my research are the study of emerging phenomena from simple local rules,  the use of “numerical experiments” on innovative toy models, and the search for elegant, geometrically intuitive interpretations.