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Faculty of Mathematics

 

 

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

Growth and instability of a laminar plume in a strongly stratified environment
M Lombardi, CP Caulfield, C Cossu, AI Pesci, RE Goldstein
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2011)
671,
184
Growth and instability of a laminar plume in a strongly stratified environment
M LOMBARDI, CP CAULFIELD, C COSSU, AI PESCI, RE GOLDSTEIN
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2011)
1
Soap-film Mobius strip changes topology with a twist singularity
RE Goldstein, HK Moffatt, AI Pesci, RL Ricca
– Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
(2010)
107,
21979
Dynamics of enhanced tracer diffusion in suspensions of swimming eukaryotic microorganisms.
KC Leptos, JS Guasto, JP Gollub, AI Pesci, RE Goldstein
– Physical Review Letters
(2009)
103,
198103
Mixing by Swimming Algae
JS Guasto, KC Leptos, JP Gollub, AI Pesci, RE Goldstein
Hermitization and the Poisson bracket-commutator correspondence as a consequence of averaging
AI Pesci, RE Goldstein, H Uys
– Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
(2006)
39,
789
Coiling, entrainment, and hydrodynamic coupling of decelerated fluid jets.
C Dombrowski, B Lewellyn, AI Pesci, JM Restrepo, JO Kessler, RE Goldstein
– Physical review letters
(2005)
95,
184501
Boundary layer model for vortex fingers in type-II superconductors
C Baggio, RE Goldstein, AI Pesci, W van Saarloos
– Physical Review B
(2005)
72,
060503
Mapping of the relativistic kinetic balance equations onto the Klein-Gordon and second-order Dirac equations
AI Pesci, RE Goldstein, H Uys
– Nonlinearity
(2005)
18,
1295
Mapping of the classical kinetic balance equations onto the Schrodinger equation
AI Pesci, RE Goldstein
– Nonlinearity
(2005)
18,
211
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Research Group

Biological Physics and Mechanics

Room

H0.05

Telephone

01223 764954