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Faculty of Mathematics

 

Career

  • 2017-present: Junior Research Fellow, St Catherine'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

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, 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.

Selected Publications

  • 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. (EPL) 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. (EPL) 110, 48005 (2015)

 

Publications

The statistical physics of active matter: From self-catalytic colloids to living cells
É Fodor, M Cristina Marchetti
– Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
(2018)
504,
106
Extracting maximum power from active colloidal heat engines
D Martin, C Nardini, ME Cates, Fodor
– EPL (Europhysics Letters)
(2018)
121,
60005
Entropy Production in Field Theories without Time-Reversal Symmetry: Quantifying the Non-Equilibrium Character of Active Matter
C Nardini, É Fodor, E Tjhung, F van Wijland, J Tailleur, ME Cates
– Physical Review X
(2017)
7,
021007
Nonequilibrium dissipation in living oocytes
É Fodor, WW Ahmed, M Almonacid, M Bussonnier, NS Gov, M-H Verlhac, T Betz, P Visco, F van Wijland
– EPL (Europhysics Letters)
(2016)
116,
30008
How Far from Equilibrium Is Active Matter?
É Fodor, C Nardini, ME Cates, J Tailleur, P Visco, F van Wijland
– Phys Rev Lett
(2016)
117,
038103
Active cage model of glassy dynamics
É Fodor, H Hayakawa, P Visco, F van Wijland
– Physical Review E
(2016)
94,
012610
Active cell mechanics: Measurement and theory.
WW Ahmed, É Fodor, T Betz
– Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Lipids and Lipid Metabolism
(2015)
1853,
3083
Modeling the dynamics of a tracer particle in an elastic active gel
E Ben-Isaac, É Fodor, P Visco, F van Wijland, NS Gov
– Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys
(2015)
92,
012716
Activity-driven fluctuations in living cells
É Fodor, M Guo, NS Gov, P Visco, DA Weitz, F van Wijland
– EPL (Europhysics Letters)
(2015)
110,
48005
Generalized Langevin equation with hydrodynamic backflow: Equilibrium properties
É Fodor, DS Grebenkov, P Visco, F van Wijland
– Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
(2015)
422,
107
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Research Group

Soft Matter

Room

G2.05

Telephone

01223 760453