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
– Physica A Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
(2018)
504,
106
(DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2017.12.137)
Extracting maximum power from active colloidal heat engines
– EPL (Europhysics Letters)
(2018)
121,
60005
(DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/121/60005)
Entropy production in field theories without time-reversal symmetry: Quantifying the non-equilibrium character of active matter
– Physical Review X
(2017)
7,
021007
(DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.7.021007)
Nonequilibrium dissipation in living oocytes
– EPL (Europhysics Letters)
(2016)
116,
30008
(DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/116/30008)
How Far from Equilibrium Is Active Matter?
– Physical Review Letters
(2016)
117,
038103
Active cage model of glassy dynamics.
– Physical Review E
(2016)
94,
012610
(DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.94.012610)
Active cell mechanics: Measurement and theory
– Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Lipids and Lipid Metabolism
(2015)
1853,
3083
(DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2015.05.022)
Modeling the dynamics of a tracer particle in an elastic active gel
– Physical Review E
(2015)
92,
012716
(DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.012716)
Activity-driven fluctuations in living cells
– EPL (Europhysics Letters)
(2015)
110,
48005
(DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/110/48005)
Generalized Langevin equation with hydrodynamic backflow: Equilibrium properties
– Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
(2015)
422,
107
(DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2014.12.008)
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