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Jörn Dunkel

Professor of Mathematics
Physical Applied Mathematics
Robert E Collins Distinguished Scholar

Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Office    2-381
Tel        +1 (617) 253-7826
Fax       +1 (617) 253-4358
Email     dunkel "at" mit.edu



Selected recent articles
  • nematic bits and logic gates Science Advances 2022
  • MIT news: 4-bit logic for living materials Nature 2022
  • MIT news: odd living crystals Nature 2022
  • braiding fractional liquid crystal defects PRX 2022
  • learning developmental mode dynamics eLife 2021
  • entropy production from waiting times PRL 2021
  • braiding on the cell membrane PNAS 2021
  • active topolectrical circuits PNAS 2021
  • hydrodynamic spin lattices Nature 2021
  • entropy production in living systems PNAS 2021
  • MIT news: altruistic nurse cell dumping PNAS 2021
  • topological earth mover's distance PRL 2021
  • MIT news: spiral waves in cell membranes Nature Physics 2020
  • MIT news: topological mechanics of knots Science 2020
  • biofilm growth in strong flow PRL 2019
  • antibiotics facilitate biofilm invasion Nature Microbiol 2019
  • MIT news: robust tissue folding Dev Cell 2019
  • bacterial scattering in microfluidic crystal flows PNAS 2019
  • biofilm growth at single-cell resolution Nature Physics 2019
  • space-time phase diagram of bacterial swarming PNAS 2019


Dates
  • MIT Physical Mathematics Seminar   T 2:30-3:30
  • MIT Physical Maths Group Meeting   Th 12:30-1:30


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CV   pdf
  • since 2022 Full Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2020-2022 Associate Professor with Tenure, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2018-2020 Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2013-2018 Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2010-2013 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge
  • 2008-2010 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  • 2008 Dr rer nat, Institute for Physics, Universität Augsburg
  • 2005 Dipl Math, Institute for Mathematics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2004 Dipl Phys, Institute for Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2000-2001 Visiting Student, Exeter College, University of Oxford
  • since 2020 Robert E Collins Distinguished Scholar, MIT Mathematics
  • 2017 APS Outstanding Referee
  • 2016-2020 Complex Systems Scholar Award, James S McDonnell Foundation
  • 2015-2018 Edmund F Kelly Research Award, MIT Mathematics
  • 2015-2017 Alfred P Sloan Research Fellow
  • 2014-2016 Solomon Buchsbaum Fund Award, MIT
  • 2011-2013 Research Fellow, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge
  • 2011 Gustav Hertz Prize, German Physical Society (DPG)
  • 2008-2010 Junior Research Fellow, Mansfield College, University of Oxford
  • 2008 Erich Krautz Prize, Universität Augsburg
  • 2005 SCOR Actuarial Prize, SCOR Group & Universität Ulm
  • 2004 Humboldt Prize, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • 2004 Lise Meitner Prize, Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2001-2003 Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes




Last modified:   19 August 2022