Izaak Neri PhD.

Bio

My two main topics of research are:

 

Spectra of infinitely large graphs and its applications: Neural networks and social networks are two examples of large complex systems defined on directed graphs. It is interesting to understand how their network structure relates to their dynamical properties, for example, how brain architecture relates to the observed dynamical responses. To this aim, I study the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of large, random, directed graphs and use their properties to characterise the dynamics of complex systems defined on large directed graphs.

 

Nonequilibrium stochastic thermodynamics:  The focus of this research is to identify generic principles for systems that are driven away far from thermal equilibrium and are fluctuating.   Examples are molecular motors, enzymes, small electronic devices, etc.  My recent interests are in a universal tradeoff between speed, fluctuations, and dissipation that underlies nonequilibrium processes.   

Currently, I am based in the Disordered Systems Group of the Mathematics Department of King's College London.

Employment

Aug 2022 - Now

Senior Lecturer in Disordered Systems

Department of Mathematics, King’s College London

Sep 2018 - Jul 2022

Lecturer in Disordered Systems

Department of Mathematics, King’s College London

Postdoctoral Experience

Sep 2016 - Aug 2018

Postdoctoral Contract

Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (mpi-pks)
Biological Physics Group of Prof. Dr. Frank Jülicher

Sep 2013 – Sep 2016

ELBE PostDoctoral Fellowship

Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (mpi-pks)
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (mpi-cbg)
Joint postdoc in the group of Prof. Dr. Frank Jülicher and the lab of Prof. Dr. Marino Zerial

Sep 2010 – Sep 2013

Postdoctoral contract on an ANR project

University of Montpellier, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb (L2c)

Dr. Norbert Kern and Prof. Dr. Andrea Parmeggiani

Education

June 2020

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Recognition of attainment against the UK
Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education

Fev 2006- Jun 2010

PhD. in Physics

KU Leuven, Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITF)
Prof. Dr. Désiré Bollé
Thesis: Statistical Mechanics of Spin Models on Graphs

Jul 2005

Master of Science (Physics)

Ghent University

Prof. Dr. Jan Ryckebusch

Thesis: High Tc Superconductivity and the Hubbard Model