Luca Giomi

Welcome to Giomi's Soft & Bio Mechanics group!

We are interested in understanding the mechanics of soft materials, of which biological materials are prominent examples. Soft materials are those that can be easily deformed by external stress, electromagnetic fields or just thermal fluctuations: in other words everything that is wet, squishy or floppy. To pursue this, we use a combination of analytical techniques, numerical simulations and, from time to time, some simple experiment.


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[25.03.2021] Welcome Dimitris, Jose and Livo!

[12.03.2020] Luca awarded NWO Groot grant

[13.12.2019] Luca awarded ERC grant

[07.11.2019] Congratulations Dr. Rinaldin!


[01.06.2021] Metastability of lipid necks via geometric triality

[02.05.2021] Trade-offs in phenotypic noise synchronize emergent topology to actively enhance transport in microbial environments

[06.04.2021] Defect-mediated dynamics of coherent structures in active nematics


Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics
Universiteit Leiden