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Stress fibers orient traction forces on micropatterns: A hybrid cellular Potts model study
K. Schakenraad, G. I. Martorana, B. H. Bakker, L. Giomi, R. M. H. Merks
bioRxiv 2022.04.18.488715 (2022) [ bioRxiv ]

Passive self-propulsion and enhanced annihilation of p-atic defects
D. Krommydas, L. Carenza, L. Giomi
arXiv:2203.06170 (2022) [ arXiv ]

Epithelia are multiscale active liquid crystals
J.-M. Armengol-Collado, L. N. Carenza, J. Eckert, D. Krommydas, L. Giomi
arXiv:2202.00668 (2022) [ arXiv ]

Hydrodynamics and multiscale order in confluent epithelia
J.-M. Armengol-Collado, L. N. Carenza, L. Giomi
arXiv:2202.00651 (2022) [ arXiv ]

Statistics and topology of fluctuating ribbons
E. H. Yong, F. Dary, L. Giomi, L. Mahadevan
arXiv:2112.12905 (2021) [ arXiv ]

Long-ranged order and flow alignment in sheared p-atic liquid crystals
L. Giomi, J. Toner, N. Sarkar
arXiv:2111.04720 (2021) [ arXiv ]

Hydrodynamics of p-atic liquid crystals
L. Giomi, J. Toner, N. Sarkar
arXiv:2106.11957 (2021) [ arXiv ]

Trade-offs in phenotypic noise synchronize emergent topology to actively enhance transport in microbial environments
J. Dhar, A. L. P. Thai, A. Ghoshal, L. Giomi, A. Sengupta
arXiv:2105.00465 (2021) [ arXiv ]

Defect-mediated dynamics of coherent structures in active nematics
M. Serra, L. Lemma, L. Giomi, Z. Dogic, L. Mahadevan
arXiv:2104.02196 (2021) [ arXiv ]

Supported lipid membranes with designed geometry
M. Rinaldin, S. L. D. ten Haaf, E. J. Vegter, C. van der Wel, P. Fonda, L. Giomi, D. J. Kraft
arXiv:2011.12271 (2021) [ arXiv ]

Metastability of lipid necks via geometric triality
P. Fonda, L. Giomi
arXiv:2011.12271 (2021) [ arXiv ]

Topological waves in passive and active fluids on curved surfaces: a unified picture
R. Green, J. Armas, J. de Boer, L. Giomi
arXiv:2011.12271 (2020) [ arXiv ]

Chiral edge currents in confined fibrosarcoma cells
V. Yashunsky, D. J. G. Pearce, C. Blanch-Mercader, F. Ascione, P. Silberzan, L. Giomi
arXiv:2010.15555 (2020) [ arXiv ]

How to puncture a biomembrane: elastic versus entropic rupture
R. Capozza, L. Giomi, C. A. Gonano, F. De Angelisi
arXiv:1911.05557 (2019) [ arXiv ]


Peer reviewed articles


Defect-mediated morphogenesis
L. A. Hoffmann, L. N. Carenza, J. Eckert, L. Giomi
Sci. Adv. 8, eabk2712 (2022) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Self-assembly dynamics of reconfigurable colloidal molecules
I. Chakraborty, D. J. G. Pearce, R. W. Verweij, S. C. Matysik, L. Giomi, D. J. Kraft
ACS Nano 16, 2 2471 (2022) [ | arXiv ]

Orientational correlations in passive and active nematics
D. J. G. Pearce, J. Nambisan, P. W. Ellis, A. Fernandez-Nieves, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 197801 (2021) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Topology-driven ordering in flocking matter
A. Chardac, L. A. Hoffmann, Y. Poupart, L. Giomi, D. Bartolo
Phys. Rev. X 11, 031069 (2021) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Reply to Comment on "Faceting and flattening of emulsion droplets: a mechanical model" by Haas et al.
I. García-Aguilar, P. Fonda, E. Sloutskin, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 259802 (2021) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Faceting and flattening of emulsion droplets
I. García-Aguilar, P. Fonda, E. Sloutskin, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 038001 (2021) [ Journal | arXiv ]
Editor's suggestion, featured in Physics magazine

Confinement-induced self-organization in growing bacterial colonies
Z. You, D. J. G. Pearce, L. Giomi
Sci. Adv. 7, eabc8685 (2021) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Measuring Gaussian rigidity using curved substrates
P. Fonda, S. C. Al-Izzi, L. Giomi, M. S. Turner
Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 188002 (2020). [ Journal | arXiv ]

Dislocation screening in crystals with spherical topology
I. García-Aguilar, P. Fonda, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. E 101, 063005 (2020) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Geometric pinning and antimixing in scaffolded lipid vesicles
M. Rinaldin, P. Fonda, L. Giomi, D. J. Kraft
Nat. Commun. 11, 4314 (2020) [ Journal | arXiv ]
Featured in Nature Research Chemistry Community

Mechanical interplay between cell shape and actin cytoskeleton organization
K. Schakenraad, J. Ernst, W. Pomp, E. H. J. Danen, R. M. H. Merks, T. Schmidt, L. Giomi
Soft Matter 16, 6328 (2020) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Lipid exchange enhances geometric pinning in multicomponent membranes on patterned substrates
M. Rinaldin, P. Fonda, L. Giomi, D. J. Kraft
Soft Matter 16, 4932 (2020). [ Journal | arXiv ]

Topotaxis of active Brownian particles
K. Schakenraad, L. Ravazzano, N. Sarkar, J. A. J. Wondergem, R. M. H. Merks, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. E 101, 032602 (2020) [ Journal | arXiv]

Chiral stresses in nematic cell monolayers
L. A. Hoffmann, K. Schakenraad, R. M. H. Merks, L. Giomi
Soft Matter 16, 764 (2020) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Mono-to-multilayer transition in growing bacterial colonies
Z. You, D. J. G. Pearce, A. Sengupta, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 178001 (2019) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Thermodynamic equilibrium of binary mixtures on curved surfaces
P. Fonda, M. Rinaldin, D. J. Kraft, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev E 100, 032604 (2019). [ Journal | arXiv ]

Statistical properties of autonomous flows in 2D active nematics
L. M. Lemma, S. J. Decamp, Z. You, L. Giomi, Z. Dogic
Soft Matter 15, 3264 (2019). [ Journal | arXiv ]

Geometrical control of active turbulence in curved topographies
D. J. G. Pearce, P. W. Ellis, A. Fernandez-Nieves, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 168002 (2019). [ Journal | arXiv ]

Cellular geometry controls the efficiency of motile sperm aggregates
D. J. G. Pearce, L. A. Hoogerbrugge, K. A. Hook, H. S. Fisher, L. Giomi
J. R. Soc. Interface 15, 20180702 (2018) [ Journal | arXiv | bioRxiv ]

Interface geometry of binary mixtures on curved substrates
P. Fonda, M. Rinaldin, D. J. Kraft, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. E 98, 032801 (2018) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Turbulent dynamics of epithelial cell cultures
C. Blanch-Mercader, V. Yashunsky, S. Garcia, G. Duclos, L. Giomi, P. Silberzan
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 208101 (2018) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Curvature-induced defect unbinding and dynamics in active nematic toroids
P. W. Ellis, D. J. G. Pearce, Y.-W. Chang, G. Goldsztein, L. Giomi, A. Fernandez-Nieves
Nat. Phys. 14, 85 (2018) [ Journal ]

Geometry and mechanics of micro-domains in growing bacterial colonies
Z. You, D. J. G. Pearce, A. Sengupta, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. X 8, 031065 (2018) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Cytoskeletal anisotropy controls geometry and forces of adherent cells
W. Pomp, K. Schakenraad, H. E. Balcioğlu, H. van Hoorn, E. H. J. Danen, R. M. H. Merks, T. Schmidt, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 178101 (2018) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Cross-talk between topological defects in different fields revealed by nematic microfluidics
L. Giomi, Z Kos, M. Ravnik, A. Sengupta
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114, E5771 (2017) [ Journal | arXiv ]

One ring to rule them all: tuning bacteria collective motion via geometric confinement
L. Giomi
New J. Phys. 18, 081001 (2016) [ Journal ]

Linear response to leadership, effective temperature and decision making in flocks
D. J. G. Pearce, L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. E 94, 02261 (2016) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Orientational properties of nematic disclinations
A. J. Vromans, L. Giomi
Soft Matter 12, 6490 (2016) [ Journal | arXiv ]

The geometry and topology of turbulence in active nematics
L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. X 5, 031003 (2015) [ Journal | arXiv ]

On shape dependence of holographic mutual information in AdS4
P. Fonda, L. Giomi, A. Salvio, E. Tonni
JHEP 1502:005 (2015) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Topology and dynamics of active nematic vesicles
F. C. Keber, E. Loiseau, T. Sanchez, S. J. DeCamp, L. Giomi,
M. J. Bowick, M. C. Marchetti, Z. Dogic, A. R. Bausch
Science 345, 1135 (2014) [ Journal | arXiv ]
Featured in Physics World, Materials 360, Popular Science, Le Scienze, Corriere della Sera

The dynamics of sperm cooperation in a competitive environment
H. S. Fisher, L. Giomi, H. E. Hoekstra, L. Mahadevan
Proc. R. Soc. B 281, 20140296 (2014) [ Journal | arXiv | bioRxiv ]
Featured in National Geographic, Science News

Defect dynamics in active nematics
L. Giomi, M. J. Bowick, P. Mishra, R. Sknepnek and M. C. Marchetti
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 372, 20130365 (2014) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Spontaneous division and motility in active nematic droplets
L. Giomi and A. DeSimone
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 147802 (2014) [ Journal | arXiv ]
Featured in Physics Today, Kurzweil, Phys.org

Defect annihilation and proliferation in active nematics
L. Giomi, M. J. Bowick, X. Ma and M. C. Marchetti
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 228101 (2013) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Softly constrained films
L. Giomi
Soft Matter 9, 8121 (2013) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Swarming, swirling and stasis in sequestered bristle-bots
L. Giomi, N. Hawley-Weld and L. Mahadevan
Proc. R. Soc. A 469, 20120637 (2013) [ Journal | arXiv ]
Featured in MIT Technology Review, New Scientist, United Academics

Polymorphism and bistability in adherent cells
S. Banerjee and L. Giomi
Soft Matter 9, 5251 (2013) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Hyperbolic interfaces
L. Giomi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 136101 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Banding, excitability and chaos in active nematics suspensions
L. Giomi, L. Mahadevan, B. Chakraborty and M. F. Hagan
Nonlinearity 25, 2245 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Minimal surfaces bounded by elastic lines
L. Giomi and L. Mahadevan
Proc. R. Soc. A 468, 1851 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Molecular tilt on monolayer-protected nanoparticles
L. Giomi, M. J. Bowick, X. Ma and A. Majumdar
Europhys. Lett. 97, 36005 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Polar patterns in active fluids
L. Giomi and M. C. Marchetti
Soft Matter 8, 129 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Multistability of free spontaneously curved anisotropic strips
L. Giomi and L. Mahadevan
Proc. R. Soc. A 468, 511 (2012) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Reply to Comment on "Statistical mechanics of developable ribbons"
L. Giomi and L. Mahadevan
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 239802 (2011) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Excitable patterns in active nematics
L. Giomi, L. Mahadevan, B. Chakraborty and M. F. Hagan
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 218101 (2011) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Statistical mechanics of developable ribbons
L. Giomi and L. Mahadevan
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 238104 (2010) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Sheared active fluids: thickening, thinning and vanishing viscosity
L. Giomi, T. B. Liverpool and M. C. Marchetti
Phys. Rev. E 81, 051908 (2010) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Two-dimensional matter: order, curvature and defects
M. J. Bowick and L. Giomi
Adv. Phys. 58, 449 (2009) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Pak3 inhibits local actin filament formation to regulate global cell polarity
Y. Asano, A. Jimenez-Dalmaroni, T.B. Liverpool, M.C. Marchetti, L. Giomi,
A. Kiger, T. Duke, and B. Baum
HFSP Journal 1, 102 (2009) [ Journal ]

Elastic theory of defects in toroidal crystals
L. Giomi and M. J. Bowick
Eur. Phys. J. E 27, 275 (2008) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Complex spontaneous flows and concentration banding in active polar films
L. Giomi, M. C. Marchetti and T. B. Liverpool
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 198101 (2008) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Defective ground states of toroidal crystals
L. Giomi and M. J. Bowick
Phys. Rev. E 78, 010601(R) (2008) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Bubble-raft model for a paraboloidal crystal
M. J. Bowick, L. Giomi, H. Shin and C. K. Thomas
Phys. Rev. E 77, 021602 (2008) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Paraboloidal crystals
L. Giomi and M. J. Bowick
Chaos 17, 1 (2007) [ Journal | arXiv ]

Crystalline order on Riemannian manifolds with variable Gaussian curvature and boundary
L. Giomi and M. J. Bowick
Phys. Rev. B 76, 054106 (2007) [ Journal | arXiv ]

The mean-field infinite range p = 3 spin glass: equilibrium landscape and correlation time scales
A. Billoire, L. Giomi and E. Marinari
Europhys. Lett. 71, 824 (2005) [ Journal | arXiv ]


Theses

Unordinary Order: A Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Investigation of Crystalline Order On Curved Surfaces
PhD Thesis, Syracuse University (2009),
Adviser: Mark Bowick. [ Download ]

Tempi di Correlazione in un Modello P-Spin in Campo Medio
Laurea Thesis (in Italian), La Sapienza University (2004),
Adviser: Enzo Marinari. [ Download ]