Andrew Balin

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Andrew Balin

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I am a second-year Systems Biology DTC student now reading for a D.Phil. in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics with Prof. Julia Yeomans. My research focuses on the dynamics of active fluids, using both analytical and computational methods to study the swimming of individual organisms, their interactions, and the emergence of collective behaviour. My background is also in Physics —having graduated from the University of Warwick with an M.Phys. in 2013— and my interests in statistical mechanics and fluid dynamics drew me towards the physics-biology interface. Not only are the tools of physics applicable to certain questions in biology, but the biology itself also provides a great tool to study the fundamental physics of far-from-equilibrium matter. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.