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Ramin Golestanian

Professor of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

The research activities in my group are focused on various problems in the general area of soft condensed matter. We aim to understand the physical and structural properties of both synthetic and biological soft matter, taking into account structural and entropic elasticity, electrostatic interactions, dispersion forces, hydrodynamics, and equilibrium and non-equilibrium fluctuations. These studies are performed using a variety of theoretical tools ranging from analytical tools to Brownian dynamics and Molecular Dynamics simulations. We also apply our knowledge of how things work at the nano-scale to propose designs for machines that could do useful mechanical tasks and analyze their feasibility and the emergent properties of a collection of such devices interacting with each other.

Currently, I teach 1st Year undergraduate Multiple Integrals and Vector Calculus in Hilary Term, and its Revision in Trinity Term. Revision Lecture Notes can be downloaded from at the top right corner.

I also teach a course on Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics in Michaelmas and Hilary terms, as part of the Theoretical Physics Option (C6), and the new Oxford MMathPhys Course.

See a public lecture I gave to a group of Oxford alumni about my research area, Living Matter, which is available as an Oxford podcast.

A number of more technical presentations: