Shlomi Reuveni studied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, Tel Aviv University. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude), an M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry (Summa Cum Laude), a Ph.D. from the School of Chemistry, and a Ph.D. from the School of Mathematical Sciences, all from Tel Aviv University. Shlomi returned to Tel Aviv after a postdoctoral training period at the Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School.
With a Ph.D. in Physics from the Raman Research Institute and a postdoc from the Technion, Arnab studies first passage under restart. Arnab has recently developed a general theoretical framework for the analysis of this wide and diverse class of problems and now tries to further extend and apply this framework to better understand stochastic search processes & the thermodynamics of restart. In addition, Arnab also explores the application of first passage under restart to enzymatic catalysis at the single-molecule level.
Somrita holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Visva-Bharati University, India. There she studied the energetics of classical and quantum Brownian systems, rate theory of chemical reactions and heat transport phenomena. She then moved to the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany as a post-doctoral guest scientist. There she worked on stochastic thermodynamics exploring several aspects of precision, energetic cost and periodic driving in small-scale dissipative systems. One of her recent achievements is a general fluctuation theorem for currents in small-scale periodically driven systems. Today, Somrita takes a Physical Chemist's perspective and applies the knowledge she gathered to better understand biophysical and biochemical systems at a single molecule level.
Sarah completed undergraduate studies in physics and music at the University of Michigan and a PhD in physics at Harvard University. She previously did work in soft condensed matter, optics, and discrete geometry. Currently, she works on problems in biological and statistical physics.
Yuval holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemistry from Tel-Aviv University. In his master's thesis, prepared under the supervision of Prof. Yoram Cohen, he studied Diffusion-Magnetic Resonance techniques and applied them to the study of multicompartmental biological tissues. In his Ph.D., Yuval plans to continue working on complex stochastic systems at the interface of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
With a B.Sc. (Magna cum Laude) in Applied Mathematics (Major) & Chemistry (Minor); Ofek studies stochastic aspects of DNA damage & repair. He is also interested in exactly solvable models in Statistical Physics and has recently developed a method to compute spatial correlations in the Asymmetric Simple Inclusion Process—a lattice-gas model for unidirectional transport with aggregation.