Research Fields
Physics, Multidisciplinary
Term and History
2021-10-01 - Postdoctoral Researcher

Self-introduction

My name is Gilberto Nakamura and I joined iTHEMS as a postdoctoral researcher in Oct 2021, after working as a postdoctoral fellow at IJCLab/CNRS in France.

My research interests have been about the role of noise and correlations in biologically inspired systems. The relation between fluctuations and long-range correlations lies at the heart of the theory of critical phenomena, with ramifications in Statistical Physics and Quantum Field Theory. Fluctuations in biological systems are further exacerbated by the innate variability of organisms, adding richness to the dynamics and promoting the emergence of complex behavior. More recently, my interests have shifted towards modeling disease-spreading dynamics, viral infections, and cancer cell migration, all of which have a significant impact on human health and require continued interdisciplinary efforts across Mathematics, Physics, and Biology.

My current focus has been on bottom-up approaches, starting from microscopic stochastic models and working them out into the hydrodynamic limit, with support from numerical Monte Carlo simulations, followed by parameter extraction from data. I am sure the interdisciplinary environment nurtured in iTHEMS will promote new collaborations and further advance my research goals.

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