Tanniemola B. Liverpool
Professor of Theoretical Physics

Theoretical Soft Matter and Biological Physics
BA Natural Sciences (Physics) Cambridge University
PhD (Theoretical Physics) Cambridge University

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I am in the Applied Section of the School of Mathematics at Bristol. My research primarily involves theoretical descriptions of complex fluids (membranes, polymers, gels, ...). I am increasingly interested in the study of "soft biological matter" (DNA, proteins, the cytoskeleton, gene regulation, ...), and the organising principles behind this highly interesting active (living) state of matter. My approach to these problems is always from the angle (point of view) of a condensed matter physicist (or statistical mechanic).
In addition I teach the odd course or two.


  1. Stress Reorganization and Response in Active Solids ,
    R.J. Hawkins and T.B. Liverpool,
    Physical Review Letters, 113 , 028102 (2014).

  2. Electrokinetic effects in catalytic platinum-insulator Janus swimmers ,
    S. Ebbens, D. A. Gregory, G. Dunderdale, J. R. Howse, Y. Ibrahim, T. B. Liverpool and R. Golestanian,
    Europhysics Letters, 106 , 58003 (2014).

  3. Synchronization and Liquid Crystalline Order in Soft Active Fluids ,
    M. Leoni and T.B. Liverpool,
    Physical Review Letters, 112 , 148104 (2014).

  4. Hydrodynamics of soft active matter ,
    M.C. Marchetti, J.F. Joanny, S. Ramaswamy,T.B. Liverpool, J. Prost, M. Rao, R.A. Simha,
    Reviews of Modern Physics, 85, 1143 (2013).
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Office: Room 2.4, School of Mathematics Building,
Mail: School of Mathematics,
University of Bristol, bris
University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TW, UK
Phone: +44-(0)117-928 9838 (office) 7999 (fax)
E-mail: t.liverpool(at)bristol.ac.uk

Last modified July 2014