Tanniemola B. Liverpool
Professor of Theoretical Physics

Theoretical Soft Matter and Biological Physics
BA, MA 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. Equation of state for active matter
    Cameron, S., Mosayebi, M., Bennett, R. & Liverpool, T. B.
    Physical Review E. 108, 014608 (2023)

  2. Active Brownian particles in random and porous environments
    Moore, F., Russo, J., Liverpool, T. B. & Royall, C. P.
    Journal of Chemical Physics 158, 104907 (2023)

  3. Deep learning for rapid analysis of cell divisions in vivo during epithelial morphogenesis and repair
    Turley, J. M., Chenchiah, I. V., Martin, P. B., Liverpool, T. B. & Weavers, H.
    biorxiv DOI: 10.1101/2023.03.20.533343 (2023)

  4. Dynamics and interactions of Quincke roller clusters: From orbits and flips to excited states
    Mauleon Amieva, A., Allen, M. P., Liverpool, T. B. & Royall, C. P.
    Science Advances. 96, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adf5144 (2023)

  5. Fluctuations of cell geometry and their nonequilibrium thermodynamics in living epithelial tissue
    Olenik, M., Turley, J., Cross, S., Weavers, H., Martin, P., Chenchiah, I. V. & Liverpool, T. B.
    Physical Review E. 107, 014403 (2023)
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E-mail: t.liverpool(at)bristol.ac.uk

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