Soft Matter Physics

"... These beautiful soap bubbles, which are
 the delight of our children."
                                 - Pierre-Gilles De Gennes

Biological Physics

"How would we express in terms of the statistical theory the marvelous faculty of a living organism?"
                                       - Erwin Schrödinger

Statistical Physics

"More is different"
                                     - Philip W. Anderson

Soft Matter, Biological and Statistical Physics
Research Group


Congratulations to Ali Fahimniya who has been granted a Fellowship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Physics to start his studies towards a PhD from Sep. 2016.
Recent paper on disorder-induced interactions between net-neutral slabs is featured on the front cover of J. Chem. Phys. Vol 143 (23), 21 Dec 2015
Ali Naji is awarded a Distinguished Researcher Grant from the Iranian Vice-Presidency for Research and Technology (June 2015).
Recent paper on antifragility in Coulomb fluids in disordered systems was highlighted by the American Institute of Physics in a press release on November 4, 2014.  It was also featured on the front page of some of major science news websites such as Science Daily and PhysOrg and covered in a story by the Financial Times (Physics: ‘Antifragility’ can bring order from chaos) on December 5, 2014, and in Persian by major Iranian news media (ISNA, Tabnak, Khorasan daily, etc).
Recent paper on disorder effects in nematic films is featured on the front cover of J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, Vol 26, No 7, 19 Feb 2014.

Congratulations to Kasra Hejazi for being granted (in 2014) funded admission to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Department of Physics to pursue his studies towards a PhD from Sep. 2016.
Recent JCP Perspective article on Coulomb fluids is selected as JCP Editor's Choice 2013.  This paper was featured on the journal's website and front cover, J. Chem. Phys., Vol 139 (15), 21 Oct 201
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Recent paper on exact solution for wrapping of cylinders along a semi-flexible polymer published in J. Chem. Phys. 137, 144904 (2012) is selected as an Editor's Choice 2012. This selection represents "notable JCP articles published in 2012 that present ground-breaking research".
Recent research achievements on charge disorder phenomena was highlighted in the Newsletter of Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council (issue of Mehr 1391).
Recent EPJE paper on charge disorder phenomena is featured as a Biophysics Highlight in Europhysics News 43 (4), 11 (2012), and highlighted on the front page of some of major science news websites, e.g., Science Daily, PhysOrg, Springer Select, AlphaGalileo, Nanotechnology Now, Nanowerk, etc. on 30 April 2012. 
Poster presentation on physics of viral capsids selected in ICTP’s Workshop on Physical Virology.
Leili Javidpour is awarded Iran's National Elites Foundation grant (August 2012).
Recent paper on chromatin fiber featured on the front cover of the Eur. Phys. J. E (July 2011).