Idan Tuval

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Idan Tuval received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, in 2005. After a short postdoctoral stay at the University of Arizona, he joined the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge as a Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) Cross-disciplinary fellow. He has been at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) since 2010, where he is a “Ramón y Cajal” researcher in physics. The scope of his research is to address fundamental problems and cross-disciplinary applications of the motion of bodies immersed in fluid flows with particular interest in those inspired by biological questions.


Synchronized Cell Motion without Fluid Interactions

A study of the breaststroke motion in swimming algae shows that hydrodynamic forces cannot explain the synchronization between the microorganism’s two “arms.” Read More »