Publications

2017

The low noise phase of a 2d active nematic, Suraj Shankar, Sriram Ramaswamy and M. Cristina Marchetti, under review at Physical Review E.

Geometric frustration and rigidity transitions in 2D tissues, Michael Moshe, Mark J. Bowick, and M. Cristina Marchetti, under review at Physical Review Letters.

Stability from Activity, Ananyo Maitra, Juho Lintovuori, M. Cristina Marchetti, Sriram Ramaswamy, Pragya Srivastava, and Martin Lenz, in preparation.

Hydrodynamics of shape-driven rigidity transitions in motile tissues, Czajkowski, M. L. Manning, and M. C. Marchetti, in preparation.

Soft yet sharp interfaces in a vertex model of confluent tissue, D. M. Sussman, J. M. Schwarz, M. C. Marchetti and M. L. Manning, under review at Physical Review Letters.

The statistical physics of active matter: from self-catalytic colloids to living cells, E. Fodor and M. Cristina Marchetti, Lecture notes for the 2017 international summer school “Fundamental Problems in Statistical Physics”

Dynamical patterns in active nematics on a sphere, S. Henkes, M. C. Marchetti and R. Sknepnek, under review at Physical Review X

Flocking transition in a model epithelial tissue, M. Paoluzzi, F. Giavazzi, G. Scita, M.L. Manning, R. Cerbino, and M. C. Marchetti.

Why do rigid tumors contain soft cells? Wetzel, A. Fritsch, D. Bi, R. Stange, S. Pawlizak, T. Kiessling, M. Zink, L.-C. Horn, K. Bendrat, M. Oktay, A. Niendorf, J. Condeelis, M Höckel, M. C. Marchetti, M. L. Manning, and J. A. Käs, under review at Nature Physics.

How many dissenters does it take to disorder a flock? David Yllanes, Marco Leoni and M. C. Marchetti, New J. Phys (2017).

A motility-induced phase transition drives Myxococcus xanthus aggregation, G. Liu, A. Patch, Fatmagül Bahar, David Yllanes, Roy Welch, M. Cristina Marchetti, Shashi Thutupalli and Joshua Shaevitz, under review at PNAS.

Topological sound and flocking on curved surfaces, Suraj Shankar, Mark J. Bowick, and M. Cristina Marchetti, Phys. Rev. X 7 031039 (2017). Highlighted with a Synopsis in Physics https://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevX.7.031039

Correlating cell shape and cellular stress in motile confluent tissue, X. Yang, D. Bi, M. Czajkowski, M. Merkel, M. L. Manning, and M. C. Marchetti, to appear in PNAS.

Kinetics of Motility-Induced Phase Separation and Swim Pressure, A. Patch, D. Yllanes and M. C. Marchetti, Phys. Rev. E 95, 012601 (2017).

Defect Driven Shapes in Nematic Droplets: Analogies with Cell Division, M. Leoni, O. V. Manyuhina, M. J. Bowick and M. C. Marchetti, Soft Matter 13, 1257 (2017).

2016

Negative stiffness and modulated states in active nematics, Srivastava, P. Mishra and M. C. Marchetti, Soft Matter 12, 8214-8225 (2016).

Probing the shear viscosity of an active nematic film, Pau Guillamat, Jordi Ignés-Mullol, Suraj Shankar, M. Cristina Marchetti, and Francesc Sagués, Phys. Rev. E 94, 060602(R)(2016).

Shape and Displacement Fluctuations in Soft Vesicles Filled by Active Particles, Paoluzzi, R. Di Leonardo, M. Cristina Marchetti and L. Angelani, Scientific Reports 6, 31346 (2016).

Correlation lengths in hydrodynamic models of active nematics, E. J. Hemingway, P. Mishra, S. M. Fielding and M. C. Marchetti, Soft Matter 12, 7943-7952 (2016).

Minimal model of active colloids highlights the role of mechanical interactions in controlling the emergent behavior of active matter, M. C. Marchetti, Y. Fily, S. Henkes, A. Patch and D. Yllanes, Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 21, 34-43 (2016).

Cellular contraction and polarization drive collective cellular motion, J. Notbohm, S. Banerjee, K. Utuje, B. Gweon, H. Jang, Y. Park, J. Shin, J. Butler, J. J. Fredberg, M. C. Marchetti, Biophys. J. 110, 2729 (2016).

A quantitative model for motility-driven glass transition in biological tissues, D. Bi, X. Yang, M.C. Marchetti and M. L. Manning, Physical Review X 6, 021011 (2016).

2015

Cell Shapes and Traction Forces Determine Stress in Motile Confluent Tissue, X. Yang. D. Bi, M.L. Manning and M. C. Marchetti, to be submitted to Nature Communications.

Correlation lengths in two hydrodynamic models of active nematics, E. J. Hemingway, P. Mishra, S. M. Fielding and M. C. Marchetti, to be submitted to Soft Matter.

Structure and mechanics of active colloids, M. C. Marchetti, A. Patch and D. Yllanes, under review at Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science.

A quantitative model for motility-driven glass transition in biological tissues, D. Bi, X. Yang, M.C. Marchetti and M. L. Manning, under review at PRX.

Frictionless Fluids from Bacterial Teamwork, M. C. Marchetti, Nature News & Views, 525, 37 (2015).

Cellular contraction and polarization drive collective cellular motions, J. Notbohm, S. Banerjee, K. Utuje, B. Gweon, H. Jang, Y. Park, J. Shin, J. Butler, J. J. Fredberg, M. C. Marchetti, under review at PNAS.

Comparison between Smoluchowski and Boltzmann approaches for self-propelled rods, E. Bertin, A Baskaran, H. Chaté, and M. C. Marchetti, Phys. Rev. E 92, 042141 (2015).

Hydrodynamics of Turning Flocks, X. Yang and M. C. Marchetti, to appear in Phys. Rev. Lett. http://arxiv.org/abs/1410.1827

Viral nematics in confined geometries, O. Manyuhina, K. Lawlor, M. C. Marchetti and M. J. Bowick, Soft Matter 11, 6099 (2015).

Propagating stress waves during epithelial expansion, Shiladitya Banerjee, Kazage J. C. Utuje, and M. Cristina Marchetti, to appear in Phys. Rev. Lett.  Selected as Editor’s choice.

Opportunities in Theoretical and Computational Polymeric Materials and Soft Matter, Andrea Liu, Gary Grest, M. Cristina Marchetti, Greg Grason, Mark Robbins, Michael Rubinstein, and Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Soft Matter 11, 2326-2332 (2015).

Active Viscoelastic Matter: from Bacterial Drag Reduction to Turbulent Solids, E. Hemingway, A. Maitra, S, Banerjee, M. C. Marchetti, S. Ramaswamy, S. M. Fielding, and M. E. Cates, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 098302 (2015).

2014

Perspectives in Active Liquid Crystals, Apala Majumdar, M. Cristina Marchetti and Epifanio Virga, to appear in Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society A (2014).

Topology and dynamics of active nematic vesicles, Felix C. Keber, Etienne Loiseau, Tim Sanchez, Stephen J. DeCamp, Luca Giomi, Mark J. Bowick, M. Cristina Marchetti, Zvonimir Dogic, Andreas R. Bausch, published in Science (2014).This article was featured on the cover of the September 5, 2014 issue of Science

Aggregation and Segregation of Confined Active Particles, X. Yang, M. L. Manning and M. C. Marchetti, Soft Matter 10, 6477-6484 (2014).

Defect dynamics in active nematics, Luca Giomi, Mark J. Bowick, Prashant Mishra, Rastko Sknepnek and M. Cristina Marchetti, to appear in Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society A (2014).

How Cellular Geometry Regulates Traction Stresses in Adherent Cells, P. W. Oakes, S. Banerjee, M. C. Marchetti, and M. L. Gardel, Biophysical Journal 106, 234a

Freezing and phase separation of self-propelled disks, Y. Fily, S. Henkes and M. C. Marchetti, Soft Matter 10, 2132-2140 (2014).

Optimal shapes and stresses of adherent cells on patterned substrates, S. Banerjee, Rastko Sknepnek and M. C. Marchetti, Soft Matter 10 (14), 2424 – 2430 (2014)

Spiral and never-settling patterns in active suspensions,  X. Yang, D. Marenduzzo and M. C. Marchetti, Phys. Rev. E 89, 012711 (2014). 

2013

Defect annihilation and proliferation in active nematics, L. Giomi, M. J. Bowick, X. Ma and M. C. Marchetti, Phys Rev Lett. 110, 228101 (2013).

Hydrodynamics of Soft Active Matter, M. C. Marchetti, J.-F. Joanny, S. Ramaswamy, T. B. Liverpool, J. Prost, M. Rao and R. A. Simha, to appear in Rev. Mod. Phys. (2103).

Controlling cell-matrix traction forces by extracellular geometry, S. Banerjee and M. C. Marchetti, N. J. Phys. 15, 035015 (2013).

2012

Cadherin-Based Intercellular Adhesions Organize Epithelial Cell-Matrix Traction Forces, A. F. Mertz, Y. Che, S. Banerjee, J. Goldstein, K. R. Rosowski, C. N. Niessen, M. C. Marchetti, E. R. Dufresne and V. Horsley, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 842-847 (2012).

Active matter: Spontaneous flows and self-propelled drops, M. C. Marchetti, Nature News & Views 491, 340 (2012).

Self-regulation in Self-Propelled Nematic Fluids, A. Baskaran and M. C. Marchetti, EPJE 35, 95 (2012).

Contractile stresses in cohesive cell layers on finite-thickness substratesS. Banerjee, and M. C. Marchetti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 108101 (2012).

Pattern formation in self-propelled particles with density-dependent motility, F. D. C. Farrell, J. Tailleur, D. Marenduzzo and M. C. Marchetti, Physical Review Letters 108, 248101 (2012).

Athermal Phase Separation of Self-Propelled Particles with no Alignment, Y. Fily and M. C. Marchetti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 235702 (2012).

Active Surface Tension of Cohesive Cell Colonies, A. F. Mertz, S. Banerjee, Y. Che, G. K. German, M. C. Marchetti, V. Horsley, and E. R. Dufresne, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 198101 (2012).

Dynamical Self-regulation in Self-Propelled Particles Flows, A. Gopinath, M. F. Hagan, M. C. Marchetti and A. Baskaran, Phys. Rev. E 85, 061903 (2012).

Polar Patterns in Active Fluids, L. Giomi and M. C. Marchetti, Soft Matter 8 (1), 129-139 (2012).

Scaling of Traction Forces with Size of Cohesive Cell Colonies, A. F. Mertz, S. Banerjee, Y. Che, G. K. German, Y. Xu, C. Hyland, M. C. Marchetti, V. Horsley and E. R. Dufresne, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 198101 (2012).

Cooperative Self-Propulsion of Active and Passive Rotors, Y. Fily, A Baskaran and M. C. Marchetti, Soft Matter  8 (10), 3002 – 3009 (2012).

2011

Instabilities and Oscillations in Isotropic Active Gels, S. Banerjee and M. C. Marchetti, Soft Matter 7, 463-473 (2011).

Motor-driven Dynamics of Cytoskeletal Filaments in Motility Assays, S. Banerjee, M. C. Marchetti, K. Müller-Nedebock, Phys. Rev. E 84, 011914 (2011).

Substrate rigidity deforms and polarizes active gels, S. Banerjee and M. C. Marchetti, Europhys. Lett. 96, 28003 (2011).

Active Jamming: Self-propelled soft particles at high density, S. Henkes, Y. Fily and M. C. Marchetti, Phys. Rev E 84, 040301  (2011).

Generic phases of cross-linked active gels: Relaxation, Oscillation and Contractility, S. Banerjee, T. B. Liverpool and M. C. Marchetti, Europhys. Lett. 96, 58004 (2011).

2010

Sheared active fluids: thickening, thinning and vanishing viscosity, L.Giomi,  T. B. Liverpool and M. Cristina Marchetti,  Phys. Rev. E 81, 051908 (2010) .

Fluctuations and Pattern Formation in Self-Propelled Particles, S. Mishra, A. Baskaran  and M. Cristina Marchetti,  Phys. Rev. E 81, 061916 (2010).

Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Self-propelled Hard Rods, A. Baskaran  and M. Cristina Marchetti,  J. Stat. Mech: Theory and Experiments,  P04019 (2010).

2009

Mechanical response of active gels, T. B. Liverpool, M. C. Marchetti, J.-F. Joanny and J. Prost, EuroPhys. Lett. 85, 18007 (2009).

Pak3 inhibits local actin filament formation to regulate global cell polarity, Y. Asano, A. Jimenez-Dalmaroni, T. B. Liverpool, M. C. Marchetti, L. Giomi, A. Kiger, T. Duke, B. Baum, HFSP Journal 3, 194-203 (2009).

Statistical mechanics and hydrodynamics of Bacterial Suspensions,  Aparna Baskaran and M. Cristina Marchetti, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.  106, 15567-15572 (2009).

2008

Hydrodynamics of self-propelled hard rods, A, Baskaran and M. C. Marchetti,  Phys. Rev. E 77, 011920 (2008) (10 pages).

Mode-Locking in Driven Disordered Systems as a Boundary-Value Problem, W. Kung and M. C. Marchetti, J. Stat. Phys. 132, 945 (2008).

Depinning in a two-layer model of plastic flow, P. Le Doussal, M. C. Marchetti, K. J. Wiese,  Phys. Rev. B 78, 224201 (2008). (28 pages).

Complex Spontaneous Flows and Concentration Banding in Active Polar Films, Luca Giomi, M. Cristina Marchetti, Tanniemola B. Liverpool, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 198101 (2008).

Enhanced diffusion and ordering of self-propelled rods, Aparna Baskaran and M. Cristina Marchetti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 268101 (2008).

2007

Poisson-Bracket Approach to the Dynamics of Bent-Core Molecules, W. Kung and M. C. Marchetti, Phys. Rev. E 76 (2007) 011710. (16 pages)

Hydrodynamic and rheology of active polar filaments, T. B. Liverpool and M. C. Marchetti, in “Cell Motility”, P. Lenz editor (Springer, New York, 2007). (30 pages).

2006

Depinning and plasticity of driven disordered lattices, M. C. Marchetti, in Jamming, Yielding, and Irreversible Deformations in Condensed Matter, M.-C. Miguel and M. Rubi, eds.(Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2006).

Weak point disorder in strongly fluctuating flux-line liquids, P. Benetatos and M. C. Marchetti, Pramana 66, (2006).

Hydrodynamics of Polar Liquid Crystals, W. Kung, M. C. Marchetti and K. Saunders, Phys. Rev. E 73, 31708 (2006).

Hydrodynamics of isotropic and ordered active motor-filament mixtures, A. Ahmadi, M. C. Marchetti and T. B. Liverpool, Phys. Rev. E 74, 061913 (2006).

Rheology of active filament solutions, T. B. Liverpool and M. C. Marchetti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 268101 (2006).