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400 Technology Square, NE46-602Cambridge, MA 02139

tommaso.biancalani at gmail.com
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Our "light-hearted" video: A bistable case

About me

The aim of my current research is to analyze the properties of microbial communities using theoretical tools from statistical physics and simple experiments. Generally speaking, I am interested in cases where it is not immediately clear how the collective behavior of the population emerges from the interactions between single entities. Previously, I have been working on the constructive role of the intrinsic noise in the emergence of bistable behaviors and stochastic patterning.


13 - T. Biancalani, F. Jafarpour, and N. Goldenfeld
Giant amplification of noise in fluctuation-induced pattern formation

12 - T. Hoek, K. Axelrod, T. Biancalani, E. Yurtsev, J. Liu, and J. Gore
Resource availability modulates the cooperative and competitive nature of a microbial cross-feeding mutualism

11 - F. Jafarpour, T. Biancalani and N. Goldenfeld
Noise-Induced Mechanism for Biological Homochirality of Early Life Self-Replicators
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 158101 (2015)
Published Viewpoint arXiv

10 - T. Biancalani and M. Assaf
Genetic Toggle Switch in the Absence of Cooperative Binding: Exact Results
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 208101 (2015)
Published arXiv SM

9 - T. Biancalani, L. DeVille and N. Goldenfeld
Framework for analyzing ecological trait-based models in multidimensional niche spaces
Phys. Rev. E 91, 052107 (2015)
Published arXiv SM

8 - T. Biancalani, L. Dyson and A. J. McKane
The Statistics of Fixation Times for Systems with Recruitment
J. Stat. Mech. P01013 (2015)
Published arXiv SM

7 - T. Biancalani, L. Dyson and A. J. McKane
Noise-Induced Bistable States and Their Mean Switching Time in Foraging Colonies
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 038101 (2014)
Published arXiv Code Video

6 - M. Asllani, T. Biancalani, D. Fanelli and A. J. McKane
The linear noise approximation for reaction-diffusion systems on networks
Eur. Phys. J. B 86: 476 (2013)
Published arXiv

5 - D. Fanelli, A. J. McKane, G. Pompili, B. Tiribilli, M. Vassalli and T. Biancalani
Diffusion of two molecular species in a crowded environment: theory and experiments
Phys. Biol. 10 045008 (2013)
Published arXiv

4 - A. J. McKane, T. Biancalani and T. Rogers
Stochastic pattern formation and spontaneous polarisation: the linear noise approximation and beyond
Bull. Mat. Bio. DOI:10.1007/s11538-013-9827-4 (2013)
Published arXiv

3 - T. Biancalani, T. Rogers and A. J. McKane
Noise-induced metastability in biochemical networks
Phys. Rev. E 86, Rapid Communication, 010106 (2012)
Published arXiv

2 - T. Biancalani, T. Galla and A. J. McKane
Stochastic waves in a Brusselator model with nonlocal interactions
Phys. Rev. E 84, 026201 (2011)
Published arXiv

1 - T. Biancalani, F. Di Patti and D. Fanelli
Stochastic Turing patterns in a Brusselator model
Phys. Rev. E 81, 046215 (2010)
Published arXiv