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Department of Physics
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080
United States
Office: 3107

Institute of Genomic Biology
206 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
United States
Office: 3409

tommaso.biancalani at gmail.com
tbiancal at illinois.edu


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Our "light-hearted" video: A bistable case

About me

The aim of my research is to analyze the statistical behavior of biological populations using theoretical and experimental techniques from statistical physics. 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. I keep my range of interests quite broad, but usually focus on problems from ecology, evolutionary dynamics and genetics.


11 - F. Jafarpour, T. Biancalani and N. Goldenfeld
A noise-induced mechanism for biological homochirality of early life self-replicators

10 - T. Biancalani and M. Assaf
Genetic Toggle Switch in the Absence of Cooperative Binding: Exact Results
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. (2015) P01013
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 (2013) 86: 476
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 (2013) 045008
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. (2013) DOI:10.1007/s11538-013-9827-4
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