### Farshid Jafarpour

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Physics & Astronomy

209 South 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396

Department of Physics & Astronomy

209 South 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396

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### Research Interests

Statistical physics and applied mathematics with applications in biological systems, population dynamics, pattern formation, and origin of life.

### Education

2010 - 2016

**University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign**

Ph.D. in Physics (Download Thesis) (August 2016)

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Goldenfeld

M.S. in Mathematics (May 2014)

2008 - 2010

**North Carolina State University**

B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Class Valedictorian)

B.S. in Physics

### Honors and Awards

- Scott Anderson Award, Spring 2016, University of Illinois
- Outstanding Instructor, Spring 2014, University of Illinois
- University Fellowship, Fall 2013, University of Illinois
- University Fellowship, Spring 2012, University of Illinois
- Excellence in Teaching, University of Illinois (6 semesters)

### Publications

**F. Jafarpour**, C. S. Wright, H. Gudjonson, J. Riebling, E. Dawson, K. Lo, A. Fiebig, S. Crosson, A. R. Dinner, S. Iyer-Biswas. Bridging the time scales of single-cell and population dynamics. Phys. Rev. X. 8, 021007 (2018)**F. Jafarpour**, M. Vennettilli, S. Iyer-Biswas. Biological timekeeping in the presence of stochasticity. (under review) Preprint arXiv:1703.10058- T. Biancalani*,
**F. Jafarpour***, N. Goldenfeld. Giant Amplification of Noise in Fluctuation Induced Turing Pattern Formation. Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 018101 (2017),**(*Equal Contribution)** **F. Jafarpour***, T. Biancalani, N. Goldenfeld. Noise-induced symmetry breaking far from equilibrium and the emergence of biological homochirality. Phys. Rev. E. 95, 032407 (2017),**(*Corresponding Author)**- N. Goldenfeld, T. Biancalani,
**F. Jafarpour**. Universal biology and the statistical mechanics of early life. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 375, 20160341 (2017) - D. Pirjol,
**F. Jafarpour**, S. Iyer-Biswas. Phenomenology of stochastic exponential growth. Phys. Rev. E. 95, 062406 (2017) **F. Jafarpour**, T. Biancalani, N. Goldenfeld. Noise-induced mechanism for biological homochirality of early life self-replicators. Phys. Rev. Lett. 115.15 (2015)**F. Jafarpour**, L. Angheluta, N. Goldenfeld. Velocity statistics for interacting edge dislocations in one dimension from Dyson's coulomb gas model. Phys. Rev. E. 88.4 (2013)- G. Karimi,
**F. Jafarpour**, X. Li. Characterization of flooding and two-phase flow in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell stacks. J. Power Sources, Vol 187, Issue 1, 156-164 (2009)

### Seminars/Invited Talks

**Universal Biology Workshop**, Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI),

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Fall 2017)

Invited by: Prof. Carlos Mariscal**Invited Panelist, SpaceVision Conference**, Purdue University (Fall 2016)

Invited by: Students for the Exploration and Development of Space**Widely Applied Mathematics Seminars**, Harvard University (Spring 2016)

Invited by: Prof. Ariel Amir**Special KIC(Bethe)/LASSP Seminar**, Cornell University (Spring 2016)

Invited by: Prof. James Sethna**Biophysics Symposium**, Princeton University (Fall 2015)

Invited by: Prof. Curtis Callan**Complex Matter and Biophysics Seminar**, North Carolina State University (Fall 2015)

Invited by: Prof. Karen Daniels**ELSI Seminar**, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Summer 2015)

Invited by: Dr. Nicholas Guttenberg

### Presentations

- F. Jafarpour, T. Biancalani, N. Goldenfeld. Noise-Induced Homochirality from Autocatalysis without Chiral Inhibition. Astrobiology Science Conference (2015)
- F. Jafarpour, T. Biancalani, N. Goldenfeld. Noise-Induced Homochirality in Spatially Extended Chemical and Biological Systems. Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2015)
- F. Jafarpour, N. Goldenfeld. Mathematical Model of Evolution of Complexity. Astrobiology Graduate Conference (2014)

### Teaching Experience

**Guest Lecturer**- Physics 570: Stochastic Processes in Physics, Purdue University (Fall 2016 and 2017)**Mentor to Teaching Assistants**- Physics 101: Mechanics & Heat, University of Illinois (Fall 2015)**Teaching Assistant**- Physics 101: Mechanics & Heat, University of Illinois (2010 - 2015)-
Outstanding Instructor Award (Spring 2015)

Rated excellent by students (all six semesters)**Teaching Assistant**- Physics 213: Thermal Physics, University of Illinois (Spring 2011)-
Rated excellent by students

**Teaching Assistant**- Physics 214: Quantum Physics, University of Illinois (Spring 2011)

### Work Experience

**Quantitative Developer**, Akuna Capital, Chicago IL (Summer 2016)

### Computing Skills

- Languages: C, C++, Python, Mathematica, Matlab, SML.
- Other: LaTeX, HTML/CSS, Bash.

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