Simone Pigolotti

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Simone Pigolotti
Ph.D. Statistical and Biological Physics (SISSA/ISAS, 2004)
Degree in Physics (University of Rome)

Simone grew up and studied physics in Italy. His background is in statistical mechanics, dynamical systems theory and complex systems. During his Ph.D. and in his following research experiences, he applied these skills to understand the dynamics of biological systems. He joined OIST in 2017 to establish the Biological Complexity Unit.

Professional Experience

  • Niels Bohr Institute and Niels Bohr International Academy (postdoc)
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Ramon y Cajal researcher)
  • Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (guest scientist)

Selected Publications

  • P. Sartori and S. Pigolotti. “Thermodynamics of error correction”. Phys. Rev. X, 5:041039, 2015
  • S. Pigolotti and R. Benzi. “Selective advantage of diffusing faster”. Phys. Rev. Lett., 112:188102, 2014
  • P. Sartori and S. Pigolotti. “Kinetic vs. energetic discrimination in biological copying”. Phys. Rev. Lett., 110:188101, 2013
  • S. Pigolotti, R. Benzi, M. H. Jensen, and D. R. Nelson. Population genetics in compressible flows. Phys. Rev. Lett., 108:128102, 2012
  • M. H. Jensen, S. Krishna, and S. Pigolotti. “The repressor-lattice: Feed-back, commensurability, and dynamical frustration”. Phys. Rev. Lett., 103:118101, 2009
  • S. Pigolotti, S. Krishna, and M. H. Jensen. “Symbolic dynamics of biological feedback networks”. Phys. Rev. Lett., 102:088701, 2009
  • S. Pigolotti, C. Lopez, and E. Hernandez-Garcia. “Species clustering in competitive Lotka-Volterra models”. Phys. Rev. Lett., 98(25):258101, 2007
  • S. Pigolotti, S. Krishna, and M. H. Jensen. “Oscillation patterns in negative feedback loops”. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 104(16):6533–6537, 2007
  • S. Azaele, S.Pigolotti, J. Banavar, and A. Maritan. “Dynamical evolution of ecosystems”. Nature, 444:048104, 2006
  • S.Pigolotti, A.Flammini, M.Marsili, and A.Maritan. “Species lifetimes for simple models of ecologies”. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 102(44):15747–15751, 2005

Editorial service

  • Editorial board member of Physical Biology