Greg J Stephens

  Adjunct Professor

BSc (Physics with High Honors, Ohio University), MSc (Physics, Syracuse University), PhD (Physics, University of Maryland)



Research Career

  • Adjunct Professor, Biological Physics Theory Unit, OIST (2012-Present)
  • Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2012-Present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and Department of Physics, Princeton University (2005-2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Theory and Physics Divisions, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Selected Publications

OD Broekmans, JB Rodgers,WS Ryu & GJ Stephens, Resolving coiled shapes reveals new reorientation behaviors in C. elegans. eLife 5:e17227 (2016);arXiv:1603.04023[q-bio].

V Ngampruetikorn & GJ Stephens, Bias, belief and consensus: Collective opinion formation on fluctuating networks. Phys Rev E 94 052312 (2016); arXiv:1512.09074 [physics.soc-ph].

GJ Stephens, G Tkacik, T Mora & W Bialek, The statistical thermodynamics of natural images. Phys Rev Lett 110, 018701, (2013);[q-bio].

GJ Stephens, M Bueno de Mesquita, WS Ryu & W Bialek, The emergence of long timescales and stereotyped behavior in C. elegans. Proc Nat Acad Sci (USA) 108, 7286-7289 (2011); [q–bio.NC].

GJ Stephens, LS Silbert & U Hasson, Speaker-listener neuronal coupling underlies successful communication. Proc Nat Acad Sci (USA) 107,14425–14430 (2010); See also Faculty of 1000 evaluation: C McGettigan & S Scott: 2010.

GJ Stephens, B Johnson–Kerner, W Bialek & WS Ryu, Dimensionality and dynamics in the behavior of C. elegans. PLoS Comp Bio 4, e1000028 (2008); arXiv:0705.1548 [q–bio.OT] ; See also Faculty of 1000 evaluations: I Couzin: 2009., L Maler: 2008.