Pappalardo Fellows

Pappalardo Fellow in Physics: 2013-2016

Guy Bunin

Name: Guy Bunin

Title(s): Pappalardo Fellow in Physics: 2013-2016


Phone: (617) 253-7790


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 4-345D
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Area of Physics:

Biophysics and Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Research Interests

Guy is interested in how complex systems behave out of equilibrium. During his Ph.D., he studied fluctuations in driven systems, asking when they satisfy general relations, regardless of the system details. He also developed new techniques to evaluate the probabilities of rare events in driven fields.

Biographical Sketch

Guy completed his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Yariv Kafri. He earned his M.Sc. at the Technion, under the supervision of Prof. Dov Levine, and B.Sc. at the Hebrew University.

Selected Publications

  • G. Bunin, Y. Kafri and D. Podolsky, "Non differentiable large-deviation functionals in boundary-driven diffusive systems", J. Stat. Mech. L10001 (2012).
  • G. Bunin, Y. Kafri and D. Podolsky, "Large deviations in boundary-driven systems: Numerical evaluation and effective large-scale behavior", EPL 99 20002 (2012).
  • G. Bunin, L. D’Alessio, Y. Kafri and A. Polkovnikov, "Universal energy fluctuations in thermally isolated driven systems", Nature Physics 7, 913–917 (2011).
  • M. Ben-Chen, C. Gotsman and G. Bunin, "Conformal flattening by curvature prescription and metric scaling", EUROGRAPHICS 2008, G. Drettakis and R. Scopigno (Ed.) 27 (2008).

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