Professor Raymond E. Goldstein FRS

Career

  • 1988 Service de Physique Théorique, Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France Visiting Scientist
  • 1988-1991: University of Chicago, James Franck and Enrico Fermi Institutes Postdoctoral Research
  • 1991-1996: Princeton University Assistant Professor of Physics Associated Faculty, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • 1996-2002: University of Arizona Associate Professor of Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • 2002-: University of Arizona Professor of Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • 2004-: University of Arizona Member, Bio5 Institute Co-Director (with Roy R. Parker), Quantitative Biology Initiative
  • 2006-: University of Cambridge Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems, DAMTP

Research

The primary focus of my research is biological physics.  Our group conducts both theoretical and experimental research on problems of evolutionary biology (such as the evolution of multicellularity), developmental biology, and aspects of nonequilibrium phenomena unique to living systems.  We also conduct research on natural pattern formation in the physical and biological world.  Current interests include the dynamics of icicle growth, topological transitions of minimal  surfaces, and the statistical physics of hair.

Selected Recent Publications


1. Boundary Singularities Produced by the Motion of Soap Films, Raymond E. Goldstein, James McTavish, H. Keith Moffatt, and Adriana I. Pesci, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 111, 8339-8344 (2014).
2. Rheotaxis Facilitates Upstream Navigation of Mammalian Sperm Cells, Vasily Kantsler, Jörn Dunkel, Martyn Blayney, and Raymond E. Goldstein, eLife 3, e02403 (2014). 

3. Lag, Lock, Sync, Slip: The Many `Phases' of Coupled Flagella, Kirsty Y. Wan, Kyriacos C. Leptos, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11, 20131160 (2014).

4. Controlling Active Self-Assembly Through Broken Particle-Shape Symmetries, H.H. Wensink, V. Kantser, R.E. Goldstein, and J. Dunkel, Physical Review E: Rapid Communications 89, 010302(R) (2014).

5. Antiphase Synchronization in a Flagellar-Dominance Mutant of Chlamydomonas, Kyriacos C. Leptos, Kirsty Y. Wan, Marco Polin, Idan Tuval, Adriana I. Pesci, and Raymond E. Goldstein,
Physical Review Letters 111, 158101 (2013).
 
6. Cytoplasmic Streaming in Plant Cells Emerges Naturally by Microfilament Self-Organization. Francis G. Woodhouse and Raymond E. Goldstein, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 110, 14132-14137 (2013).

7. Membrane Viscosity Determined from Shear-Driven Flow in Giant Vesicles. Aurelia R. Honerkamp-Smith, Francis G. Woodhouse, Vasily Kantsler, and Raymond E. Goldstein,
Physical Review Letters 111, 038103 (2013).

8. Confinement Stabilizes a Bacterial Suspension into a Spiral Vortex. Hugo Wioland, Francis G. Woodhouse, Jörn Dunkel, John O. Kessler, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Physical Review Letters 110, 268102 (2013).

9. Fluid Dynamics of Bacterial Turbulence, Jörn Dunkel, Sebastian Heidenreich, Knut Drescher, Henricus H. Wensink, Markus Bär, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Physical Review Letters 110, 228102 (2013).

10. Minimal Continuum Theories of Structure Formation in Dense Active Fluids, Jörn Dunkel, Sebastian Heidenreich, Markus Bär, and Raymond E. Goldstein, New Journal of Physics 15, 045016 (2013).

11. A General Allometric and Life-History Model for Cellular Differentiation in the Transition to Multicellularity, Cristian A. Solari, John O. Kessler and Raymond E. Goldstein, American Naturalist 181, 369-380 (2013).

12. Ciliary Contact Interactions Dominate Surface Scattering of Swimming Eukaryotes, Vasily Kantsler, Jörn Dunkel, Marco Polin, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 110, 1187-1192 (2013).

13. Swimming Like Algae: Biomimetic Soft Artificial Cilia, Sina Sareh, Jonathan Rossiter, Andrew Conn, Knut Drescher, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10, 20120666 (2013).

14. Hydrodynamic Synchronization and Metachronal Waves on the Surface of the Colonial Alga Volvox carteri, Douglas R. Brumley, Marco Polin, Timothy J. Pedley, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Physical Review Letters 109, 268102 (2012).

15.  Collective Chemotactic Dynamics in the Presence of Self-Generated Fluid Flows, Enkeleida Lushi, Raymond E. Goldstein, and Michael J. Shelley, Physical Review E: Rapid Communications 86, 040902(R) (2012).

16.  Spontaneous Circulation of Confined Active Suspensions, Francis G. Woodhouse and Raymond E. Goldstein, Physical Review Letters 109, 168105 (2012).  

17. Cytoplasmic Streaming in Drosophila Oocytes Varies with Kinesin Activity and Correlates with the Microtubule Cytoskeleton Architecture, Sujoy Ganguly, Lucy S. Williams, Isabel M. Palacios, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 109, 15109-15114 (2012).

18. Meso-Scale Turbulence in Living Fluids, Henricus H. Wensink, Jörn Dunkel, Sebastian Heidenreich, Knut Drescher, Raymond E. Goldstein, Hartmut Löwen, and Julia M. Yeomans,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 109, 14308-14313 (2012).

19. Dance of the Microswimmers, Eric Lauga and Raymond E. Goldstein, Physics Today 65, 30-35 (2012).