I completed my BSc and MSc in Physics at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. I then obtained my PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Montpellier in 2019. I was awarded a L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship in 2018. I am now a Herchel Smith Postdoctoral fellow based in DAMTP and a Ramon Jenkins Research Fellow at Sidney Sussex.
I am a theoretical physicist interested in soft matter physics. The aim is to describe mathematically materials and predict their physical properties: how they transport heat, light, deform or break under mechanical load.
During my PhD, I made important contributions to the understanding of the formation and nature of disordered solids, such as window glasses, pastes, and granular matter.
My current research focuses on the physics of 'active' materials, in which the constituents are motile. Living matter falls into this class, due to the injection of energy provided within cells by an ATP supply. Due to the injection of energy at the microscopic level, their study falls out of the scope ofequilibrium statistical mechanics and requires the development of new theoretical tools and concepts. The overarching objective of my fellowship will be to provide a theoretical framework describing dense active matter in a regime where particle crowding, active forces, and steric repulsion compete.