Ricard Alert Zenon

Max Planck Research Group Leader
The Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden.

PhD in Physics 2018, University of Barcelona



I received my Ph.D. in Physics in 2018 from the University of Barcelona. As a theoretical physicist, I am fascinated by the striking collective phenomena displayed by biological systems. In my research, I seek to understand how these phenomena emerge from the unique properties of living materials, such as the ability to generate active forces. To this end, I work on the physics of soft active matter, applying it to systems at different scales, from the molecular scales of cytoskeletal networks to the multicellular scale of tissues and bacterial colonies.