• Welcome to the Amir Group.

  • We use mathematical and physical modeling

    to elucidate a diverse set of phenomena, from regulatory processes of bacteria to aging behavior in materials science.

  • Explore our research.

    Key themes in our lab are disordered systems and stochastic processes, and the interface of physics and biology.

About us

Our research centers on the theory of complex systems and biophysics, applied to a broad spectrum of problems. This includes the physics of living systems and materials science, and our research is often done in collaboration with experimental groups. Key themes of our lab include stochastic processes, disordered systems, and coarse-grained modeling of complex processes. 

Check out our Research page to learn more about our current projects.


New grants awarded

December 9, 2016

*[12/5] Grant awarded from the Volkswagen foundation for the project "Self Organization of Cell shape - an essential prerequisite for complex cellular life," together with 4 of our collaborators

* [12/6] Group wins the "Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship Award" on "Evolution and Cell Size - Is Cell Size a Spandrel?"

* [10/20] Group receives funding from the Kavli institute to study biomaterials



Ariel Amir
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Office: Pierce 321

Email: arielamir@seas.harvard.edu
Tel: (617) 495-5818
Fax: (617) 495-9837

Assistant: Melissa Makjut
Office: Pierce Hall 310
Phone: (617) 496-5167