Many-Body Physics & Biology Group

Dervis Can Vural, Assistant Professor. Physics Department, University of Notre Dame. Email:, Tel: 617-401-5659, Room: 384g






  • X. Fu, S. Kato, J. Long, H. Mattingly, C. He, D.C. Vural, S. Zucker, T. Emonet, Spatial Self-Organization Resolves Conflicts Between Individuality and Collective Migration, Nature Communications, 9.1 (2018): 2177 [download]

  • G. Uppal, D.C. Vural, Shearing in Flow environment promotes evolution of social behavior in microbial populations, eLife. 2018 May 22;7:e34862 [download]

  • N. Rupprecht, D.C. Vural, Limits on Inferring the Past, Physical Review E, 97.6 (2018): 062155 [download]

  • B. Morsky, D.C. Vural, Cheater-altruist synergy in immunopathogenic ecological public goods games, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 454, 7: 231-239 (2018) [download]

  • S. Ghonge, D.C. Vural, Temperature as a quantum observable, Journal of Statistical Mechanics (2018) [download]

  • D. Suma, A. Acun, P. Zorlutuna, D.C. Vural, Interdependence theory of tissue failure: bulk and boundary effects, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Open Science, 5.2 (2018): 171395 [download]


  • N. Rupprecht, D.C. Vural, Collective Motion of Predictive Swarms, PLoS One, 12(10), e0186785 (2017) [download]

  • V. Nguyen, D.C. Vural, Morphological Inversion of Complex Diffusion, Physical Review E, 96.3 (2017): 032314 [download]

  • G. Forte, D.C. Vural, Iterative Control Strategies for Nonlinear Systems, Physical Review E, 96.1 (2017): 012102 [download]

  • S. Ghonge, D.C. Vural, Inferring Network Structure from Cascades, Physical Review E, 96.1 (2017): 012319 [download]

  • A. Acun, D.C. Vural, P. Zorlutuna, A Tissue Engineered Model of Aging: Interdependence and Cooperative Effects in Failing Tissues, Nature, Scientific Reports, 7.1 (2017): 5051 [download]

  • I.U. Can, D.C. Vural, P. Zorlutuna, Muscle Cell-Based Living Diodes, Advanced Biosystems, 1.1-2 (2017) [download]

  • D.C. Vural, A. Isakov, L. Mahadevan, The Organization and Control of an Evolving Interdependent Population, Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 12 (108) (2015) [download]

  • D.C. Vural, G. Morrison, and L. Mahadevan, Aging in complex interdependency networks. Physical Review E 89.2 (2014): 022811. [download]

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  • A.J. Leggett, D.C. Vural, Tunneling two-level systems model of the low-temperature properties of glasses: Are “smoking-gun” tests possible? The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117.42 (2013): 12966-12971. [download]

  • D.C. Vural, A.J. Leggett, Universal sound absorption in amorphous solids: A theory of elastically coupled generic blocks. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357.19 (2011): 3528-3537. [download]

  • D.C. Vural, When Models Interact with their Subjects: The Dynamics of Model Aware Systems. PLoS One 6.6 (2011): e20721 [download]

  • T. Achler, D.C. Vural, E. Amir, Counting objects with biologically inspired regulatory-feedback networks. Neural Networks. IJCNN, IEEE, (2009). [download]

  • S. Erkoc, D.C. Vural, Molecular-Dynamics Simulations of Carbon Nanocage Structures: Nanoballs and Nanotoroids. International Journal of Modern Physics C 12.05 (2001): 685-690. [download]