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Jordan Horowitz

Jordan Horowitz is an assistant professor of Biophysics and Complex Systems at the University of Michigan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland under the supervision of Christopher Jarzynski. Before joining Michigan’s faculty, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and later at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Physics of Living Systems fellow. His research has ranged broadly in the area of nonequilibrium statistical thermodynamics, with a focus on developing universal thermodynamic constraints to far-from-equilibrium dynamics. His work has been profiled in New Scientist Magazine and Quanta Magazine.

Hyun-Myung Chun

Dr. Hyun-Myung Chun is a postdoctoral fellow of Biophysics at the University of Michigan.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Seoul.  Before joining Prof. Horowitz’s group, he worked at the University of Stuttgart as a postdoctoral fellow.  His research interests mainly reside in theoretical studies on stochastic thermodynamics and their application to biochemical systems.

Qi Gao

Qi Gao is a PhD student in the Department of Physics at the University of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2018 before joining U-M. His previous work  focused on the tensor network theory and he is currently working on nonequilibrium thermodynamics.

Freddy Alexis Cisneros

Freddy Alexis Cisneros is a graduate student in the Applied Physics Program at the University of Michigan. He earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he wrote his undergraduate thesis on the topology of complex networks. Freddy then earned an M.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland. For his master’s thesis he applied principles of information theory and machine learning to enhance the sampling of hard to reach microstates in model Hamiltonians. Freddy’s interests are in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and stochastic thermodynamics.