Professor Samuel Safran
The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Professorial Chair

Telephone: +972-8-934-3362
Fax: +972-8-934-4138

Soft matter and biological physics: We study the structure, phase behavior and dynamics of systems such as membranes, macromolecules, and biological cells, using the approaches of statistical thermodynamics. Through our interactions with experimental groups, the theory is applied to problems of membrane fusion, elasticity, self-assembly and adhesion of cells, and self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules.