Assaf Shapira

assaf.shapira@normalesup.org

About me

 

I'm a postdoc in Roma Tre University's probability group, interested mostly in mathemitical statistical physics.

I did my PhD at the LPSM with Cristina Toninelli on interacting particle systems, and specifically on kinetically constrained models. This is a family of models studied in physics in order to better understand jamming of glassy and granular materials. You can see my thesis here.
I studied for a B.Sc. in mathematics and physics at the Technion in Haifa (which is also my home town). Other than classes, I also got to work on two research projects, one in probability with Itai Benjamini at the Weizmnn Institute, and the other in experimental physics at Bielefeld university with Armin Gölzhäuser.
After my bachelor's, I moved to Paris and studied for a master's degree in theoretical physics at the ENS. This was a two year program, with two research internships, one for each year. The first year I worked at the LPMA (which turned into LPSM), with Giambattista Giacomin and Cristina Toninelli. Both projects were in mathematical statistical physics, from the mathematical side of it. For my second year's internship I worked with Kay Wiese at the LPTENS, still on statistical physics but from its physics side.

My CV is here.

Projects & Publications

 

Topologically induced metastability in periodic XY chain

With Clément Cosco. arXiv preprint arXiv:2001.07950 (2020). (PDF)
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Diffusive scaling of the Kob-Andersen model in $\mathbb{Z}^d$

With Fabio Martinelli and Cristina Toninelli. arXiv preprint arXiv:1904.11078 (2019). (PDF)
With Anatole Ertul. arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.02531 (2020). (PDF)
arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.08495 (2020). (PDF)
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Kinetically constrained models with random constraints

Annals of Applied Probability 30 (2018). (PDF)
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Loop-erased random walk as a spin system observable

With Tyler Helmuth. arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.10928 (2020). (PDF)
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Time scales of the Fredrickson-Andersen model on polluted $\mathbb{Z}^2$ and $\mathbb{Z}^3$

With Erik Slivken. arXiv preprint arXiv:1906.09949 (2019). (PDF)
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Metastable behavior of bootstrap percolation on Galton-Watson trees

ALEA 16 (2019).
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Hausdorff dimension of the record Set of a fractional Brownian motion

With Lucas Benigni, Clément Cosco and Kay Wiese. Electronic Communications in Probability 23 (2018). (PDF)
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Small noise and long time phase diffusion in stochastic limit cycle oscillators

With Giambattista Giacomin and Christophe Poquet. Journal of Differential Equations 264 (2018). (PDF)
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On maximizing the speed of a random walk in fixed environments

With Amichai Lampert. Electronic Communications in Probability 18 (2013). (PDF)
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