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Izaak Neri
King's College London


"For the study of dynamical systems on large networks with predator-prey interactions that are stable and exhibit oscillations."


Izaak Neri received his B.Sc. in physics from the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 2003. He pursued his Ph.D. in theoretical physics under the guidance of D. Bollé at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), earning his doctorate in 2010. He held post-doctoral positions at the University of Montpellier (France), the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Dresden, Germany), and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (Dresden, Germany). In September 2018, Neri assumed the role of Lecturer in Disordered Systems within the Mathematics Department at King's College London (UK). Neri's research focuses on problems at the interface of disordered systems and nonequilibrium statistical physics. Notable contributions are the development of a dynamic variant of the cavity method from spin glass theory, the formulation of a spectral theory applicable to sparse non-Hermitian random matrices, and the derivation of universal thermodynamic relations for stochastic processes that terminate randomly.