dr. A. (Andrea) Costanzo

dr. A. (Andrea) Costanzo
E-mail:
a.costanzo rug.nl

Research

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I am currently working as Post-Doc in the group of Prof. C. Hemelrijk on collective behaviour of fish schools and bird flocks.

A collective motion pattern which is often observed in fish schools is the so-called milling (i.e. circular motion, also called vortex state). I am currently studying the emergence of milling in minimal models, in order to understand the fundamental mechanisms and ingredients of milling formation.

Already during my Master and PhD in theoretical physics, I have worked on collective behaviour. In particular, I worked on models and simulations of the run-and-tumble motion of E. coli bacteria and self-propelled rods, investigating transport problems, sorting techniques, and ratchet phenomena. 

Publications:

A. Costanzo and C. K. Hemelrijk,  "Minimal conditions to obtain milling (vortex state) in a Vicsek-like model", in preparation 

A. Costanzo, J. Elgeti, T. Auth, G. Gompper and M. Ripoll, "Motility-sorting of self-propelled   particles in microchannels", Europhysics Letters 107 36003 (2014) 

A. Costanzo, R. Di Leonardo, G. Ruocco and L. Angelani, "Transport of self-propelling bacteria     in micro-channel flow", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 24,065101 (2012) 

L. Angelani, A. Costanzo and R. Di Leonardo, "Active ratchets", Europhysics Letters 96, 68002 (2011)

Publications
  1. Damping of waves of agitation in starling flocks

    Hemelrijk, C. K., Costanzo, A., Hildenbrandt, H. & Carere, C., Sep-2019, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 73, 9, 7 p., 125.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Spontaneous emergence of milling (vortex state) in a Vicsek-like model

    Costanzo, A. & Hemelrijk, C. K., 9-Mar-2018, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 51, 13, 1 p., 134004.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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