- Building models of constraint percolation inspired by jamming in granular and glassy systems.
- Studying the interplay between morphology and rheology in the actin cytoskeleton via rigidity percolation.
- Looking for discontinuous, disorder-driven localization transitions in quantum systems, a.k.a. quantum constraint percolation.
Crosslinked cytoskeletal networks with two types of crosslinkers: freely-rotating and angle-constraining. A deformed configuration with 2.7 percent strain and bond occupation probability p=0.64. The purple lines denote cytoskeletal filaments, the red arcs denote angle-constraining crosslinks, the black circles represent nodes where all crossing filaments are free to rotate, while the grey circles denote nodes where some of the crossing filaments are free to rotate.
Research Lab: http://jmschwarztheorygroup.syr.edu/
(Aug. 3, 2016)
Professors Manning, Marchetti, Schwarz use soft-matter physics to find cure for cancer
(March 10, 2016)
Findings may have important implications for soft robotics
(Feb. 10, 2016)
Weekend conference examined intersectionality in scientific, sociological settings
(Nov. 19, 2015)
Physics professor using NSF grant award to study physical properties of biological entities
2002 Ph.D. in Physics Harvard University
2002 M.A. in Physics Harvard University
1994 B.S. in Physics (magna cum laude) University of Maryland, College Park
Awards & Professional Honors
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2007
K.-C. Lee, A. Gopinathan, and J. M. Schwarz, "Modeling the formation of in vitro filopodia", J. Math. Biol. 63, 229 (2011).
D. A. Quint and J. M. Schwarz, "Optimal orientation in branched cytoskeletal networks", J. Math. Biol. [Epub. ahead of print] (2010).
M. Jeng and J. M. Schwarz, "Force-balance percolation", Phys. Rev. E 81, 01134 (2010).
L. Cao and J. M. Schwarz, "Quantum k-core conduction on the Bethe lattice", Phys. Rev. E 82, 104211 (2010).
M. Jeng, S.-L-.Y. Xu. E. Hawkins, and J. M. Schwarz, "On the nonlocality of the fractional Schrodinger equation", J. Math. Phys. 51, 062102 (2010).