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Antonio Carlos Costa

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Recipient of the DBIO Dissertation Award

For innovative integration of statistical physics and dynamical systems theory to predict behavioral states and ensemble dynamics of living systems across multiple scales, an outstanding problem with broad applications in biological physics.

About the Recipient

Invited talk session: T14.00003

Antonio Carlos Costa is currently a Junior Research Chair postdoctoral researcher at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, where he leverages connections between statistical physics and dynamical systems theory to bridge between multiple scales in complex biological systems. He received his Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he worked with Dr. Greg Stephens on animal behavior across scales. During his Ph.D., he also collaborated with Prof. Tom Shimizu on building effective models of nematode motility. Before his Ph.D., Antonio received his MSc degree in Theoretical Physics from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and his BSc in Physics from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

About the Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics

This award was established in 2009 by the Division of Biological Physics and is sponsored by members and friends of the Division of Biological Physics. Biological Physics is one of the most rapidly growing, exciting and interdisciplinary branches of contemporary physics. To encourage the healthy development of this field, the Division of Biological Physics has established an annual award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics.