My research interests focus on various natural phenomena which pertain to continuum mechanics and statistical physics.

In particular, I am interested in the following fields:

  1. Laplacian and Poisson growth– Developing mathematical tools and understanding pattern formation and growth mechanisms in Laplacian and Poisson fields.
  2. Granular-fluid flow – Investigating the interaction between hydrodynamic forces and granular materials.
  3. Evolution of ramified networks – Understanding the evolution and complexity of the ramified structure of channel networks.
  4. The origin of life – Developing the complex dynamical model that explains the rise of atmospheric oxygen 500 millions years ago.

Contact Details:
Yossi Cohen,
Office: 54-1823,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge MA 02139, USA.
Tel: 617-599-0098
e-mail: ycohen@mit.edu