I am a Soft Matter and Biophysics theoretical physicist, currently an independent postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Physics of Biological Function in Princeton University. The common threads of my research are the study of emerging phenomena from simple local rules,  the use of “numerical experiments” on innovative toy models, and the search for elegant, geometrically intuitive interpretations.


I will be moving to Marseille in early 2021, joining the Centre Turing (CENTURI) and Centre de Physique Théorique (CPT) as a Principal Investigator.  My group will focus on statistical mechanics approaches to the physics of soft living matter, with focus on protein condensation, self-assembly, and the design of inference methods to treat experimental data of stochastic biological processes.

Old News

09/2019    I have moved from the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science to the Center for the Physics of Biological Function.

5-7/11/2018  Why measure entropy production? A Princeton Center for Theoretical Science workshop.

29/11/2017  The workshop I organized on "Geometrically Frustrated Self-assembly" took place in Princeton.

08/11/2017   I have received the "Prix pour les Jeunes Chercheurs de la Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller".


Stochastic Force Inference: a method to infer the force and diffusion fields from noisy trajectories of overdamped systems, developed with Anna Frishman. Check out the 2020 Physical Review X paper and the GitHub package (in Python). 

Underdamped Langevin Inference: a similar inverse method for the underdamped case, developed with David Brückner and Chase Broedersz. Check out the 2020 Physical Review Letters paper and the Github package in Python

My PhD thesis, directed by Martin Lenz, can be found here.


Email: ronceray (guesswhat) princeton.edu

Office/mail: 410 Jadwin Hall, Princeton University, 08544 Princeton NJ, USA