Dervis Can Vural

Assistant Professor
Condensed Matter and Biophysics

B.S., Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002
M.S., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Web Page: Dervis Can Vural

E-mail: dvural@nd.edu
Office address: 384G
Office phone: 574-631-6977

Research Interests

Derviş Can Vural is interested in systems where (1) disorder and (2) strong interactions plays an important role. He uses analytic and computational approaches to solve many-body problems in statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics, and theoretical biology. Research themes include complex networks, population genetics and evolution, disordered / soft materials, many-body quantum mechanics, inverse problems, reliability theory, swarms and active matter.

Selected Publications

(1) DC Vural, A Isakov, L Mahadevan, The Organization and Control of an Interdependent Population, Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 12 (108), vol. 12 Issue no. 108 p. (2015)

(2) DC Vural, G Morrison, L Mahadevan, Aging in complex interdependency networks, Physical Review E 89 (2), 022811 (2014)

(3) DC Vural, AJ Leggett, Universal sound absorption in amorphous solids: A theory of elastically coupled generic blocks, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357 (19), 3528-3537 (2011)

(4) DC Vural, When Models Interact with Their Subjects: The Dynamics of Model Aware Systems, PloS one 6 (6), e20721 (2011)

(5) AJ Leggett, DC Vural, “Tunneling Two-Level Systems” Model of the Low-Temperature Properties of Glasses: Are “Smoking-Gun” Tests Possible?, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 (42), 12966-12971 (2013)


Prof. Vural CV (PDF file)