Jorge Vinals, PhD

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Jorge Vinals

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-0528

Mailing Address:
599 Walter Library
117 Pleasant St. SE.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Director, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

PhD, University of Barcelona (Physics), 1983

BS, University of Barcelona (Physics), 1981


Ph.D. in Physics, University of Barcelona, 1983. Faculty appointments: School of Computational Science and Engineering, Florida State University, 1989-2004. Department of Physics, McGill University, 2004-2010. Director, McGill Institute for Advanced Materials, 2004-2007. Director, CLUMEQ (McGill), 2007-2010. NIH Senior Fellow, Laboratory of Computational Genomics, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO, 2001-2002.


Research Summary/Interests

  • Nonlinear dynamics and stochastic processes in soft matter physics and materials science
  • Computational models of protein-protein interactions
  • Stochastic modeling of transcription networks


  • M. Gaudreault, F. Drolet, and J. Vinals. "Analytical determination of the bifurcation thresholds in stochastic differential equations with delayed feedback". Phys. Rev. E 82, 051124 (2010).
  • M. Gaudreault, F. Lepine and J. Vinals. "Pitchfork and Hopf bifurcation threshold in stochastic equations with delayed feedback". Phys. Rev. E 80, 061920 (2009).
  • M. Gaudreault and J. Vinals. "Collapse transition of a hydrophobic self avoiding random walk in a coarse grained model solvent". Phys. Rev. E 80, 021916 (2009).
  • J. Vinals, A. Kolinski, and J. Skolnick. "Numerical study of the entropy loss of dimerization and the folding thermodynamics of the GCN4 leucine zipper". Biophys. J. 83, 2801 (2002).
  • F. Drolet and J. Vinals. "Adiabatic reduction near a bifurcation in stochastically modulated systems". Phys. Rev. E. 57, 5036 (1998).
  • P. Chen and J. Vinals. "Pattern Selection in Faraday waves". Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2670 (1997).
  • D. Jasnow and J. Vinals. "Coarse-grained description of thermo-capillary flow". Phys. Fluids 8, 660 (1996).



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