Selected Publications

Two Brownian particles at different temperatures provide a mechanism to obtain temporal asymmetry in magnetic excursions and reversals.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118(10), e2017696118 (2021)

We review a series of heat engines built with colloidal particles
Soft Matter, 2017,13, 22-36

Check the first experimental realization of a Carnot engine with a single microscopic particle!
Nature Physics 12, 67-70 (2016)

Recent Publications

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Recent & Upcoming Talks


Fluctuations of the Earth's magnetic field

We try to analyse the Earth's magnetic field fluctuations from an statistical physics perspective, and provide mechanisms for some of its salient features. (Thanks to A. Molina for the beautiful image)

Stochastic Thermodynamics

The recent technological advances in micromanipulation and force-sensing techniques have brought access to the dynamics and energy changes that affect mesoscopic physical systems described by few degrees of freedom


Biofilms are formed by communities of microorganisms which secrete a polymeric extracellular matrix. Biofilm formation has important impacts on medicine and food industry.


Biological systems are beautiful examples of systems arbitrarily far from equilibrium.


NILS - OMaWa with Humans


During the past years I have taught many different subjects like Physics for Biologists, Statistical Physics, and several Lab lessons.

If you are a UCM student you may be interested in:

  • The UCM virtual campus for information on your preferred subject.
  • My textbook for Physics applied to biology in Spanish. Click on the button below the version to download it. Please feel free to share the download link!

Current version (January 19th, 2022):

  • v1.0 Apuntes de física aplicada a la biología. First complete edition! And with (some) errors corrected. Includes: Dynamics, Fluids, Thermodynamics, Electricity, Waves.


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    Older versions:

  • v0.6 Apuntes de física aplicada a la biología. Work in progress: Dynamics, Fluids, Thermodynamics and Electricity


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  • v0.5 Apuntes de física aplicada a la biología. Work in progress: Dynamics, Fluids and Thermodynamics only


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  • v0.4 Apuntes de física aplicada a la biología. Fluids and Thermodynamics only


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