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Enrico Segre

Office: Weissman building (Physics), ground floor, room 1121B (by the accelerator room)
phone [+972-8-934]-2047, fax [+972-8-934]-4172
email: enrico.segre -AT-


Research interests


I've been involved into assistant lectureship for courses in environmental fluid mechanics and experimental aerodynamics (as I was in Torino).
I co-lectured "Scientific Data Acquisition and Laboratory Control Using LabView" in 2006.


  1. Ran Holtzman, Enrico Segre Wettability stabilizes fluid invasion into porous media via nonlocal, cooperative pore filling, Physical Review Letters 115, 164501 (2015). (arXiv)
  2. Efrat Greenwald, Enrico Segre, and Ofer Feinerman Ant trophallactic networks: simultaneous measurement of interaction patterns and food dissemination, Scientific Reports, 5, 12496 (2015).
  3. Avi Lavi, Enrico Segre, Yinon Rudich, Mario Gomez-Hernandez, Renyi Zhang On the Volatility of Atmospherically Relevant Alkylaminium Carboxylate Salts, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 119 (19), 4336–4346 (2014).
  4. Adel Farhi, Valentina Boyko, Yoni Almagor, Itzhak Benenson, Enrico Segre, Yinon Rudich, Eli Stern, Liat Lerner-Geva, The possible association between exposure to air pollution and the risk for congenital malformations, Environmental Research, 135, 173–180 (2014).
  5. Avi Lavi, Nir Bluvshtein, Enrico Segre, Lior Segev, J. Michel Flores, Yinon Rudich, Thermochemical, Cloud Condensation Nucleation Ability, and Optical Properties of Alkyl Aminium Sulfate Aerosols, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117 (43), 22412-22421 (2013).
  6. Avi Lavi, Delphine K. Farmer, Enrico Segre, Tamar Moise, Eyal Rotenberg, Jose L. Jimenez, Yinon Rudich, Fluxes of fine particles over a semi arid pine forest: possible effects of a complex terrain, Aerosol Science & Technology 47:8, 906-915 (2013).
  7. Norman J. Zabusky, Enrico Segre, Julien Deschamps, Vasiliy Kantsler, Victor Steinberg, Dynamics of Vesicles in shear and rotational flows: Modal Dynamics and Phase Diagram, Physics of Fluids 23, 041905 (2011).
  8. Yuri Burnishev, Enrico Segre, and Victor Steinberg, Strong symmetrical non-Oberbeck-Boussinesq turbulent convection and the role of compressibility, Phys. Fluids 22, 035108 (2010).
  9. Naama Lang-Yona, Ali Abo-Riziq, Carynelisa Erlick, Enrico Segre, Miri Trainic and Yinon Rudich, Interaction of internally mixed aerosols with light, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys 12, 21-31 (2010).
  10. Julien Deschamps, Vasiliy Kantsler, Enrico Segre, Victor Steinberg, Dynamics of a vesicle in a general flow, PNAS 1106, 11444-11447 (2009).
  11. Yinon Rudich, Naama Lang-Yona, Enrico Segre, Ali Abo-Riziq, Complex Refractive Indices of Aerosols Retrieved by a New Continuous Wave - Cavity Ring Down Aerosol Spectrometer (CW-CRD-AS), Analytical Chemistry, 81 (5), 1762-1769, (2009).
  12. M. Stern, V. Garmider, E. Segre, M. Rappaport, V. Umansky, Y. Levinson, and I. Bar-Joseph Photoluminescence Ring Formation in Coupled Quantum Wells: Excitonic Versus Ambipolar Diffusion, Physical Review Letters 101, 257402 (2008)
  13. Michael I. Latz, Michelle Bovard, Virginia VanDelinder, Enrico Segre, and Alex Groisman, Bioluminescent Response of Individual Dinoflagellate Cells to Hydrodynamic Stress Measured with Millisecond Resolution in a Microfluidic Device, Journal of Experimental Biology, 211:17, 2865-2875 (2008).
  14. Vasiliy Kantsler, Enrico Segre and Victor Steinberg, Critical dynamics of vesicle stretching transition in elongation flow, Physical Review Letters, 101, 048101 (2008).
  15. Vasiliy Kantsler, Enrico Segre, Victor Steinberg, Dynamics of interacting vesicles and rheology of vesicle suspension in shear flow, Europhysics Letters, 82, 58005 (2008).
  16. A. Abo Riziq, M. Trainic, C. Erlick, E. Segre, and Y. Rudich, Extinction efficiencies of coated absorbing aerosols measured by cavity ring down aerosol spectrometry, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1823-1833, (2008).
  17. Vasiliy Kantsler, Enrico Segre, Victor Steinberg, Vesicle dynamics in elongation flow: Wrinkling instability and bud formation, arXiv:0704.3846v1 [cond-mat.soft] Physical Review Letters 99, 178102 (2007).
  18. Teodor Burghelea, Enrico Segre and Victor Steinberg, Elastic turbulence in von Karman swirling flow between two disks, physics/0609112, Physics of fluids 19, 053104 (2007).
  19. Teodor Burghelea, Enrico Segre and Victor Steinberg, Role of elastic stress in statistical and scaling properties of elastic turbulence, Physical Review Letters 96, 214502 (2006).
  20. Teodor Burghelea, Enrico Segre and Victor Steinberg, Validity of the Taylor hypotesis in a random spatially smooth flow, Physics of Fluids 17, 103101 (2005).
  21. Teodor Burghelea, Enrico Segre and Victor Steinberg, Statistics of particle pair separations in the elastic turbulent flow of a dilute polymer solution, Europhysisics Letters, 68 (4), pp. 529-535 (2004)
  22. Teodor Burghelea, Enrico Segre, and Victor Steinberg, Mixing by polymers: experimental test of decay regime of mixing, nlin.CD/0401003, Physical Review Letters 92, 164501, (2004).
  23. Teodor Burghelea, Enrico Segre, Israel Bar-Joseph, Alex Groisman, Victor Steinberg, Chaotic flow and efficient mixing in a micro-channel with a polymer solution, nlin.CD/0312071, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066305 (2004).
  24. Giovanni Gallavotti, Lamberto Rondoni, Enrico Segre, Lyapunov spectra and nonequilibrium ensembles equivalence in 2D fluid mechanics, nlin.CD/0209039, Physica D187:1-4, p. 338-357 (2004).
  25. Lamberto Rondoni, Enrico Segre, Fluctuations in two-dimensional reversibly damped turbulence, chao-dyn/9810028, Nonlinearity 12:6, 1471-1487, (1999)
  26. Enrico Segre, Shigeo Kida, Late states of incompressible 2D decaying vorticity fields, chao-dyn/9709020, Fluid Dynamics Research 23:2, 89-112, (1998)
  27. Enrico Segre, Chiara Deangeli, Cellular Automaton for Realistic Modelling of Landslides, comp-gas/9407002, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 2:1, 1-15, (1995)
  28. E. Segre, G. Boffetta, A. R. Osborne, M. Petti, Analysis of laboratory surface wave data using the periodic KdV scattering transform, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 5:10, p. 1935-1943, (1995).
  29. A. R. Osborne, E. Segre, The numerical inverse scattering transform for the periodic Korteweg-de Vries equation, Physics Letters A 173, p.131-142, (1993).
  30. A. R. Osborne, E. Segre, G. Boffetta, L. Cavaleri, Soliton basis states in shallow-water ocean surface waves, Physical Review Letters 64:5, p. 592-595, (1991).
  31. A. R. Osborne, E. Segre, Numerical solutions of the Korteweg-de Vries equation using the periodic scattering transform µ-representation, Physica D44:3, p.575-604, (1990).

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