Travis Thompson, Georg G. Meisl, Tuomas P. J. Knowles, Alain Goriely. The role of clearance mechanisms in the kinetics of toxic protein aggregates involved in neurodegenerative diseases. Journal of Chemical Physics. 2021



Hadrien Oliveri, Kristian Franze, and Alain Goriely. Optic ray theory for durotactic axon guidance. Physical Review Letters. 2021.




P.G. Kevrekedis, Travis Thompson, Alain Goriely. Anisotropic diffusion of traveling waves of toxic proteins in neurogenerative diseases. Physics Letters A. 2020.



Christian Goodbrake, Arash Yavari, Alain Goriely. The Anelastic Ericksen Problem: Universal Deformations and Universal Eigenstrains in Incompressible Nonlinear Anelasticity. Journal of Elasticity. 2020.



Travis B. Thompson, Pavanjit Chaggar, Ellen Kuhl, Alain Goriely. Protein-protein interactions in neurodegenerative diseases: a conspiracy theory PLOS Computational Biology. 2020.



A. Goriely, E. Kuhl, C. Bick. Supplemental Material: Neuronal Oscillations on Evolving Networks: Dynamics, Damage, Degradation, Decline, Dementia, and Death Physical Review Letters. 2020.



Maria A. Holland, Silvia Budday, Gang Li, Dinggang Shen, Alain Goriely and Ellen Kuhl. Folding drives cortical thickness variations. European Journal of Physics. 2020.



P. Sáeza , C. Duñó , L.Y. Sun , N. Antonovaite , M. Malvè, D. Tost, A. Goriely.Topological features dictate the mechanics of the mammalian brains.International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2020.


Valentina Balbi, Michel Destrade, Alain Goriely. Mechanics of human brain organoids. Phyical Review E. 2020



Sveva Fornari, Amelie Schäfer, Ellen Kuhl, Alain Goriely. Spatially-extended nucleation-aggregation-fragmentation models for the dynamics of prion-like neurodegenerative protein-spreading in the brain and its connectome. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 2020.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2019.110102




Sveva Fornari, Amelie Schäfer, Mathias Jucker, Alain Goriely and Ellen Kuhl. Prion-like spreading of Alzheimer’s disease within the brain’s connectome J. R. Soc. Interface. 2019.

DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2019.0356



A. Goriely, H. Alawiye, Ellen Kuhl, Revisiting the wrinkling of elastic bilayers I: linear analysis, Philosophical Transactions A. 2019.


j188 Johannes Weickenmeier, Mathias Jucker, Alain Goriely, Ellen Kuhl. A physics-based model explains the prion-like features of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2019. 124. 264-281

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2018.10.013


j185 M. Holland, S. Budday, A. Goriely, E. Kuhl. Symmetry breaking in wrinkling patterns: Gyri are universally thicker than sulci. Physical Review Letters. 2019.



j182 Johannes Weickenmeier, Ellen Kuhl, and Alain Goriely. The multiphysics of prion-like diseases: progression and atrophy. Physical Review Letters. 2018. 121, 158101.

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.158101


c25 A. Goriely, J. Weickenmeier, E. Kuhl. Gehirnmechanik? Rundbrief: GESELLSCHAFT FÜR ANGEWANDTE MATHEMATIK UND MECHANIK. 2018. 1. 10-16.



j168 L.A. Mihai, S. Budday, G. A. Holzapfel, E. Kuhl, A. Goriely. A family of hyperelastic models for human brain tissue. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2017. 106. 60-79.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.05.015


j167 J. Weickenmeier, C. Fischer, D. Carter, E. Kuhl, & A. Goriely. Geometrical, and Physical Constraints in Skull Growth. Physical Review Letters. 2017. 118. 248101.

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.248101


j160 G. Lang, S. Waters, D. Vella, and A. Goriely. Axonal buckling following stretch injury. Journal of Elasticity. 2017. 129. 1–2. 239–256.


j159 J. Weickenmeier, P. Saez, E. Kuhl and A. Goriely. Bulging brains. Journal of Elasticity. 2016.

DOI: 10.1007/s10659-016-9606-1


Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press (February 2018, 120 pages).
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A.Goriely. Morphoelasticity: The Mathematics and Mechanics of Biological Growth. Springer-Verlag Interdisciplinary and Applied Mathematics. 2017 (651 Pages). Find it on Amazon.

Goriely, P. Hosoi, H. Dankowicz. Non-linear mechanics of biological structures. Special Issue of the International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics. 2011. 46, 4.

M. Ben Amar, A. Goriely, M. Mueller (Eds.) New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School. Volume 92. Oxford University Press. 2011
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A. Goriely. Integrability and Nonintegrability of Dynamical Systems. World Scientific. 2001 (436 pages).
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