229A Physics Building
- 2002 Ph.D. in Physics Harvard University
- 2002 M.A. in Physics Harvard University
- 1994 B.S. in Physics (magna cum laude) University of Maryland, College Park
- Building models of constraint percolation inspired by jamming in granular and glassy systems.
- Studying the interplay between morphology and rheology in the actin cytoskeleton via rigidity percolation.
- Looking for discontinuous, disorder-driven localization transitions in quantum systems, a.k.a. quantum constraint percolation.
Crosslinked cytoskeletal networks with two types of crosslinkers: freely-rotating and angle-constraining. A deformed configuration with 2.7 percent strain and bond occupation probability p=0.64. The purple lines denote cytoskeletal filaments, the red arcs denote angle-constraining crosslinks, the black circles represent nodes where all crossing filaments are free to rotate, while the grey circles denote nodes where some of the crossing filaments are free to rotate.
Research Lab: http://jmschwarztheorygroup.syr.edu/
(Oct. 19, 2023)
Schwarz was named a Fellow of the APS in recognition of her research and teaching contributions to the field of physics.
(Feb. 10, 2021)
A&S physicists are leading a team of researchers who are one of the first to pinpoint a novel method of using anti-vimentin antibodies to block cellular uptake of the coronavirus.
(Aug. 3, 2016)
Professors Manning, Marchetti, Schwarz use soft-matter physics to find cure for cancer
(March 10, 2016)
Findings may have important implications for soft robotics
(Feb. 10, 2016)
Weekend conference examined intersectionality in scientific, sociological settings
(Nov. 19, 2015)
Physics professor using NSF grant award to study physical properties of biological entities
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2007
K.-C. Lee, A. Gopinathan, and J. M. Schwarz, "Modeling the formation of in vitro filopodia", J. Math. Biol. 63, 229 (2011).
D. A. Quint and J. M. Schwarz, "Optimal orientation in branched cytoskeletal networks", J. Math. Biol. [Epub. ahead of print] (2010).
M. Jeng and J. M. Schwarz, "Force-balance percolation", Phys. Rev. E 81, 01134 (2010).
L. Cao and J. M. Schwarz, "Quantum k-core conduction on the Bethe lattice", Phys. Rev. E 82, 104211 (2010).
M. Jeng, S.-L-.Y. Xu. E. Hawkins, and J. M. Schwarz, "On the nonlocality of the fractional Schrodinger equation", J. Math. Phys. 51, 062102 (2010).