David Hochberg earned an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley and continued his studies in theoretical physics, earning both a Masters in Science and a Ph.D in physics from the University of Chicago. After postdoctoral research positions held in the UK (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) and in the USA (Bartol Research Institute, and the University of Vanderbilt) and in Spain (University of Valencia, Autonomous University of Madrid), he was appointed a permanent Scientific Researcher in the Spanish Science Research Council (CSIC) and is a founding member of the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB). He has an experience of over thirty years applying methods of theoretical physics to a wide variety of problems that span general relativity, electrostatic fields of DNA in solution, stochastic processes in chemistry and physics, among many others. His current research interests involve symmetry breaking processes in the physics and chemistry of complex systems, with an emphasis on mirror symmetry breaking in chemistry and chemical systems. He is an expert in applying methods of quantum and stochastic field theory, the dynamic renormalization group and statistical physics to far from equilibrium nonlinear dynamical systems. Dr. Hochberg has served as head of the Chirality Working Group during the COST Action CM0703 “Systems Chemistry”, and was a member of the Management Committee. He has been PI on numerous publically funded research projects devoted to theoretical and experimental chemical models for the origins of biological homochirality.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID**): 0000-0002-0411-019X

SCOPUS Author ID (*): 7003963534

WoS Researcher ID (*): J-6573-2017

Key wordsField theory, gravitation and general relativity, turbulence, dynamic renormalization group, reaction and difusion systems, stochastic processes, self-organization, emergence and complexity, spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking, entropy production


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