Cristina Toninelli is Director de Recherche CNRS at Ceremade, University Paris Dauphine since october 2018. She graduated and obtained her PhD in physics at the Universita' La Sapienza (Roma). Afterwards, she shifted towards mathematics and started her research at the interface among probability and mathematical statistical mechanics. After a postdoctoral period at LPT, Ecole Normale de Paris, she obtained a CNRS research position in 2006 and moved to the laboratory LPSM (ex LPMA) of Universite Paris VI et VII.
Her main reserach lines are: Interacting particle systems; Cellular automata and bootstrap percolation; Liquid-glass transitions and jamming transitions. She has worked with several colleagues, in France and abroad, both in mathematics and physics departments and written about fitfy papers in journals of probability, mathematical physics and physics. In 2016 she obtained an ERC Starting Grant. In 2021, she obtained the Marc Yor prize in probability.
She started her activity of thesis director by codirecting (with T.Bodineau) the PhD thesis of O.Blondel (2011-2014). Since then she has directed three other PhD students: L.Mareche et A.Shapira (both obtained their PhD in 2019), and I.Hartarsky (PhD obtained in 2022). At present, she co-directs the PhD thesis of Enguerand Petit. She has also directed several master thesis and three postdocs.
Mareche L., Martinelli F., Toninelli C. (2019), Exact asymptotics for Duarte and supercritical rooted kinetically constrained models, Annals of Probability, vol. 48, n°1, p. 317-342
Gottschau M., Heydenreich M., Matzke K., Toninelli C. (2018), Phase transition for a non-attractive infection process in heterogeneous environment, Markov Processes and Related Fields, vol. 24, n°1, p. 39-56
Cancrini N., Martinelli F., Roberto C., Toninelli C. (2015), Mixing time of a kinetically constrained spin model on trees: power law scaling at criticality, Probability Theory and Related Fields, vol. 161, n°1-2, p. 247-266
Faggionato A., Roberto C., Toninelli C. (2014), Universality for one-dimensional hierarchical coalescence processes with double and triple merges, Annals of Applied Probability, vol. 24, n°2, p. 476-525
Berthier L., Biroli G., Coslovich D., Kob W., Toninelli C. (2012), Finite size effects in the dynamics of glass-forming liquids, Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, Biological and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 86, n°3
Swart J., Szabo R., Toninelli C. (2022), Peierls bounds from Toom contours, Paris, Cahier de recherche CEREMADE, Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, 61 p.
Hartarsky I., Martinelli F., Toninelli C. (2022), Friedrickson-Andersen model in two dimensions, Paris, Cahier de recherche CEREMADE, Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, 11 p.