Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions J. M. Yeomans
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The positions are funded by the ERC starting grant “Phase transitions and computational complexity”. Personal Research Web Page: http://csc.ucdavis.edu/~chaos/ Keywords: Machine learning, physics of computation, evolutionary search, information theory, nonlinear dynamics, statistical mechanics, computational mechanics Crutchfield has worked in the areas of nonlinear dynamics, solid-state physics, astrophysics, fluid mechanics, critical phenomena and phase transitions, chaos, and pattern formation. Applied probability theory, mathematical statistical mechanics. Statistical physics help It would be interesting to see if there are such statistical phenomena as "phase transition" in such statistical law of human mobility. Should have a working knowledge of statistical mechanics on the intermediate level. Statistical Physics of Human Mobility: Paper. I was doing classical geophysics until the mid-1980s when I became aware of this area called complexity and chaos theory, which sounded like statistical physics, a subject I had always enjoyed. Much of condensed matter and statistical physics is concerned with the explanation of phase transitions between different forms of matter. It is quite interesting in that now the statistical mechanics course is provided in Engineering. Interacting particle systems, nonequilibrium phase transitions, hydrodynamic limits. The application deadline is June 12th, 2013. Mathematical statistical mechanics. But we can also turn it around: “Physics is informational”. In 1989, I met Bill Kline, who was Once you think of them like that, you can describe them with a field theory, which is pretty much the same way they describe phase transitions in high-energy physics—the decay of the false vacuum in the early universe, for instance. Daan Frenkel and Rob Eppenga "Monte Carlo Study of the Isotropic-Nematic Transition in a Fluid of Thin Hard Disks", Physical Review Letters 49 pp. One way to detect a quantum phase transition is simply to notice that ground state depends very sensitively on the parameters near such a point. Duncan, Matthew Dennison, Andrew J. Frenkel "Monte Carlo study of the isotropic and nematic phases of infinitely thin hard platelets", Molecular Physics 52 pp.