Joshua Socolar

Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
096 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, 107 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2557

Overview

Prof. Socolar is interested in collective behavior in condensed matter and dynamical systems. His current research interests include:

  • Limit-periodic structures, quasicrystals, packing problems, and tiling theory;
  • Self-assembly and phases of designed colloidal particles;
  • Organization and dynamics of complex networks;
  • Topological elasticity of mechanical lattices.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 1987

  • B.A., Haverford College 1980

Tighe, BP, Socolar, JES, Schaeffer, DG, Mitchener, WG, and Huber, ML. "Force distributions in a triangular lattice of rigid bars." Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 72.3 Pt 1 (September 2005): 031306-. Full Text

Dealy, S, Kauffman, S, and Socolar, J. "Modeling pathways of differentiation in genetic regulatory networks with Boolean networks." Complexity 11.1 (2005): 52-60. Full Text

Harrington, I, and Socolar, JES. "Design and robustness of delayed feedback controllers for discrete systems." Phys. Rev. E 69 (2004): 56207-. (Academic Article)

Harrington, I, and Socolar, JES. "Design and robustness of delayed feedback controllers for discrete systems." Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 69.5 1 (2004): 056207-1-056207-8-.

Hövel, P, and Socolar, JES. "Stability domains for time-delay feedback control with latency." Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 68.3 Pt 2 (September 2003): 036206-. Full Text

Socolar, JES, and Kauffman, SA. "Scaling in ordered and critical random boolean networks." Phys Rev Lett 90.6 (February 14, 2003): 068702-. Full Text

Socolar, JES. "Discrete models of force chain networks." Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B 3.4 (2003): 601-618.

Otto, M, Bouchaud, J-P, Claudin, P, and Socolar, JES. "Anisotropy in granular media: Classical elasticity and directed-force chain network." Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 67.3 1 (2003): 031302/1-031302/24.

Hövel, P, and Socolar, JES. "Stability domains for time-delay feedback control with latency." Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 68.3 2 (2003): 362061-362067.

Socolar, JES, Schaeffer, DG, and Claudin, P. "Erratum to: Directed force chain networks and stress response in static granular materials." The European Physical Journal E 8.4 (July 2002): 453-453. Full Text

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