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

Socolar, JE, and Steinhardt, PJ. "Quasicrystals. II. Unit-cell configurations." Phys Rev B Condens Matter 34.2 (July 15, 1986): 617-647.

Socolar, JES. "Phason Strain in Quasicrystals." Journal de Physique C3 (1986): 217-227. (Academic Article)

Socolar, JE, Steinhardt, PJ, and Levine, D. "Quasicrystals with arbitrary orientational symmetry." Phys Rev B Condens Matter 32.8 (October 15, 1985): 5547-5550.

MELE, EJ, and SOCOLAR, J. "NUMERICAL-INTEGRATION OF THE TIME EVOLUTION OPERATOR - EXCITED-STATE DYNAMICS IN CONJUGATED MOLECULES." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUANTUM CHEMISTRY (1984): 347-358.

Gollub, JP, Romer, EJ, and Socolar, JE. "Trajectory divergence for coupled relaxation oscillators: Measurements and models." Journal of Statistical Physics 23.3 (1980): 321-333. Full Text

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