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

Selected Grants

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2005 to 2021

The Dynamical Logic of Regulatory Networks awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2015

Duke Center for Systems Biology - Core A awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2007 to 2013

Collaborative Research: Dynamics of Boolean Networks and Gene Expression awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2007

Dynamics of Boolean Networks and Gene Expressions awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2005

Force Propagation and Friction in Granular Materials awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2005

NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program awarded by National Institute for Standards and Technology (Principal Investigator). 2003

Spatiotemporal Control without Reference States awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 2001

(98-0276) Conference: Dynamics Day 1998 awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 1998

(95-0985) Ordering Mechanisms in Dynamical Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1997

Pages

Pham, AT, Zhuang, Y, Detwiler, P, Socolar, JES, Charbonneau, P, and Yellen, BB. "Phase diagram and aggregation dynamics of a monolayer of paramagnetic colloids." Physical review. E 95.5-1 (May 12, 2017): 052607-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Socolar, JES, Lubensky, TC, and Kane, CL. "Mechanical graphene." New Journal of Physics 19.2 (February 1, 2017): 025003-025003. Full Text

Oğuz, EC, Socolar, JES, Steinhardt, PJ, and Torquato, S. "Hyperuniformity of quasicrystals." Physical Review B 95.5 (February 2017). Full Text

Rutkowski, DM, Marcoux, C, Socolar, JES, and Hall, CK. "Formation of limit-periodic structures by quadrupole particles confined to a triangular lattice." Physical Review E 95.1 (January 2017). Full Text

Hann, CT, Socolar, JES, and Steinhardt, PJ. "Local growth of icosahedral quasicrystalline tilings." Physical Review B 94.1 (July 2016). Full Text

Marcoux, C, and Socolar, JES. "Sparse phonon modes of a limit-periodic structure." Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 93.17 (May 1, 2016). Full Text

Fu, L, Steinhardt, W, Zhao, H, Socolar, JES, and Charbonneau, P. "Hard sphere packings within cylinders." Soft matter 12.9 (March 2016): 2505-2514. Full Text Open Access Copy

Marcoux, C, Byington, TW, Qian, Z, Charbonneau, P, and Socolar, JES. "Erratum: Emergence of limit-periodic order in tiling models [Phys. Rev. E 90 , 012136 (2014)]." Physical Review E 93.2 (February 2016). Full Text Open Access Copy

Yang, Y, Fu, L, Marcoux, C, Socolar, JES, Charbonneau, P, and Yellen, BB. "Phase transformations in binary colloidal monolayers." Soft matter 11.12 (March 2015): 2404-2415. Full Text Open Access Copy

Sun, M, Cheng, X, and Socolar, JES. "Regulatory logic and pattern formation in the early sea urchin embryo." Journal of theoretical biology 363 (December 2014): 80-92. Full Text

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