Joshua Socolar

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

Stick-slip dynamics and failure in granular materials awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Stick-slip dynamics and failure in granular materials awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Structure, Response, and Flow of Dense Granular Materials awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2005 to 2020

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 (Principal Investigator). 2003

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Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Junior Fellow awarded by Harvard Society of Fellows (1987 to 1990)

Abed Zadeh, Aghil, et al. “Seismicity in sheared granular matter..” Physical Review. E, vol. 99, no. 5–1, May 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.99.052902. Full Text

Oğuz, Erdal C., et al. “Hyperuniformity and anti-hyperuniformity in one-dimensional substitution tilings..” Acta Crystallographica. Section A, Foundations and Advances, vol. 75, no. Pt 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 3–13. Epmc, doi:10.1107/S2053273318015528. Full Text

Goshaw, Al, et al. “Robert Paul Behringer.” Physics Today, vol. 71, no. 12, AIP Publishing, Dec. 2018, pp. 60–60. Crossref, doi:10.1063/pt.3.4098. Full Text

Pham, An T., et al. “Phase diagram and aggregation dynamics of a monolayer of paramagnetic colloids..” Physical Review. E, vol. 95, no. 5–1, May 2017. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.95.052607. Full Text Open Access Copy

Oǧuz, E. C., et al. “Hyperuniformity of quasicrystals.” Physical Review B, vol. 95, no. 5, Feb. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.054119. Full Text

Rutkowski, D. M., et al. “Formation of limit-periodic structures by quadrupole particles confined to a triangular lattice.” Physical Review E, vol. 95, no. 1, Jan. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.95.012604. Full Text

Hann, C. T., et al. “Local growth of icosahedral quasicrystalline tilings.” Physical Review B, vol. 94, no. 1, July 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.014113. Full Text

Marcoux, C., and J. E. S. Socolar. “Sparse phonon modes of a limit-periodic structure.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 93, no. 17, American Physical Society, May 2016. Manual, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.174102. Full Text

Fu, Lin, et al. “Hard sphere packings within cylinders..” Soft Matter, vol. 12, no. 9, Mar. 2016, pp. 2505–14. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5sm02875b. Full Text Open Access Copy

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