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

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

(94-0562) Ordering Mechanisms in Dynamical Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1997

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

(96-0803) Ordering Mechanisms in Dynamical Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1997

Pages

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

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

Marcoux, C, Byington, TW, Qian, Z, Charbonneau, P, and Socolar, JES. "Emergence of limit-periodic order in tiling models." Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics 90.1 (July 29, 2014): 012136-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Cheng, X, Lyons, DC, Socolar, JES, and McClay, DR. "Delayed transition to new cell fates during cellular reprogramming." Developmental biology 391.2 (July 2014): 147-157. Full Text

Cheng, X, Sun, M, and Socolar, JES. "Autonomous Boolean modelling of developmental gene regulatory networks." J R Soc Interface 10.78 (January 6, 2013): 20120574-. Full Text

Cheng, X, Sun, M, and Socolar, JES. "Autonomous Boolean modelling of developmental gene regulatory networks." Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10.78 (January 6, 2013). Full Text

Byington, T, and Socolar, JES. "Hierarchical freezing of limit-periodic structure (In preparation)." Physical Review E (November 12, 2012). (Academic Article)

Gong, X, and Socolar, JES. "Quantifying the complexity of random Boolean networks." Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 85.6 Pt 2 (June 2012): 066107-. Full Text

Durrett, R, Gleeson, JP, Lloyd, AL, Mucha, PJ, Shi, F, Sivakoff, D, Socolar, JES, and Varghese, C. "Graph fission in an evolving voter model." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109.10 (March 6, 2012): 3682-3687. Full Text

Byington, TW, and Socolar, JES. "Hierarchical freezing in a lattice model." Phys Rev Lett 108.4 (January 27, 2012): 045701-. Full Text

Khalil, KS, Sagastegui, A, Li, Y, Tahir, MA, Socolar, JES, Wiley, BJ, and Yellen, BB. "Binary colloidal structures assembled through Ising interactions." Nature Communications 3 (January 2012): 794-null. Full Text

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