# Joshua Socolar

## Professor of Physics

### 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.

### Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

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

Byington, T., and J. E. S. Socolar. “Hierarchical freezing of limit-periodic structure.” *Physical Review E*, Nov. 2012.

Gong, Xinwei, and Joshua E. S. Socolar. “Quantifying the complexity of random Boolean networks..” *Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*, vol. 85, no. 6 Pt 2, June 2012. *Epmc*, doi:10.1103/physreve.85.066107.
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Socolar, J. E. S., and J. M. Taylor. “Forcing Nonperiodicity with a Single Tile.” *Mathematical Intelligencer*, vol. 34, no. 1, Mar. 2012, pp. 18–28. *Scopus*, doi:10.1007/s00283-011-9255-y.
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Durrett, Richard, et al. “Graph fission in an evolving voter model..” *Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America*, vol. 109, no. 10, Mar. 2012, pp. 3682–87. *Epmc*, doi:10.1073/pnas.1200709109.
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Byington, Travis W., and Joshua E. S. Socolar. “Hierarchical freezing in a lattice model..” *Physical Review Letters*, vol. 108, no. 4, Jan. 2012. *Epmc*, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.108.045701.
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Khalil, Karim S., et al. “Binary colloidal structures assembled through Ising interactions..” *Nature Communications*, vol. 3, Jan. 2012. *Epmc*, doi:10.1038/ncomms1798.
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Sun, M., and J. E. S. Socolar. “Comparison of autonomous Boolean network dynamics and ODE models.” *Chaos*, 2012.

Socolar, Joshua E. S. “Local action, global impact: forcing nonperiodicity with a single structural unit..” *Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.)*, vol. 21, no. 4, Dec. 2011. *Epmc*, doi:10.1063/1.3668192.
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Socolar, J. E. S., and J. M. Taylor. “An aperiodic hexagonal tile.” *Journal of Combinatorial Theory. Series A*, vol. 118, no. 8, Nov. 2011, pp. 2207–31. *Scopus*, doi:10.1016/j.jcta.2011.05.001.
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Sevim, Volkan, et al. “Reliability of transcriptional cycles and the yeast cell-cycle oscillator..” *Plos Computational Biology*, vol. 6, no. 7, July 2010. *Epmc*, doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000842.
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