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

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

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

Socolar, J. E. S. “Discrete models of force chain networks.” Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems  Series B, vol. 3, no. 4, Jan. 2003, pp. 601–18. Scopus, doi:10.3934/dcdsb.2003.3.601. Full Text

Otto, M., et al. “Anisotropy in granular media: Classical elasticity and directed-force chain network.” Physical Review E  Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 67, no. 3 1, 2003, pp. 031302/1-031302/24.

Hövel, P., and J. E. S. Socolar. “Stability domains for time-delay feedback control with latency.” Physical Review E  Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 68, no. 3 2, 2003, pp. 362061–67.

Beck, O., et al. “Comparison of time-delayed feedback schemes for spatiotemporal control of chaos in a reaction-diffusion system with global coupling..” Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 66, no. 1 Pt 2, July 2002. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.66.016213. Full Text

Socolar, J. E. S., et al. “Directed force chain networks and stress response in static granular materials..” The European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter, vol. 7, no. 4, Apr. 2002, pp. 353–70. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epje/i2002-10011-7. Full Text

Harrington, I., and J. E. Socolar. “Limitation on stabilizing plane waves via time-delay feedback..” Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 64, no. 5 Pt 2, Nov. 2001. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.64.056206. Full Text

Socolar, J. E., et al. “Evolution in a spatially structured population subject to rare epidemics..” Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 63, no. 4 Pt 1, Apr. 2001. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.63.041908. Full Text

Bleich, M. E., and J. E. S. Socolar. “Delayed feedback control of a paced excitable oscillator.” International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Applied Sciences and Engineering, vol. 10, no. 3, Jan. 2000, pp. 603–09. Scopus, doi:10.1142/S0218127400000414. Full Text

Richards, S. A., et al. “Selection for intermediate mortality and reproduction rates in a spatially structured population..” Proceedings. Biological Sciences, vol. 266, no. 1436, Dec. 1999, pp. 2383–88. Epmc, doi:10.1098/rspb.1999.0935. Full Text

Sexton, M. G., et al. “Force distribution in a scalar model for noncohesive granular material..” Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, vol. 60, no. 2 Pt B, Aug. 1999, pp. 1999–2008. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.60.1999. Full Text

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