# 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)

Socolar, JES. "Weak matching rules for quasicrystals." *Communications in Mathematical Physics* 129.3 (1990): 599-619.
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Socolar, JE. "Simple octagonal and dodecagonal quasicrystals." *Phys Rev B Condens Matter* 39.15 (May 15, 1989): 10519-10551.

Onoda, G, Steinhardt, PJ, DiVincenzo, D, and Socolar, JE. "Onoda etal. reply." *Phys Rev Lett* 62.10 (March 6, 1989): 1210-.
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Onoda, GY, Steinhardt, PJ, DiVincenzo, DP, and Socolar, JE. "Growing perfect quasicrystals." *Phys Rev Lett* 60.25 (June 20, 1988): 2653-2656.
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Socolar, JE, and Wright, DC. "Explanation of peak shapes observed in diffraction from icosahedral quasicrystals." *Phys Rev Lett* 59.2 (July 13, 1987): 221-224.
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Lubensky, TC, Socolar, JE, Steinhardt, PJ, Bancel, PA, and Heiney, AP. "Distortion and peak broadening in quasicrystal diffraction patterns." *Phys Rev Lett* 57.12 (September 22, 1986): 1440-1443.
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Socolar, JE, Lubensky, TC, and Steinhardt, PJ. "Phonons, phasons, and dislocations in quasicrystals." *Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter* 34.5 (September 1986): 3345-3360.
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Socolar, JE, and Steinhardt, PJ. "Quasicrystals. II. Unit-cell configurations." *Phys Rev B Condens Matter* 34.2 (July 15, 1986): 617-647.

Socolar, JES. "Phason Strain in Quasicrystals." *Journal de Physique* C3 (1986): 217-227. (Academic Article)

Socolar, JE, Steinhardt, PJ, and Levine, D. "Quasicrystals with arbitrary orientational symmetry." *Phys Rev B Condens Matter* 32.8 (October 15, 1985): 5547-5550.