Professor of Physics
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.
Socolar, J. E., and D. C. Wright. “Explanation of peak shapes observed in diffraction from icosahedral quasicrystals.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 59, no. 2, July 1987, pp. 221–24. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.59.221. Full Text
Socolar, J. E., et al. “Phonons, phasons, and dislocations in quasicrystals.” Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter, vol. 34, no. 5, Sept. 1986, pp. 3345–60. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevb.34.3345. Full Text
Lubensky, T. C., et al. “Distortion and peak broadening in quasicrystal diffraction patterns.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 57, no. 12, Sept. 1986, pp. 1440–43. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.57.1440. Full Text
Socolar, J. E., and P. J. Steinhardt. “Quasicrystals. II. Unit-cell configurations.” Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter, vol. 34, no. 2, July 1986, pp. 617–47. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevb.34.617. Full Text
Socolar, J. E., et al. “Quasicrystals with arbitrary orientational symmetry.” Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter, vol. 32, no. 8, Oct. 1985, pp. 5547–50. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevb.32.5547. Full Text
Mele, E. J., and J. Socolar. “Numerical integration of the time evolution operator: Excited‐state dynamics in conjugated molecules.” International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, vol. 26, no. 18 S, Jan. 1984, pp. 347–58. Scopus, doi:10.1002/qua.560260832. Full Text
Gollub, J. P., et al. “Trajectory divergence for coupled relaxation oscillators: Measurements and models.” Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 23, no. 3, Sept. 1980, pp. 321–33. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF01011372. Full Text
Socolar, Joshua. “Intruder in a two-dimensional granular system: Effects of dynamic and static basal friction on stick-slip and clogging dynamics.” Physical Review E, American Physical Society.