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)

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

Socolar, J. E. S. “Average stresses and force fluctuations in noncohesive granular materials.” Physical Review E, vol. 57, no. 3, AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC, Mar. 1998, pp. 3204–15. Wos, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.57.3204. Full Text

Egolf, D. A., and J. E. S. Socolar. “Failure of linear control in noisy coupled map lattices.” Physical Review E  Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, vol. 57, no. 5, Jan. 1998, pp. 5271–75. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.57.5271. Full Text

Socolar, J. E. S., and D. J. Gauthier. “Analysis and comparison of multiple-delay schemes for controlling unstable fixed points of discrete maps.” Physical Review E  Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, vol. 57, no. 6, Jan. 1998, pp. 6589–95. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.57.6589. Full Text

Gauthier, D. J., and J. E. S. Socolar. “Comment on “Dynamic Control of Cardiac Alternans”.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 79, no. 24, Dec. 1997, p. 4938. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.4938. Full Text

Sukow, David W., et al. “Controlling chaos in a fast diode resonator using extended time-delay autosynchronization: Experimental observations and theoretical analysis.Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.), vol. 7, no. 4, Dec. 1997, pp. 560–76. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.166256. Full Text

Bleich, M. E., et al. “Controlling extended systems with spatially filtered, time-delayed feedback.” Physical Review E  Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, vol. 55, no. 3, Jan. 1997, pp. 2119–26. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.55.2119. Full Text

Bleich, M. E., and J. E. S. Socolar. “Stability of periodic orbits controlled by time-delay feedback.” Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, vol. 210, no. 1–2, Jan. 1996, pp. 87–94. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0375-9601(95)00827-6. Full Text

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