# Richard G. Palmer

## Professor Emeritus of Physics

### Overview

Professor Richard G. Palmer is currently working on theories of statistical mechanics. He is interested in the application and development of statistical physics methods for many types of complex systems, including glasses and spin glasses, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and economic markets. The long-term goal of his work is to establish firm theoretical foundations for understanding the emergence of structure, complexity, and computational ability in driven systems of interacting adaptive components. He is also author of two books on the theory of neural networks and on the theory of extinction.

### Selected Grants

(96-0672) Models for Learning, Memory and Interference awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 1990 to 2002

(91-0856) Models for Learning, Memory, & Inference awarded by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (Co-Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1995

(94-1023) Models for Learning, Memory and Inference awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1995

(91-0711) Neural Network Models of Temporal Learning awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1993

Hertz, J, Krogh, A, and Palmer, RG. *Introduction to the Theory of Neural Computation(Published online).*: CRC Press,.
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Anderson, PW. "The Economy as an Evolving Complex System(Published online).": CRC Press.. Full Text

Dragoi, V, Staddon, JER, Palmer, RG, and Buhusi, CV. "Interval Timing as an Emergent Learning Property." *Psychological Review* 110.1 (2003): 126-144.
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LeBaron, B, Arthur, WB, and Palmer, R. "Time series properties of an artificial stock market." *Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control* 23.9-10 (September 1999): 1487-1516.
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PALMER, RG, and ADLER, JOAN. "GROUND STATES FOR LARGE SAMPLES OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL ISING SPIN GLASSES." *International Journal of Modern Physics C* 10.04 (June 1999): 667-675.
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Palmer, RG, Arthur, WB, Holland, JH, and LeBaron, B. "An Artificial Stock Market." *Artificial Life and Robotics* 3 (1999). (Academic Article)

Newman, MEJ, and Palmer, RG. "Error estimation in the histogram Monte Carlo method." *Journal of Statistical Physics* 97.5-6 (1999): 1011-1026.

Staddon, JE, Davis, DG, Machado, A, and Palmer, RG. "Cumulative effects model: a response to Williams (1994)." *Psychological review* 101.4 (October 1994): 708-710.
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Palmer, RG, Brian Arthur, W, Holland, JH, LeBaron, B, and Tayler, P. "Artificial economic life: a simple model of a stockmarket." *Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena* 75.1-3 (August 1994): 264-274.
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Rust, J, Miller, JH, and Palmer, R. "Characterizing effective trading strategies." *Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control* 18.1 (January 1994): 61-96.
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Davis, DG, Staddon, JE, Machado, A, and Palmer, RG. "The process of recurrent choice." *Psychol Rev* 100.2 (April 1993): 320-341.

Ajay, , and Palmer, RG. "Simulation of a toy model with constrained dynamics." *Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General* 23.11 (June 7, 1990): 2139-2145.
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