Richard G. Palmer
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience (Secondary)
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.
Stein, D. L., et al. “Escape over a fluctuating barrier: The white noise limit.” Journal of Physics A: General Physics, vol. 23, no. 5, Dec. 1990. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0305-4470/23/5/004. Full Text
Hansen, G. E., and R. G. Palmer. “Compact nuclear-power source critical experiments and analysis.” Nuclear Science and Engineering, vol. 103, no. 3, Nov. 1989, pp. 237–46.
Adler, J., et al. “Transmission of order in some unusual dilute systems.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 58, no. 9, Jan. 1987, pp. 882–85. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.58.882. Full Text
PALMER, R. G. “Parallels and Contrasts between Glass and Spin Glass.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 484, no. 1, Jan. 1986, pp. 109–20. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1986.tb49566.x. Full Text
Palmer, R. G., et al. “Erratum: Models of hierarchically constrained dynamics for glassy relaxation (Physical Review Letters (1985) 54,17 (1965)).” Physical Review Letters, vol. 54, no. 17, Dec. 1985, p. 1965. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.54.1965. Full Text
Palmer, R. G., and F. T. Bantilan. “High-temperature expansion for a diluted spin-glass model.” Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, vol. 18, no. 1, Dec. 1985, pp. 171–80. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0022-3719/18/1/021. Full Text
Palmer, R. G., and H. L. Frisch. “Low-and high-dimension limits of a phase separation model.” Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 38, no. 5–6, Mar. 1985, pp. 867–72. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF01010420. Full Text