Richard G. Palmer

Richard G. Palmer

Professor Emeritus of Physics

Office Location: 
091 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2559

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge (UK) 1973

Bantilan, F. T., and R. G. Palmer. “Magnetic properties of a model spin glass and the failure of linear response theory.” Journal of Physics F: Metal Physics, vol. 11, no. 1, Dec. 1981, pp. 261–66. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0305-4608/11/1/026. Full Text

Palmer, R. G. “Shielding optimization studies for a space reactor system.” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, vol. 39, 1981, pp. 764–65.

Palmer, R. G. “Application of coupled reactor theory to explain reactivity slumping effects in heterogeneous lmfbrs.” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, vol. 38, no. JUN, 1981, pp. 415–16.

Kolan, A. J., and R. G. Palmer. “Distribution of frustrated plaquettes in the random bond square lattice.” Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, vol. 13, no. 23, Dec. 1980. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0022-3719/13/23/002. Full Text

Palmer, R. G. “Charged hard sphere results for the one-component plasma.” The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 73, no. 4, Jan. 1980, pp. 2009–10. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.440295. Full Text

PALMER, R. G. “INFORMATION, ORDER, AND DEGENERACY IN RANDOM-SYSTEMS.” Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 25, no. 3, AMER INST PHYSICS, Jan. 1980, pp. 349–349.

BANTILAN, F. T., and R. G. PALMER. “ZERO-TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES OF INFINITE-RANGE ISING SPIN-GLASS MODELS.” Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 25, no. 3, AMER INST PHYSICS, Jan. 1980, pp. 206–206.

KOLAN, A. J., and R. G. PALMER. “DISTRIBUTION OF FRUSTRATED PLAQUETTES FOR THE RANDOM 2D ISING-MODEL.” Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 25, no. 3, AMER INST PHYSICS, Jan. 1980, pp. 206–206.

Van Hemmen, J. L., and R. G. Palmer. “The replica method and solvable spin glass model.” Journal of Physics A: General Physics, vol. 12, no. 4, Dec. 1979, pp. 563–80. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0305-4470/12/4/016. Full Text

Palmer, R. G., and C. M. Pond. “Internal field distributions in model spin glasses.” Journal of Physics F: Metal Physics, vol. 9, no. 7, Dec. 1979, pp. 1451–59. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0305-4608/9/7/024. Full Text

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