Richard G. Palmer
Professor Emeritus of Physics
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.
Gould, H., et al. “Asymptotic form of the mean spherical approximation for the internal energy of the classical one-component plasma.” Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 21, no. 1, July 1979, pp. 55–64. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF01011481. Full Text
Anderson, P. W., et al. “Comment on "The third law of thermodynamics and the theory of spin glasses" by E.P. Wohlfarth.” Physics Letters A, vol. 62, no. 6, Sept. 1977. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0375-9601(77)90693-4. Full Text
Anderson, P. W., et al. “Positively charged isospin wave softening and proton lattice in neutron stars.” Lettere Al Nuovo Cimento, vol. 12, no. 6, Feb. 1975, pp. 165–70. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF02785970. Full Text
Palmer, R. G., and P. W. Anderson. “Corresponding-states approach to nuclear and neutron-star matter.” Physical Review D, vol. 9, no. 12, Jan. 1974, pp. 3281–91. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.9.3281. Full Text
Palmer, R. G., and J. D. Weeks. “Exact solution of the mean spherical model for charged hard spheres in a uniform neutralizing background.” The Journal of Chemical Physics, Jan. 1973, pp. 4171–74. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.1678973. Full Text