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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

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Career

  • 2022-: Professor of Statistical Mechanics (DAMTP / Chemistry), University of Cambridge
  • 2018-: Fellow, Emmanuel College
  • 2017-2022: Interdisciplinary Lecturer (DAMTP / Chemistry), University of Cambridge
  • 2008-2017: Lecturer / Reader, University of Bath
  • 2006-2008: Postdoc, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
  • 2004-2006: Postdoc, Theoretical Physics, Oxford University
  • 2000-2004: PhD, Physics, Imperial College London

Research

Statistical Mechanics of Soft Matter, combining ideas and methods from mathematics, physics and chemistry.

 

 

Publications

Dimensionality reduction of local structure in glassy binary mixtures
D Coslovich, RL Jack, J Paret
– The Journal of Chemical Physics
(2022)
157,
204503
Multilevel simulation of hard-sphere mixtures.
PB Rohrbach, H Kobayashi, R Scheichl, NB Wilding, RL Jack
– The Journal of chemical physics
(2022)
157,
124109
Perpendicular and parallel phase separation in two-species driven diffusive lattice gases
H Yu, K Thijssen, RL Jack
– Phys Rev E
(2022)
106,
024129
Mechanical analysis of a dynamical phase transition for particles in a channel
J Dolezal, RL Jack
– Physical Review Research
(2022)
4,
033134
Disordered Collective Motion in Dense Assemblies of Persistent Particles
Y-E Keta, RL Jack, L Berthier
– Phys Rev Lett
(2022)
129,
048002
Direct imaging of contacts and forces in colloidal gels
J Dong, F Turci, RL Jack, MA Faers, CP Royall
– Journal of Chemical Physics
(2022)
156,
214907
Rectification in a mixture of active and passive particles subject to a ratchet potential
JF Derivaux, RL Jack, ME Cates
– Journal of Statistical Mechanics Theory and Experiment
(2022)
2022,
043203
Tracer dynamics in one dimensional gases of active or passive particles
T Banerjee, RL Jack, ME Cates
– Journal of Statistical Mechanics Theory and Experiment
(2022)
2022,
013209
Cycle counts and affinities in stochastic models of nonequilibrium systems
P Pietzonka, J Guioth, RL Jack
– Physical Review E
(2021)
104,
064137
Bayesian inference across multiple models suggests a strong increase in lethality of COVID-19 in late 2020 in the UK.
P Pietzonka, E Brorson, W Bankes, ME Cates, RL Jack, R Adhikari
– PLoS ONE
(2021)
16,
e0258968
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Research Group

Soft Matter

Room

G1.01

Telephone

01223 760431