Robert Jack

Professor of Statistical Mechanics (Chemistry / DAMTP)
Fellow of Emmanuel College

Email: rlj22 AT cam.ac.uk

Links to: publications; some useful people.


News...

Nov-2022: Paper on local structure in glasses appears in JCP.
Nov-2022: Paper on two-species exclusion processes accepted by J Stat Phys.
Nov-2022: Congratulations to Paul on passing his viva!
Nov-2022: Paper on fluctuations in 1d systems accepted in PRE.
Oct-2022: Paper on an active lattice gas accepted in J Stat Mech.
Oct-2022: Preprint on random field Ising model appears on arXiv.


Research directions
  • How fast do complex systems change? Why do some fluids (like water) flow quickly while others (like honey) flow very slowly? How can biological systems build nano-scale ordered structures so quickly and reliably?

  • What statistical methods can we use to describe change in physical systems? In particular, what happens when motion takes place by localised rare events (cage hopping, avalanches, earthquakes...)?


Research group:
Current:
Kristian Thijssen (chemistry); Paul Rohrbach (damtp); Liheng Yao (damtp); Honghao Yu (chemistry); Calum Brown (damtp); Ellery Gopaoco (part iii chemistry).
Co-supervised:
James Mason (with Maria Bruna); Yann-Edwin Keta (with Ludovic Berthier); Janik Schuettler (with Mike Cates).

Recent (and some not-so-recent):
Dr. Hideki Kobayashi; Dr. Jules Guioth; Dr. Chris Fullerton; Dr. Daphne Klotsa; Dr. Jakub Dolezal; Dr. Marcus Kaiser; Dr. Tobias Brewer; Dr. Lester Hedges; Dr. James Grant; Dr. Clement Law; Dr. Ian Thompson; Jimin Li; Ed Wastell; Dr. Jeremy O'Byrne; Ian Wu; Greg Wood; Sophie Bennett.


Links to...
RLJ @ DAMTP
RLJ @ Cambridge chemistry
... DAMTP home


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