Richard G. Palmer

Professor Emeritus

091 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
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Mean exit times over fluctuating barriers
Physics Letters A (1989)

Nature of the glass-transition
Physical Review B (1988)

Transmission of order in some unusual dilute systems
Physical Review Letters (1987)

High-temperature expansion for a diluted spin-glass model
Journal Of Physics C-solid State Physics (1985)

Models of hierarchically constrained dynamics for glassy relaxation - reply
Physical Review Letters (1985)

Low-frequency relaxation in ising spin-glasses
Physical Review Letters (1985)

Low-dimension and high-dimension limits of a phase-separation model
Journal Of Statistical Physics (1985)

Physical Review Letters (1985)

Models of hierarchically constrained dynamics for glassy relaxation
Physical Review Letters (1984)

Broken ergodicity in spin-glasses
Lecture Notes In Physics (1983)

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.

Theoretical Physics - Cambridge Univ
Ph.D. - University of Cambridge (UK)
1986 Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
1986 Guggenheim Fellowship
1980 Duke Endowment Award for Excellence in Teaching, Duke
1979 Alfred P Sloan Fellowship
1971 Lord Kelvin Research Fellowship, Peterhouse, Cambridge Univ