Richard G. Palmer

Professor Emeritus

Office: 
091 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
90305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2559
Fax: 
(919) 660-2525

Details

Ground states for large samples of two-dimensional Ising spin glasses
International Journal of Modern Physics C (1999)

Error estimation in the histogram Monte Carlo method
Journal of Statistical Physics (1999)

Characterizing effective trading strategies. Insights from a computerized double auction tournament
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (1994)

Artificial economic life: a simple model of a stockmarket
Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena (1994)

Simulation of a toy model with constrained dynamics
Journal Of Physics A-mathematical And General (1990)

Simulation of a toy model with constrained dynamics
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General (1990)

Escape over a fluctuating barrier - the white noise limit
Journal Of Physics A-mathematical And General (1990)

ESCAPE OVER A FLUCTUATING BARRIER - THE WHITE NOISE LIMIT
JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A-MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL (1990)

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:
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