Richard G. Palmer

Professor Emeritus

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Upper and Lower Bounds on Spin-Glass Ground State Energies

Modeling Extinction

Interval Timing As An Emergent Learning Property
Psychological Review (2002)

Error Estimation in the Histogram Monte Carlo Method
J. Stat. Phys. (1999)

Ground states for Large Samples of Two-Dimensional Ising Spin Glasses
Intl J. Mod. Phys. C (1999)

Time Series Properties of an Artificial Stock Market
J. Econ. Dynamics and Control (1999)

An Artificial Stock Market
Artificial Life and Robotics (1999)

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)

Compact nuclear-power source critical experiments and analysis
Nuclear Science And Engineering (1989)

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