Statistical Physics

Statistical & Thermal Physics
  • Theory: Pattern formation in nonlinear, non-equilibrium systems. Kinetics of first order phase transitions focusing on crystallization of globular proteins. Cell-cell communication via calcium oscillations (KimGunton). Solvation models; water nanoscale complexes (Rotkin).
  • Experiment: Intrinsic fluctuations in fluids under external forcing, such as Brownian motion; chaotic transitions; light scattering from fractals; 1/f-dynamics of granular avalanches (Kim). Near-field Kapitza conductance (Rotkin).