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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

 

Professor of Statistical Mechanics

My research group includes people in the Dept of Chemistry and in the Dept of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP).  We investigate questions from physics, chemistry and mathematics, using the theory of statistical mechanics to understand the behaviour of complex systems including biomolecules, glassy liquids, and soft matter.  I am particularly interested in co-operative dynamics: for example, how do molecules move in crowded environments?  What are the co-operative mechanisms for colloidal self-assembly, and the folding of biomolecules?

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Publications

Emerging Mesoscale Flows and Chaotic Advection in Dense Active Matter
Y-E Keta, JU Klamser, RL Jack, L Berthier
– Physical Review Letters
(2024)
132,
218301
Thermodynamically consistent flocking: From discontinuous to continuous transitions
T Agranov, RL Jack, ME Cates, E Fodor
– New Journal of Physics
(2024)
26,
063006
Unraveling metastable Markovian open quantum systems
CA Brown, K Macieszczak, RL Jack
– Physical Review A
(2024)
109,
022244
Partial and complete wetting of droplets of active Brownian particles.
F Turci, RL Jack, NB Wilding
– Soft Matter
(2024)
20,
2060
Competition between lanes and transient jammed clusters in driven binary mixtures
H Yu, RL Jack
– Physical review. E
(2024)
109,
024123
How do cicadas emerge together? Thermophysical aspects of their collective decision-making.
RE Goldstein, RL Jack, AI Pesci
– Physical Review E
(2024)
109,
l022401
Heterogeneous nucleation in the random field Ising model
L Yao, RL Jack
– The Journal of chemical physics
(2023)
159,
244110
Exact hydrodynamics and onset of phase separation for an active exclusion process
J Mason, C Erignoux, RL Jack, M Bruna
– Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
(2023)
479,
20230524
Necking and failure of a particulate gel strand: signatures of yielding on different length scales.
K Thijssen, TB Liverpool, CP Royall, RL Jack
– Soft Matter
(2023)
19,
7412
Active–passive mixtures with bulk loading: a minimal active engine in one dimension
JF Derivaux, RL Jack, ME Cates
– Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
(2023)
2023,
083212
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Research Interest Group

Telephone number

01223 763865

Email address

rlj22@cam.ac.uk