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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

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
How do Cicadas Emerge Together? Thermophysical Aspects of Their Collective Decision-Making
R Goldstein, R Jack, A Pesci
(2023)
Tricritical Behavior in Dynamical Phase Transitions.
T Agranov, ME Cates, RL Jack
– Physical Review Letters
(2023)
131,
017102
Intermittent relaxation and avalanches in extremely persistent active matter.
Y-E Keta, R Mandal, P Sollich, RL Jack, L Berthier
– Soft Matter
(2023)
19,
3871
Thermal vestiges of avalanches in the driven random field Ising model
L Yao, RL Jack
– Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
(2023)
2023,
023303
Macroscopic behaviour in a two-species exclusion process via the method of matched asymptotics
J Mason, RL Jack, M Bruna
– Journal of Statistical Physics
(2023)
190,
47
Entropy production and its large deviations in an active lattice gas
T Agranov, ME Cates, RL Jack
– Journal of Statistical Mechanics Theory and Experiment
(2022)
2022,
123201
Role of initial conditions in $1D$ diffusive systems: compressibility, hyperuniformity and long-term memory
T Banerjee, RL Jack, ME Cates
– Physical Review E
(2022)
106,
l062101
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Research Interest Group

Telephone number

01223 763865

Email address

rlj22@cam.ac.uk