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Department of Chemistry

 

I am an Interdisciplinary Lecturer with a joint appointment between the Dept of Chemistry and DAMTP.  My research involves themes 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

Giant leaps and long excursions: Fluctuation mechanisms in systems with long-range memory
RL Jack, RJ Harris
– Phys Rev E
(2020)
102,
012154
Dynamical phase coexistence in the Fredrickson-Andersen model
RL Jack, T Nemoto, V Lecomte
– Journal of Statistical Mechanics Theory and Experiment
(2020)
2020,
053204
Assessing the structural heterogeneity of supercooled liquids through community inference.
J Paret, RL Jack, D Coslovich
– Journal of Chemical Physics
(2020)
152,
144502
Ergodicity and large deviations in physical systems with stochastic dynamics
RL Jack
– European Physical Journal B
(2020)
93,
74
Large deviations and optimal control forces for hard particles in one dimension
J Dolezal, RL Jack
– Journal of Statistical Mechanics Theory and Experiment
(2019)
2019,
123208
Correction of coarse-graining errors by a two-level method: Application to the Asakura-Oosawa model.
H Kobayashi, PB Rohrbach, R Scheichl, NB Wilding, RL Jack
– J Chem Phys
(2019)
151,
144108
Accelerated relaxation and suppressed dynamic heterogeneity in a kinetically constrained (East) model with swaps
R Gutiérrez, JP Garrahan, RL Jack
– Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
(2019)
2019,
094006
A variational structure for interacting particle systems and their hydrodynamic scaling limits
M Kaiser, RL Jack, J Zimmer
– Communications in Mathematical Sciences
(2019)
17,
739
Large deviations in models of growing clusters with symmetry-breaking transitions
RL Jack
– Physical Review E
(2019)
100,
012140
Unraveling the Large Deviation Statistics of Markovian Open Quantum Systems
F Carollo, RL Jack, JP Garrahan
– Physical Review Letters
(2019)
122,
130605
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Research Interest Group

Telephone number

01223 763865

Email address

rlj22@cam.ac.uk