The Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Physics research group focuses on both fundamental and applied problems involving interacting many body systems. The systems of interest are typically the ones involving strongly nonlinear forces between the entities.

Current work covers a range of problems, including:

- Interacting systems of solitary, unstable nonlinear and acoustic
waves in granular, nonlinear spring-mass

and magnetic systems, emergence of quasi-equilibrium
states, and eventual equipartitioning of energy

- Explorations of rogue fluctuations

- Crater formation on granular beds

- Atomistic simulations of nanoscale fluids and of filtration

- Study of sociophysical systems such as primate societies, battles
and terrorist attacks

- Impact dispersion and energy harvesting

6/12/17

Professor **Surajit
Sen**'s group unravels a Long-held Fermi Puzzle
Tied to Nonlinear Systems. He discusses the implications in
the ScienceNewsline.

**Surajit
Sen **– Non-linear Dynamics and Non-equilibrium
Statistical Physics (research page)

- Visiting faculty – Luis P. S. Machado, Univ Fed Pará, Brazil
- PhD candidates – Rahul Kashyap, Michelle Przedborski (Brock Univ), Kevin VanSlyke, Alexandra Westley

- PHY 519, 520: Statistical Mechanics I and II

See where our alumni of the past ten years work now.