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