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Problems in condensed-matter theory, phase transitions, statistical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics including:

  • Spatiotemporal chaos in extended, deterministic dynamical systems such as the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky and Complex-Ginzburg-Landau equations, models for cardiac arrhythmias, and fluid, magnetohydrodynamic, and passive-scalar turbulence.
  • Complex Fluids: Microemulsion, micellar, lamellar, and sponge phases in oil-water-surfactant mixtures and bilayer systems, and living polymers.
  • Nonequilibrium statistical steady states in driven, many-body systems.
  • The theory of interacting bosons in disordered environments.
  • The statistical mechanics of systems with surfaces, interfaces, and membranes.
  • Correlated electron systems such as the colossal magnetoresistance manganites.