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Joshua Socolar

Professor of Physics
Box 90305, 107 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708-0305
096 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708


Prof. Socolar is interested in collective behavior in condensed matter and dynamical systems. His current research interests include:
  • Limit-periodic structures, quasicrystals, packing problems, and tiling theory;
  • Self-assembly and phases of designed colloidal particles;
  • Shear jamming and stick-slip behavior in dry granular materials;
  • Organization and dynamics of complex networks;
  • Topological elasticity of mechanical lattices.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Physics · 2011 - Present Physics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Pennsylvania · 1987 Ph.D.
Haverford College · 1980 B.A.