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Sidney Redner

Sidney Redner

email -- redner at bu dot edu, Office Phone: (617) 353-2618; Fax: -9393
Office: Room 321, Boston University Physics Department, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215


Sidney Redner

Professional Background

A.B. in Physics, 1972, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Ph.D. in Physics, 1977, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Postdoctoral Fellow 1977-78, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Professor in the Boston University Physics Department, member of the Center for BioDynamics, the Center for Polymer Studies, and external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute. Visiting Scientist & Consultant, Schlumberger-Doll Research, 1984-86. Ulam Scholar at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2004-05. Visiting Professor at Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France in 2008. Associate editor for the Journal of Statistical Physics, and an editorial board member for the Journal of Informetrics. Past editorial board member of Journal of Physics A, the American Journal of Physics, and the Journal of Statistical Mechanics. Research interests in non-equilibrium statistical physics, chemical kinetics, diffusion processes, complex networks, and social dynamics. Click on the images in the gallery below for more details about various projects.

A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics by P. L. Krapivsky, S. Redner, and E. Ben Naim (Cambridge University Press, 2010), a graduate text on non-equilibrium statistical physics. Table of contents and preface. Current errata list (updated July 8, 2013). If you find additional errors, please let one of the authors know.

A Guide to First-Passage Processes by S. Redner (Cambridge University Press, 2001), a monograph on first-passage processes and their applications. Table of contents and preface. Current errata list (updated August 20, 2014). If you find additional errors, please let me know.

My one-page CV.   Publications (last addition/update: May 8, 2015).   Slides from selected talks (Last addition: Jan. 7, 2015).    Past and Current Ph.D. students.

TEACHING:     PY 195 Course Website (Fall 2013)     PY 482 Course Website (Spring 2013)     PY 542 Course Website (Fall 2011)      PY 211 Lecture Notes (Spring 2006)

Research Projects: (mouse over images for a description; click on hyperlinked images for details)