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Faculty of Mathematics

 

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Career

  • 2022-: Professor of Statistical Mechanics (DAMTP / Chemistry), University of Cambridge
  • 2018-: Fellow, Emmanuel College
  • 2017-2022: Interdisciplinary Lecturer (DAMTP / Chemistry), University of Cambridge
  • 2008-2017: Lecturer / Reader, University of Bath
  • 2006-2008: Postdoc, College of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
  • 2004-2006: Postdoc, Theoretical Physics, Oxford University
  • 2000-2004: PhD, Physics, Imperial College London

Research

Statistical Mechanics of Soft Matter, combining ideas and methods from mathematics, physics and chemistry.

 

 

Publications

How do cicadas emerge together? Thermophysical aspects of their collective decision-making
RE Goldstein, RL Jack, AI Pesci
– Physical Review E
(2024)
109,
l022401
Heterogeneous nucleation in the random field Ising model
L Yao, RL Jack
– Journal of Chemical Physics
(2023)
159,
244110
Exact hydrodynamics and onset of phase separation for an active exclusion process
J Mason, C Erignoux, RL Jack, M Bruna
– Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
(2023)
479,
20230524
Necking and failure of a particulate gel strand: signatures of yielding on different length scales.
K Thijssen, TB Liverpool, CP Royall, RL Jack
– Soft matter
(2023)
19,
7412
Active-passive mixtures with bulk loading: a minimal active engine in one dimension
JF Derivaux, RL Jack, ME Cates
– Journal of Statistical Mechanics Theory and Experiment
(2023)
2023,
083212
How do Cicadas Emerge Together? Thermophysical Aspects of Their Collective Decision-Making
R Goldstein, R Jack, A Pesci
(2023)
Tricritical Behavior in Dynamical Phase Transitions.
T Agranov, ME Cates, RL Jack
– Phys Rev Lett
(2023)
131,
017102
Intermittent relaxation and avalanches in extremely persistent active matter
Y-E Keta, R Mandal, P Sollich, RL Jack, L Berthier
– Soft Matter
(2023)
19,
3871
Thermal vestiges of avalanches in the driven random field Ising model
L Yao, RL Jack
– Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
(2023)
2023,
023303
Macroscopic Behaviour in a Two-Species Exclusion Process Via the Method of Matched Asymptotics
J Mason, RL Jack, M Bruna
– Journal of Statistical Physics
(2023)
190,
47
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Research Group

Soft Matter

Room

G1.01

Telephone

01223 760431