Eli Ben-Naim

Welcome! I am a theoretical physicist. For over two decades now, I have been studying kinetics of stochastic processes. My research spans a spectrum of problems from compaction of granular materials to interactions between massive earthquakes to competitiveness in sports leagues. I use mathematics and computers to understand statistical physics of time dependent phenomena in all sorts of problems, with one goal: finding interesting new behaviors.

I serve as the deputy group leader of the Physics of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems Group and am an affiliate of the Center of Nonlinear Studies, both at the Theoretical Division in Los Alamos National Laboratory. I have served on the editorial boards of Physical Review E, Journal of Physics A, Journal of Statsitical Mechanics, and European Journal of Physics B.

I serve as the editor of Physical Review E

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textbook: A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics [contents, errata]
P.L. Krapivsky, S. Redner, and E. Ben-Naim
Cambridge University Press, 2010

recent preprint: Fragmentation of Random Trees
recent publication: Slow Kinetics of Brownian Maxima
recent publication: Persistence of Random Walk Records
recent publication: Scaling Exponent for Incremental Records
recent publication: First Passage in Conical Geometry and Ordering of Brownian Particles
recent publication: Recurrence Statistics of Great Earthquakes
recent publication: Statistics of Superior Records
recent publication: Randomness in Competitions
recent publication: Discrete Analog of the Burgers Equation
recent publication: Scaling Behavior of Threshold Epidemics

recent talk: Sports Leagues and Competitive Societies
recent talk: Extreme Statistics of Extreme Values
recent talk: Kinetics of Brownian Maxima
recent talk: Nontrivial Exponents in Record Statistics
recent talk: Scaling Laws for First-Passage Exponents
recent talk: Dynamics of Random Graphs with Bounded Degrees




Research · Statistical Physics · Nonlinear Dynamics · Random Processes · Complex Systems

Soft Matter · Granular Matter · Polymers · Surface Growth
Transport Processes · Granular Flow · Traffic Flow
Nonequilibrium Dynamics · Spin Systems · Coarsening · Reactions
Irreversible Processes · Aggregation · Fragmentation · Adsorption
Random Processes · Random Walks · Random Structures · Random Series
Extreme Values · First Passage · Records ·
Mathematical Biology · Infectious Diseases · Evolutionary Trees
Social Dynamics · Social Dynamics · Opinion Dynamics · Game Dynamics

| Affiliation | Physics of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems | Center for Nonlinear Studies | Theoretical Division | Los Alamos National Laboratory |
| Contact | Phone (505) 667-9471 | Group Office (505) 667-2897 | Fax (505) 665-3003 |
| Editorial Contact | Physical Review E | American Physical Society, Editorial Office | 1 Research Road, Ridge NY 11961 | email: pre@aps.org |