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Robert Hosken
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LOCATION: Redondo Beach, CA
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Theoretical Physicist who is passionate about performing statistical mechanics research. My love of statistical mechanics started when I took Leo Kadanoff's statistical mechanics course in graduate school. Thermodynamics depends on statistical mechanics for its input. For the last decade all of my theoretical physics research has been in this field.

I use Wolfram Mathematica every day for analysis and simulations. Custom- built computers are dedicated to this research.

The physical principles I explore relate to:

  • Equilibrium Thermodynamics: Partition Function, Entropy, Energy, Specific Heat, and critical temperature
  • Density of states of the microstates per macrostate
  • The network of microstates in a particular macrostate

The individual disciplines I regularly employ in my physics research include the applied mathematics:

  • Probability and Combinatorics
  • Generating Functions (Probability generating function and moment generating function)
  • Fourier and Laplace Transforms
  • Exact and probabilistic physics simulations
  • Network Theory (which mathematicians call Graph Theory)
  • Linear Algebra
  • Descriptive Statistics