James P. Sethna, Publications, and Doctoral Students

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Publications

Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity

Oxford University Press, 2006. Available also at Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble.

210. SRF Theory Developments from the Center for Bright Beams, Danilo B. Liarte, Tomas Arias, Daniel L. Hall, Matthias Liepe, James P. Sethna, Nathan Sitaraman, Alden Pack, Mark K. Transtrum (submitted).

209. Finding stability domains and escape rates in kicked Hamiltonians, Archishman Raju, Sayan Choudhury, David L. Rubin, Amie Wilkinson, James P. Sethna (submitted).

208. Essential Singularities in Universal Scaling Functions at the Ising Coexistence Line, Jaron Kent-Dobias and James P. Sethna (submitted).

207. Impact of Trapped Magnetic Flux and Thermal Gradients on the Performance of Nb3Sn Cavities, D.L. Hall, D.B. Liarte, M. Liepe and J.P. Sethna, 8th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf.(IPAC'17), Copenhagen, Denmark, (2017).

206. Quench Studies in Single-Cell Nb3Sn Cavities Coated Using Vapour Diffusion, D.L. Hall, P. Cueva, D.B. Liarte, M. Liepe, J.T. Maniscalco, D.A. Muller, R.D. Porter, and J.P. Sethna, 8th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf.(IPAC'17), Copenhagen, Denmark, (2017).

205. Renormalization group and normal form theory, Archishman Raju, Colin B. Clement, Lorien X. Hayden, Jaron P. Kent-Dobias, Danilo B. Liarte, D. Zeb Rocklin and James P. Sethna (submitted).

204. Jeffrey's prior sampling of deep sigmoidal networks, Lorien X. Hayden, Alexander A. Alemi, Paul H. Ginsparg, and James P. Sethna, (submitted).

203. Using Sloppy Models for Constrained Emittance Minimization at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), William F. Bergan, Adam C. Bartnik, Ivan V. Bazarov, He He, David L. Rubin, and James P. Sethna, (submitted).

202. Light Microscopy at Maximal Precision, Matthew Bierbaum, Brian D. Leahy, Alexander A. Alemi, Itai Cohen, and James P. Sethna, (submitted).

201. Minimization of emittance at the Cornell electron storage ring with sloppy models, W. F. Bergan, A. C. Bartnik, I. V. Bazarov, H. He, D. L. Rubin, James P. Sethna, North American Particle Accelerator Conf.(NAPAC'16), Chicago, IL, USA, 402-404, JACOW, Geneva, Switzerland, (2016). (pdf).

200. A KIM-compliant potfit for fitting sloppy interatomic potentials: Application to the EDIP model for silicon, Mingjian Wen, Junhao Li, Peter Brommer, Ryan S. Elliott, James P. Sethna and Ellad B. Tadmor, Modelling Simulation Mater. Sci. Eng. 25 014001 (2017), (pdf).

199. Deformation of crystals: Connections with statistical physics, James P. Sethna, Matthew K. Bierbaum, Karin A. Dahmen, Carl P. Goodrich, Julia R. Greer, Lorien X. Hayden, Jaron P. Kent-Dobias, Edward D. Lee, Danilo B. Liarte, Xiaoyue Ni, Katherine N. Quinn, Archishman Raju, D. Zeb Rocklin, Ashivni Shekhawat, Stefano Zapperi, Annual Review of Materials Research 47 217-246 (2017). DOI 10.1146/annurev-matsci-070115-032036, pdf.

198. Emergent SO(3) Symmetry of the Frictionless Shear Jamming Transition, Marco Baity-Jesi, Carl P. Goodrich, Andrea J. Liu, Sidney R. Nagel, James P. Sethna, J. Stat. Phys. 167, 735 (2017), (doi:10.1007/s10955-016-1703-9, pdf).

197. Theoretical estimates of maximum fields in superconducting resonant radio frequency cavities: Stability theory, disorder, and laminates, Danilo B. Liarte, Sam Posen, Mark K. Transtrum, Gianluigi Catelani, Matthias Liepe and James P. Sethna, Superconductor Science and Technology 30, 033002 (2017), pdf.

196. Measuring nonlinear stresses generated by defects in 3D colloidal crystals, Neil Y. C. Lin, Matthew Bierbaum, Peter Schall, James P. Sethna, and Itai Cohen, Nature Materials 15, 1172 (2016), (pdf, supplement, movie).

195. Ginzburg-Landau theory of the superheating field anisotropy of layered superconductors, Danilo B. Liarte and James P. Sethna, Physical Review B 94, 144504 (2016), pdf.

194. Weirdest martensite: Smectic liquid crystal microstructure and Weyl-Poincaré invariance, Danilo B. Liarte, Matthew Bierbaum, Ricardo A. Mosna, Randall D. Kamien, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 147802 (2016), pdf. (Cover story and Editor's Choice for PRL, Cornell chronicle story, and "Two different crystals can be described by the same mathematical rules", by Lisa Zyga at Phys.org.)

193. Scaling theory for the jamming transition, Carl P. Goodrich, Andrea J. Liu, and James P. Sethna, PNAS 113, 9745-9750 (2016), (pdf).

192. Pinning Susceptibility: The effect of dilute, quenched disorder on jamming, Amy L. Graves, Samer Nashed, Elliot Padgett, Carl P. Goodrich, Andrea J. Liu, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 235501 (2016) (pdf).

191. Shielding superconductors with thin films as applied to RF cavities for particle accelerators, Sam Posen, Mark K. Transtrum, Gianluigi Catelani, Matthias U. Liepe, and James P. Sethna, PRAPPLIED 4, 044019 (2015), (pdf).

190. "Irregularization" of Systems of Conservation Laws, Hunter Swan, Woosong Choi, Stefanos Papanikolaou, Matthew Bierbaum, Yong S. Chen, James P. Sethna (submitted).

189. You Can Run, You Can Hide: The Epidemiology and Statistical Mechanics of Zombies, Alexander A. Alemi, Matthew Bierbaum, Christopher R. Myers, and James P. Sethna Phys. Rev. E 92, 022146 (2015). Much national media coverage (over 75 articles in the first week, starting with Popular Science, New Scientist, and the Washington Post; over half a million hits on both the Zombie simulator and the photo views.)

188. Perspective: Sloppiness and Emergent Theories in Physics, Biology, and Beyond, Mark K. Transtrum, Benjamin B. Machta, Kevin S. Brown, Bryan C. Daniels, Christopher R. Myers, and James P. Sethna, J. Chem. Phys. 143, 010901 (2015), (pdf).

187. Canonical sectors and evolution of firms in the US stock markets, Ricky Chachra, Alexander A. Alemi, Lorien X. Hayden, Paul H. Ginsparg, and James P. Sethna (submitted). See also our stock analysis website.

186. Visualization, coarsening and flow dynamics of focal conic domains in simulated Smectic-A liquid crystals, Danilo B. Liarte, Matthew Bierbaum, Muxin Zhang, Brian D. Leahy, Itai Cohen, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. E 92, 062511 (2015), Supplemental animations, pdf.

185. Block copolymer self-assembly directed synthesis of mesoporous gyroid superconductors, Spencer W. Robbins, Hiroaki Sai, Kwan Wee Tan, Peter A. Beaucage, James P. Sethna, Francis J. DiSalvo, Sol M. Gruner, Robert B. van Dover, Ulrich Wiesner, Science Advances 2, e1501119 (2016), pdf. See First self-assembled superconductor structure created (Tom Fleischman).

184. Overshoot during phenotypic switching of cancer cell populations, Alessandro L. Sellerio, Emilio Ciusani, Noa Bossel Ben-Moshe, Stefania Coco, Andrea Piccinini, Christopher R. Myers, James P. Sethna, Costanza Giampietro, Stefano Zapperi, and Caterina A. M. La Porta, Scientific Reports 5, 15464 (2015). pdf

183. Crossover behavior in interface depinning, Y. J. Chen, Stefano Zapperi, James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. E 92, 022146 (2015), pdf.

182. Fracture strength: Stress concentration, extreme value statistics and the fate of the Weibull distribution, Zsolt Bertalan, Ashivni Shekhawat, James P. Sethna, and Stefano Zapperi, Phys. Rev. Applied 2, 034008 (2014), pdf.

181. Mechanical properties of growing melanocytic nevi and the progression to melanoma, Alessandro Taloni, Alexander A. Alemi, Emilio Ciusani, James P. Sethna, Stefano Zapperi, Caterina A. M. La Porta, PLoS ONE 9(4): e94229 (2014). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094229, pdf.

180. DNA Y structure: A versatile, multidimensional single molecule assay, James T. Inman, Benjamin Y. Smith, Michael A. Hall, Robert A. Forties, Jing Jin, James P. Sethna, and Michelle D. Wang, Nano Lett. 14, 6475-6480 (2014). pdf, supplement, and movie.

179. Imaging Atomic Rearrangements in Two-Dimensional Silica Glass: Watching Silica's Dance, Pinshane Y. Huang, Simon Kurasch, Jonathan S. Alden, Ashivni Shekhawat, Alexander A. Alemi, Paul L. McEuen, James P. Sethna, Ute Kaiser, and David A. Muller, Science 342 224-227 (2013). (See the Perspective at Structure and motion of a 2D glass, Markus Heyde, Science 342, 201 (2013), and Bending world's thinnest glass shows atoms' dance in the Cornell Chronicle (Anne Ju).

178. Theoretical Field Limits for Multi-Layer Superconductors, S. Posen, G. Catelani, M. Liepe, J. Sethna, and M. Transtrum (submitted). See also Response to comment on theoretical RF field limits of multilayer coating structures of superconducting resonator cavities.

177. Universal scaling function for the two-dimensional Ising model in an external field: A pragmatic approach, Yan-Jiun Chen, Natalie M. Paquette, Benjamin B. Machta, and James P. Sethna (submitted).

176. Parameter Space Compression Underlies Emergent Theories and Predictive Models, Benjamin B. Machta, Ricky Chachra, Mark K. Transtrum, James P. Sethna, Science 342, 604-607 (2013); pdf, full text. See also Physicists unify the structure of scientific theories in the Cornell Chronicle (Anne Ju); Jesse Silverberg's Huffington Post blog and Kathryn McGill's vblog Soft Matters with Jim Sethna from The Physics Factor; and (Unedited) Interview of Sethna by Steven Reiner, Stony Brook School of Journalism (smaller version).

175. Collective motion of humans in mosh and circle pits at heavy metal concerts, Jesse L. Silverberg, Matthew Bierbaum, James P. Sethna, and Itai Cohen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 228701 (2013), pdf. Extensive press coverage (Atlantic, Physics World, Popular Science, New Scientist, NBC, National Geographic ...); full listing at Silverberg's Mosh-pit page

174. Extracting information from crystal violet assays: Growth and form of melanoma cell colonies, Massimiliano Maria Baraldi, Alexander A. Alemi, James P. Sethna, Sergio Caracciolo, Caterina La Porta, and Stefano Zapperi, J. Stat. Mechanics 2013 P02032 (2013). pdf.

173. From damage percolation to crack nucleation through finite size criticality, Ashivni Shekhawat, Stefano Zapperi, and James P. Sethna, Physical Review Letters 110, 185505 (2013), pdf. (Editor's choice for a viewpoint, The Breaking of Brittle Materials by Elisabeth Bouchaud. See also Shattered glass: New theory explains how things break in the Cornell Chronicle (Anne Ju).

172. Matthew A Warkentin, James P. Sethna, and Robert E. Thorne, Critical droplet theory explains the glass formability of aqueous solutions, Physical Review Letters 110, 015703 (2013), pdf. See Physicists crack science of ice formation in the Cornell Chronicle (Anne Ju).

171. Quasi-periodic events in crystal plasticity and the self-organized avalanche oscillator, Stefanos Papanikolaou, Dennis M. Dimiduk, Woosong Choi, James P. Sethna, Michael D. Uchic, Christopher F. Woodward, and Stefano Zapperi, Nature 490, 517-521 (2012). See Slow avalanches 'oscillate' toward new power law in the Cornell Chronicle (Anne Ju).

170. Geodesic acceleration and the small-curvature approximation for nonlinear least squares, Mark K. Transtrum and James P. Sethna (submitted).

169. Critical Casimir forces in cellular membranes, Benjamin B. Machta, Sarah L. Veatch, and James P. Sethna Physical Review Letters 109, 138101 (2012), pdf. See "Cell membrane proteins feel long-range forces" in the Cornell Chronicle (Anne Ju), "Casimir effect: Across a crowded membrane", Nature Physics News, (Abagail Klopper, 8, 641 (2012)); "A Casimir force for life", Edwin Cartlidge, Physics World, October 10, 2012; "Material witness: Cell physics", Philip Ball, Nature Materials News and Views 11, 915 (2012).

168. Improvements to the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm for nonlinear least-squares minimization, Mark K. Transtrum and James P. Sethna (submitted).

167. Structural susceptibility and separation of time scales in the van der Pol Oscillator, Ricky Chachra, Mark K. Transtrum, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. E 86, 026712 (2012), pdf.

166. Senescent cells in growing tumors: population dynamics and cancer stem cells, Caterina A. M. La Porta, Stefano Zapperi, and James P. Sethna, PLoS Computational Biology 8, e1002316 (2012), doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002316, pdf; see "Cells' inability to duplicate does not stop tumor growth" in the Cornell Chronicle, Oggiscienza, quotidianosanita.

165. Fracture strength of disordered media: Universality, interactions and tail asymptotics, Claudio Manzato, Ashivni Shekhawat, Phani K. V. V. Nukala, Mikko J. Alava, James P. Sethna, and Stefano Zapperi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 065504, 2012. pdf; see "Physicists predict when brittle materials fail" in the Cornell Chronicle (Anne Ju).

164. The potential of atomistic simulations and the Knowledgebase of Interatomic Models, E.B. Tadmor, R.S. Elliott, J.P. Sethna, R.E. Miller, and C.A. Becker, JOM 63 17 (2011), pdf.

163. Avalanche Spatial Structure and Multivariable Scaling Functions; Sizes, Heights, Widths, and Views through Windows, Yan-Jiun Chen, Stefanos Papanikolaou, James P. Sethna, Stefano Zapperi, and Gianfranco Durin, Phys. Rev. E 84, 061103 (2011), pdf. (Selected for PRE Kaleidoscope)

162. Discussion on the Paper "Riemannian manifold Langevin and Hamiltonian Monte Carlo Methods" (J. Royal Stat. Soc., vol. 73, 123-214, 2011) by Girolami and Calderhead. Mark K. Transtrum, Yan-Jiun Chen, Benjamin B. Machta, James P. Sethna, and Ryan Gutenkunst. (Discussion on page 199.)

161. "Scaling theory of continuum dislocation dynamics: Self-organized critical pattern formation ", Yong S. Chen, Woosong Choi, Stefanos Papanikolaou, Matthew Bierbaum, and James P. Sethna, International Journal of Plasticity 46, 94-129 (2013), pdf.

160. "Is dislocation flow turbulent in deformed crystals?", Woosong Choi, Yong S. Chen, Stefanos Papanikolaou, and James P. Sethna, Computing in Science and Engineering 14, 33 (2012), pdf.

159. Comment on "Sloppy Models, parameter uncertainty, and the role of experimental design", Ricky Chachra, Mark K. Transtrum, and James P. Sethna, Mol. BioSyst., 2011, pdf

158. "Nucleation at the DNA supercoiling transition", Bryan Daniels and James P. Sethna Phys. Rev. E 83, 041924 (2011), pdf

157. "Geometry of nonlinear least squares with applications to sloppy models and optimization", Mark K. Transtrum, Benjamin B. Machta, and James P. Sethna Phys. Rev. E 83, 036701 (2011); pdf.

156. "Dielectric breakdown and avalanches at non-equilibrium metal-insulator transitions", Ashivni Shekhawat, Stefanos Papanikolaou, Stefano Zapperi, and James P. Sethna Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 276401, 2011. pdf.

155. "Superheating field of superconductors within Ginzburg-Landau theory", Mark K. Transtrum, Gianluigi Catelani, James P. Sethna Phys. Rev. B 83, 094505 (2011); pdf.

154. "Minimal model of plasma membrane heterogeneity requires coupling cortical actin to Ising criticality", Benjamin B. Machta, Stefanos Papanikolaou, James P. Sethna, and Sarah L. Veatch, Biophysical Journal 100, 1668-1677 (2011). pdf.

153. "Intra-unit-cell electronic nematicity of the high-Tc copper-oxide pseudogap states", Michael J. Lawler, K. Fujita, Jhinhwan Lee, A.R. Schmidt, Y. Kohsaka, Chung Koo Kim, H. Eisaki, S. Uchida, J.C. Davis, J.P. Sethna, and Eun-Ah Kim, Nature 466, 347-351 (2010).

152. "Bending crystals: Emergence of fractal dislocation structures", Yong S. Chen, Woosong Choi, Stefanos Papanikolaou, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 105501, 2010. pdf, and (supplemental animations); see "Computer models explain patterns in bent crystals" in the Cornell Chronicle (Anne Ju), Nano techwire, PCB Design 007.

151. "Universality beyond power laws and the average avalanche shape", Stefanos Papanikolaou, Felipe Bohn, Rubem L. Sommer, Gianfranco Durin, Stefano Zapperi, and James P. Sethna, Nature Physics 7 316-320 (2011), pdf, see "From Rice Krispies to earthquakes, physicists unravel the mechanics of 'crackling'" in the Cornell Chronicle (Anne Ju).

150. "Why are nonlinear fits to data so challenging?", Mark K. Transtrum, Benjamin B. Machta, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 060201 (2010), pdf.

149. "Discontinuities at the DNA supercoiling transition", Bryan C. Daniels, Scott Forth, Maxim Y. Sheinin, Michelle D. Wang, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. E 80, 040901 (2009), pdf and supplemental information.

148. "Temperature dependence of the superheating field for superconductors in the high-κ London limit ", Gianluigi Catelani and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 78, 224509 (2008). dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.78.224509 , pdf, also in Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity, 15, December 15, 2008. [This paper was written up as a Nature News article, "Can triniobium tin shrink accelerators? Exotic superconductors promise savings", Eric Hand, Nature 456, 555 (2008), pdf.]

147. "Visualization of avalanches in magnetic thin films: temporal processing", Alessandro Magni, Gianfranco Durin, Stefano Zapperi, and James P. Sethna, J. Stat. Mech. 01, 01020 (2009), pdf.

146. "Anomalous Conductance Oscillations and Half-Metallicity in Atomic Ag-O Chains", Mikkel Strange, Kristian S. Thygesen, James P. Sethna, and Karsten W. Jacobsen, Phys. Rev. Letters 101, 096804 (2008), pdf.

145. "Sloppiness, robustness, and evolvability in systems biology", Bryan C. Daniels, Yan-Jiun Chen, James P. Sethna, Ryan N. Gutenkunst, and Christopher R. Myers, Curr Opin Biotechnol 19, 389-395 (2008), doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2008.06.008, pdf, and supplemental material.

144. "Abrupt Buckling Transition Observed during the Plectoneme Formation of Individual DNA Molecules", Scott Forth, Chris Deufel, Maxim Y. Sheinin, Bryan Daniels, James P. Sethna, and Michelle D. Wang, Physical Review Letters 100, 148301 (2008); (pdf).

143. "Avalanches through windows: multiscale visualization in magnetic thin films", Gianfranco Durin, Alessandro Magni, Stefano Zapperi, and James P. Sethna (submitted).

142. "A comparison of finite element and atomistic modelling of fracture", Valerie R Coffman, James P. Sethna, Gerd Heber, Mu Liu, Anthony Ingraffea, Nicholas P. Bailey, and Erin Iesulauro Barker, Modelling Simul. Mater. Eng. 16, 065008 (2008), doi:10.1088/0965-0393/16/6/065008, pdf.

141. "Adaptive Mutation in a Geometrical Model of Chemotype Evolution", Ryan N. Gutenkunst, James P. Sethna, (submitted).

140. "Crackling Wires", James P. Sethna, Science 318 (5848), 207-208 (12 October 2007), dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1148507, full text, pdf.

139. "Crackling Crossover", James P. Sethna, Nature Physics 3, 518-519 (2007).

138. "Grain Boundary Energies and Cohesive Strength as a Function of Geometry", Valerie R. Coffman and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 77, 144111 (2008). pdf

137. "Python Unleashed on Systems Biology", Christopher R. Myers, Ryan N. Gutenkunst, and James P. Sethna, Comput. Sci. Eng. 9, issue 3, p.34 (2007). pdf.

136. "Python for Education: Computational Methods for Nonlinear Systems", Christopher R. Myers, James P. Sethna, Comput. Sci. Eng. 9 issue 3, p.75 (2007). pdf.

135. "Extracting falsifiable predictions from sloppy models", Ryan N. Gutenkunst, Fergal P. Casey, Joshua J. Waterfall, Christopher R. Myers, James P. Sethna, in "Reverse Engineering Biological Networks: Opportunities and Challenges in Computational Methods for Pathway Inference", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1115, 203-211 (2007), pdf.

134. "Universally Sloppy Parameter Sensitivities in Systems Biology", Ryan N. Gutenkunst, Joshua J. Waterfall, Fergal P. Casey, Kevin S. Brown, Christopher R. Myers, James P. Sethna, PLoS Comput Biol 3(10) e189 (2007). (PLoS, doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030189), pdf). [Reviewed in NewsBytes of Biomedical Computation Review (Winter 07/08); rated "Exceptional" on Faculty of 1000].

133. "Crackling Noise and Avalanches: Scaling, Critical Phenomena, and the Renormalization Group", James P. Sethna, in Complex Systems, Volume LXXXV: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School 2006, edited by Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Marc Mezard, and Jean Dalibard, Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 257--288 (2007).

132. "Challenges in Continuum Modelling of Intergranular Fracture", V. R. Coffman, J. P. Sethna, A. R. Ingraffea, J. E. Bozek, N. P. Bailey, and E. I. Barker, Strain 47, 99-104 (2011), pdf).

131. "Shocks and slip systems: Predictions from a mesoscale theory of continuum dislocation dynamics", Surachate Limkumnerd and James P. Sethna, J. Mech. Phys. Solids 56, 1450-1459 (2007), doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2007.08.008, pdf.

130. "Optimal experimental design in an EGFR signaling and down-regulation model", Fergal P. Casey, Dan Baird, Qiyu Feng, Ryan N. Gutenkunst, Joshua J. Waterfall, Christopher R. Myers, Kevin S. Brown, Richard A. Cerione, and James P. Sethna, IET Systems Biology 1, 190-202 (2007) (pdf).

129. "Stress-free states of continuum dislocation fields: Rotations, grain boundaries, and the Nye dislocation density tensor", Surachate Limkumnerd and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 75, 224121 (2007) (pdf).

128. "Variational method for estimating the rate of convergence of Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithms", Fergal P. Casey, Joshua J. Waterfall, Ryan N. Gutenkunst, Christopher R. Myers and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. E 78, 046704 (2008), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.78.046704, pdf.

127. "Digital Material: a flexible atomistic simulation code", Nicholas Bailey, Thierry Cretegny, James P. Sethna, Valerie R. Coffman, Andrew J. Dolgert, Christopher R. Myers, Jakob Schiotz, Jens Jorgen Mortensen (submitted).

126. "Sloppy model universality class and the Vandermonde matrix", Joshua J. Waterfall, Fergal P. Casey, Ryan N. Gutenkunst, Kevin S. Brown, Christopher R. Myers, Piet W. Brouwer, Veit Elser, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Letters 97, 150601 (2006), pdf, also selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 12 (8, Miscellaneous), (2006)

125. "Phonon Overlaps: Polyacetylene, Polarons, and Molecular Size", Connie Te-ching Chang and James P. Sethna, (submitted).

124. "Phonons in Molecular Quantum Dots: Density Functional Calculation of Franck-Condon Emission Rates in External Fields", Connie Te-ching Chang, James P. Sethna, Abhay N. Pasupathy, J. Park, D.C. Ralph, and P.L. McEuen, Phys. Rev. B 76, 045435 (2007), pdf.

123. "Mesoscale theory of grains and cells: crystal plasticity and coarsening", Surachate Limkumnerd and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Letters 96, 095503 (2006), pdf. [Written up as news article in Science Magazine, Theory of Shock Waves Clears Up the Puzzling Graininess of Crystals" Adrian Cho, Science 311, 1361 (2006).]

122. "Bayesian Error Estimation in Density Functional Theory", J. J. Mortensen, K. Kaasbjerg, S. L. Frederiksen, J. K. Norskov, James P. Sethna, K. W. Jacobsen, Phys. Rev. Letters 95, 216401 (2005), pdf.

121. "Wiring up single molecules", Jiwoong Park, Abhay N. Pasupathy, Jonas I. Goldsmith, A. V. Soldatov, Connie Chang, Yuval Yaish, James P. Sethna, Hector D. Abruna, Daniel C. Ralph, and Paul L. McEuen, Thin Solid Films 438, 457-461, 2003. pdf.

120. "Bayesian Ensemble Approach to Error Estimation of Interatomic Potentials", Søren L. Frederiksen, Karsten W. Jacobsen, Kevin S. Brown, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Letters 93, 165501 (2004). pdf.

119. "Mean-field approaches to the totally asymmetric exclusion process with quenched disorder and large particles", Leah B. Shaw, James P. Sethna, and Kelvin H. Lee, Phys. Rev. E 70, 021901 (2004). (pdf.) Also republished in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, August 15, 2004.

118. "Random-Field Ising Models of Hysteresis", James P. Sethna, Karin A. Dahmen, and Olga Perkovic, "The Science of Hysteresis II", edited by Giorgio Bertotti and I. Mayergoyz, Academic Press, Amsterdam, 2006, p. 107-179.

117. "Vibration-assisted electron tunneling in C140 single-molecule transistors", A. N. Pasupathy, J. Park, C. Chang, A. V. Soldatov, S. Lebedkin, R. C. Bialczak, J. E. Grose, L. A. K. Donev, J. P. Sethna, D. C. Ralph, P. L. McEuen, Nano Letters 5 203-207 (2005) (pdf.)

116. "Statistical Mechanics Approaches to Models with Many Poorly Known Parameters", Kevin S. Brown and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. E 68, 021904 (2003). (pdf.)

115. "Macroscopic measure of the cohesive length scale: Fracture of notched single crystal silicon", Nicholas P. Bailey and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 68, 205204 (2003); also in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 8 (2003). (pdf.)

114. "The Statistical Mechanics of Complex Signaling Networks: Nerve Growth Factor Signaling", Kevin S. Brown, Colin C. Hill, Guillermo A. Calero, Christopher R. Myers, Kelvin H. Lee, James P. Sethna, and Richard A. Cerione, Physical Biology 1, 184-195 (2004) . (pdf,, and supplemental material.)

113. "Kinetic Monte Carlo-Molecular Dynamics Investigations of Hyperthermal Copper Deposition on Cu(111)", J.M. Pomeroy, B.H. Cooper., and J.P. Sethna, J. Jacobsen, and C. C. Hill Phys. Rev. B 66, 235412 (2002). pdf

112. "Crack Growth Laws from Symmetry", James P. Sethna (unpublished).

111. "Continuum mesoscale theory inspired by plasticity", James P. Sethna, Marcus Rauscher, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Europhysics Letters 65, 665 (2004). pdf.

110. "Hysteresis and avalanches: phase transitions and critical phenomena in driven disordered systems", Karin A. Dahmen, James P. Sethna, Matthew C. Kuntz, Olga Perkovic, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. (Netherlands), 226-230(pt.2), p. 1287-92 (2001). pdf.

109. "Enhanced mesoscopic fluctuations in the crossover between random matrix ensembles", Shaffique Adam, Piet W. Brouwer, James P. Sethna, and Xavier Waintal, Phys. Rev. B 66, 165310 (2002), pdf.

108. "Coulomb Blockade and the Kondo effect in single atom transistors", Abhay N. Pasupathy, Jiwoong Park, Jonas I. Goldsmith, Connie Chang, Yuval Yaish, Jason R. Petta, Marie Rinkoski, James P. Sethna, Hector D. Abruna, Daniel C. Ralph, and Paul L. McEuen, Nature 417, 722-725 (2002). pdf, Cornell Chronicle, Nature News and Views by De Franceschi and Kouwenhoven, EE Times.

107. "Universal Pulse Shape Scaling Function and Exponents: Critical Test for Avalanche Models applied to Barkhausen Noise", A. P. Mehta, A. C. Mills, K. Dahmen, J. P. Sethna, and M. B. Weissman, Phys. Rev. E 65, 046139 (2002). pdf

106. "Crackling Noise", James P. Sethna, Karin A. Dahmen, Christopher R. Myers, Drunken Boat, online journal of the arts 3 (2001).

105. "Subloops, Barkhausen noise, and disorder induced critical behavior", John H. Carpenter, Karin A. Dahmen, James P. Sethna, Gary Friedman, Sharon Loverde, Ali Vanderveld, J. Appl. Phys. 89 6799-6801 (2001). pdf.

104. "Fracture in Mode I using a Conserved Phase-Field Model", L. O. Eastgate, James P. Sethna, M. Rauscher, T. Cretegny, C.-S. Chen, and C. R. Myers, Phys. Rev. E 65 036117 (2002). pdf.

103. "STM characterization of Cu thin films grown by direct ion deposition", Joshua M. Pomeroy, Aaron Couture, Joachim Jacobsen, Colin C. Hill, James P. Sethna, Barbara H. Cooper, and Joel D. Brock, MRS Proceedings, Fall 2000, vol. 648, ... pdf.

102. "Scaling in Plasticity-Induced Cell-Boundary Microstructure: Fragmentation and Rotational Diffusion", James P. Sethna, Valerie Coffman, and Eugene Demler, Phys. Rev. B 67, 184107 (2003). pdf

101. "Formal Considerations about Fracture: Nucleation and Growth", James P. Sethna, invited talk at the 10th International Conference on Fracture, December 2001.

100. "Crackling Noise", James P. Sethna, Karin A. Dahmen, Christopher R. Myers, Nature 410, 242 (2001). pdf, ps.gz, Nature pdf.

99. "Calculation of quantum tunneling for a spatially extended defect: the dislocation kink in copper has a low effective mass", Tejs Vegge, James P. Sethna, Siew-Ann Cheong, Karsten W. Jacobsen, Christopher R. Myers, and Daniel C. Ralph, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1546 (2001). pdf

98. "Dislocation Mobility in Two-dimensional Lennard-Jones Material", Nicholas P. Bailey, James P. Sethna and Christopher R. Myers, in Multiscale Phenomena in Materials - Experiments and Modeling. Symposium (Materials Research Society Proceedings Vol.578) Mater. Res. Soc., Warrendale, PA, p. 249-254; later version Materials Science and Engineering A 309-310 152-155 (2001). pdf

97. "Noise in disordered systems: The power spectrum and dynamics exponents in avalanche models", Matthew C. Kuntz and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 62, 11699 (2000). pdf

96. "Digital Material: a framework for multiscale modeling of defects in solids", Christopher R. Myers, S. R. Arwade, E. Iesulauro, P. A. Wawrzynek, M. Grigoriu, A. R. Ingraffea, P. R. Dawson, M. P. Miller, and J. P. Sethna, in Multiscale Modeling of Materials. Symposium, (V. V. Bulatov, T. D. de la Rubia, R. Phillips, E. Kaxiras, and N. Ghoniem, eds.) Mater. Res. Soc., Warrendale, PA, p. 509-14. pdf

95. "Hysteresis, Avalanches, and Noise: Numerical Methods", Matthew C. Kuntz, Olga Perkovic, Karin A. Dahmen, Bruce W. Roberts, and James P. Sethna, Computing in Science and Engineering 1, 73 (1999). pdf doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/5992.774844,

94. "Disorder-Induced Critical Phenomena in Hysteresis: Numerical Scaling in Three and Higher Dimensions", Olga Perkovic, Karin A. Dahmen, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 59, 6106 (1999). pdf

93. "Simulations of energetic beam deposition: from picoseconds to seconds", J. Jacobsen, B.H. Cooper, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 58, 15847 (1998). pdf

92. "A Model and Simulation of the Decay of Isolated Nanoscale Surface Features", J. G. McLean, B. Krishnamachari, E. Chason, D. R. Peale, J. P. Sethna, and B. H. Cooper, in Surface Diffusion: Atomistic and Collective Processes, ed. Michael C. Tringides, Plenum Press, New York, 1997, p. 377.

91. "Pulsed sputtering during homoepitaxial surface growth: layer-by-layer forever", Joachim Jacobsen and James P. Sethna, Surface Science Letters 411, L858 (1998). pdf

90. "Multicanonical Methods vs. Molecular Dynamics vs. Monte Carlo: Comparison for Lennard-Jones Glasses", Kamal K. Bhattacharya and James P. Sethna Phys. Rev. E 57, 2553 (1998). pdf

89. "Rate theory for correlated processes: Double-jumps in adatom diffusion", Joachim Jacobsen, Karsten W. Jacobsen, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2843 (1997). pdf

88. "Hysteresis, Avalanches, and Barkhausen Noise", James P. Sethna, Olga Perkovic, and Karin A. Dahmen, in Scale Invariance and Beyond, Les Houches Workshop, March 10-14, 1997, ed. B. Dubrulle, F. Graner, and D. Sornette, Springer, Berlin, p. 87.

87. "Zero-temperature Hysteresis in Random-field Ising Model on a Bethe Lattice ", Deepak Dhar, Prabodh Shukla, James P. Sethna, J. Phys. A 30 5259 (1997). pdf

86. "Improved Magnetic Information Storage using Return-Point Memory", Olga Perkovic and James P. Sethna, J. Appl. Phys. 81, 1590 (1997). pdf

85. "Statistical Mechanics of Cracks: Thermodynamic Limit, Fluctuations, Breakdown, and Asymptotics of Elastic Theory", Alex Buchel and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. E 55, 7669 (1997). pdf

84. "Disorder-Induced Critical Phenomena in Hysteresis: A Numerical Scaling Analysis" Olga Perkovic, Karin A. Dahmen, James P. Sethna, (unpublished).

83. "Microscopic estimates for electromigration velocities of intragranular voids in thin aluminum lines," L. K. Wickham and James P. Sethna Materials Reliability in Microelectronics VI, MRS Proceedings 428, 171 (1997).

82. "Decay of isolated surface features driven by the Gibbs-Thomson effect in analytic model and simulation," James G. McLean, Badrinarayan Krishnamachari, D. R. Peale, E. Chason, James P. Sethna, and B. H. Cooper, Phys. Rev. B 55, 1811 (1997). pdf

81. "The Gibbs-Thomson formula at small island sizes - corrections for high vapour densities" Badrinarayan Krishnamachari, James McLean, Barbara Cooper, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 54, 8899 (1996). pdf

80. "Elastic Theory Has Zero Radius of Convergence" Alex Buchel and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1520 (1996). pdf

79. "Acoustic Emission from Crumpling Paper" Paul A. Houle and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. E 54, 278 (1996). pdf, see also "Deciphering the Wrinkles of Crumpled Sheets", Ivars Peterson.

78. "Hysteresis, Avalanches, and Disorder Induced Critical Scaling: A Renormalization Group Approach," Karin A. Dahmen and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 53, 14872 (1996). pdf

77. "A Generalization of the Theory of Normal Forms" W. H. Warner, P. R. Sethna, and James P. Sethna J. Nonlinear Science 6, 499 (1996). pdf

76. "Martensitic Tweed and the Two-Way Shape-Memory Effect" James P. Sethna and Christopher R. Myers (unpublished).

75. "Avalanches, Barkhausen Noise, and Plain Old Criticality", Olga Perkovic, Karin A. Dahmen, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4528 (1995). pdf

74. "Fast Domain Growth through Density-Dependent Diffusion in a Driven Lattice Gas", Lisa K. Wickham and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 51, 15017 (1995). pdf

73. "Atomic Tunneling from a STM/AFM Tip: Dissipative Quantum Effects from Phonons" Ard A. Louis and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1363 (1995). pdf

72. "A bound on the decay of defect-defect correlation functions in two-dimensional complex order parameter equations", Bruce W. Roberts, Eberhard Bodenschatz, and James P. Sethna, Physica D 99, 252-268 (1996). pdf

71. "Sethna et al. Reply", James P. Sethna, K. Dahmen, S. Kartha, J. A. Krumhansl, O. Perkovic, B. W. Roberts, and Joel D. Shore, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 947 (1994). pdf

70. "Disorder-Driven Pretransitional Tweed in Martensitic Transformations", Sivan Kartha, James A. Krumhansl, James P. Sethna, and Lisa K. Wickham, Phys. Rev. B 52, 803 (1995). pdf

69. "Disorder-driven first-order phase transformations: A model for hysteresis", Karin Dahmen, Sivan Kartha, James A. Krumhansl, Bruce W. Roberts, James P. Sethna, and Joel D. Shore, J. Appl. Phys. 75, 5946 (1994). pdf

68. "Hysteresis Loop Critical Exponents in 6-epsilon Dimensions", Karin Dahmen and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 3222 (1993). pdf

67. "Real-space renormalization group for the random-field Ising model", M. E. J. Newman, B. W. Roberts, G. T. Barkema, and J. P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 48, 16533 (1993). pdf

66. "Hysteresis and Hierarchies: Dynamics of Disorder-Driven First-Order Phase Transformations", James P. Sethna, Karin Dahmen, Sivan Kartha, James A. Krumhansl, Bruce W. Roberts, and Joel D. Shore, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3347 (1993). pdf

65. "Melting a Copper Cluster: Critical Droplet Theory", Ole H. Nielsen, James P. Sethna, Per Stoltze, Karsten W. Jacobsen, and Jens K. Nørskov, Europhysics Lett. 26, 51 (1994). pdf

64. "Collective Dynamics of Sliding Charge Density Waves: II. Finite Size Effects", Christopher R. Myers and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 47, 11194 (1993). pdf

63. "Collective Dynamics of Sliding Charge Density Waves: I. Critical Behavior", Christopher R. Myers and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 47, 11171 (1993). pdf

62. "Meissner Effects and Constraints", James P. Sethna and Ming Huang, in 1991 Lectures in Complex Systems, eds. L. Nadel and D. Stein, SFI Studies in the Sciences of Complexity, Proc. Vol. XV, Addison Wesley, 1992, p. 267. pdf

61. "Order Parameters, Broken Symmetry, and Topology", James P. Sethna, 1991 Lectures in Complex Systems, eds. L. Nadel and D. Stein, SFI Studies in the Sciences of Complexity, Proc. Vol. XV, Addison Wesley, 1992, p. 243. TeX version pdf

60. "Tweed in Martensites: A Potential New Spin Glass", James P. Sethna, Sivan Kartha, Teresa Castán, James A. Krumhansl, Physica Scripta T42, 214 (1992). pdf

59. "Logarithmically Slow Domain Growth in Nonrandomly Frustrated Systems: Ising models with competing interactions", Joel D. Shore, Mark Holzer, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 46, 11376 (1992). pdf

58. "Modular Programs for Physical Research", James P. Sethna, Cornell Engineering Quarterly 26, 36 (1991). pdf

57. "Beyond the "Principle of Local Symmetry": Derivation of a General Crack Propagation Law", Jennifer Hodgdon and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 47, 4831 (1993). pdf

56. "The Spin-Glass Nature of Tweed Precursors in Martensitic Transformations", Sivan Kartha, Teresa Cast'an, James A. Krumhansl, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 3630 (1991). pdf

55. "Logarithmically Slow Coarsening in Nonrandomly Frustrated Models", Joel D. Shore, Veit Elser, Mark Holzer, and James P. Sethna, Tohwa University International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Condensed Matter. pdf

54. "Accelerating Glassy Relaxation in the Frenkel-Kontorova Model" Shelly L. Shumway and James P. Sethna, Tohwa University International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Condensed Matter. pdf

53. "The Fock Expansion, Kato's Cusp Conditions and the Exponential Ansatz" Christopher R. Myers, Cyrus J. Umrigar, James P. Sethna, and John D. Morgan III, Phys. Rev. A 44, 5537 (1991). pdf

52. "Persistent Infrared Spectral Hole Burning of NO2- Ions in Potassium-Halide Crystals: I. Principle and Satellite Hole Generation" W. P. Ambrose, J. P. Sethna, and A. J. Sievers, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 8816 (1991). pdf

51. "Evolving Enzymes: Accelerating Relaxation in the Frenkel-Kontorova Model" Shelly L. Shumway and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 995 (1991). pdf

50. "Prediction of Logarithmic Growth in a Quenched Ising Model" Joel D. Shore, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 43, 3782 (1991). pdf

49. "Model for Low and Intermediate Temperature Properties of Glasses" James P. Sethna, Eric R. Grannan and Mohit Randeria, (LT 19 Invited Talk Conference Proceeding), Physica B 169, 316 (1991).

48. "Scaling Theory for the Glass Transition" James P. Sethna, Joel D. Shore, and Ming Huang, Phys. Rev. B 44, 4943 (1991). pdf, and "Erratum", Phys. Rev. B 47, 14661 (1993). pdf.

47. "History Dependence of a Two-Level System" Ming Huang and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 43, 3245 (1991). pdf

46. "Exactly Solvable Model of Fractional Statistics," S. M. Girvin, A. H. MacDonald, M. P. A. Fisher, Soo-Jong Rey, and J. P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1671 (1990). pdf

45. "Bethe Lattice Spin Glass: The Effects of a Ferromagnetic Bias and External Fields II: Magnetized Spin Glass Phase and de Almeida - Thouless Line," J. M. Carlson, J. T. Chayes, J. P. Sethna, and D. J. Thouless, J. Stat. Phys. 61, 1069 (1990). pdf

44. "Bethe Lattice Spin Glass: The Effects of a Ferromagnetic Bias and External Fields I: Bifurcation Analysis," J. M. Carlson, J. T. Chayes, L. Chayes, J. P. Sethna, and D. J. Thouless, J. Stat. Phys. 61, 987 (1990). pdf

43. "Nonequilibrium Entropy and Entropy Distributions," S. A. Langer, E. R. Grannan, and J. P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 41, 2261 (1990). pdf

42. "Infrared Spectroscopic Study of the Dressed Rotations of CN^- Isotopes in Alkali Halide Crystals" C. E. Mungan, R. C. Spitzer, J. P. Sethna and A. J. Sievers, Phys. Rev. B 43, 43 (1991). pdf

41. "Density of States in a Vortex Core and the Zero Bias Tunneling Peak," Joel D. Shore, Ming Huang, Alan T. Dorsey, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 3089 (1989). pdf. [Cover article in Physics Today, "STM Unravels the Vortex Core In Type II Superconductors", Anil Khurana, 43, 17 (June 1990).]

40. "Constrained Spin Model of Phason Dynamics in Quasicrystals," Lisbeth D. Gronlund, David C. Wright, Daniel S. Rokhsar, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 42, 8517 (1990). pdf

39. "Low Temperature Properties of a Model Glass II: Specific Heat and Thermal Transport," E. R. Grannan, M. Randeria, and J. P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 41, 7799 (1990). pdf

38. "Low Temperature Properties of a Model Glass I: Elastic Dipole Model," E. R. Grannan, M. Randeria, and J. P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 41, 7784 (1990). pdf

37. "Entropy Distribution of a Two-Level System: An Asymptotic Analysis ," S. A. Langer, A. T. Dorsey, and J. P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 40, 345 (1989). pdf

36. "Reply to "Neutral-Fermion-Soliton Statistics in the Short-Range Resonating-Valence-Bond State: A Reevaluation"," Steven A. Kivelson, Daniel S. Rokhsar, J. P. Sethna, and Joel D. Shore, Phys. Rev. B 40, 7343 (1989). pdf

35. "Entropy of Glasses," Stephen A. Langer and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 570 (1988). pdf

34. "Low Temperature Properties of a Model Glass," Eric R. Grannan, Mohit Randeria, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 1402 (1988). pdf

33. "Electron-Energy-Loss Spectroscopy of H Adsorbed on Rh(100): Interpretation of Overtone Spectra as Two-Phonon Bound States," Lee J. Richter, Thomas A. Germer, James P. Sethna, and W. Ho, Phys. Rev. B 38, 10403 (1988). pdf

32. "2e or not 2e: Flux Quantization in the Resonating Valence Bond State," Steven A. Kivelson, Daniel S. Rokhsar, and James P. Sethna, Europhys. Lett. 6, 353 (1988). pdf

31. "Speculations on the Glass Transition," James P. Sethna, Europhys. Lett. 6, 529 (1988). pdf

30. "Critical Behavior of the Bethe Lattice Spin Glass," J. M. Carlson, J. T. Chayes, L. Chayes, J. P. Sethna, and D. J. Thouless, Europhys. Lett. 5, 355 (1988). pdf

29. "Griffiths Singularities in the Dynamics of Disordered Ising Models," D. Dhar, M. Randeria, and J. P. Sethna, Europhys. Lett. 5, 485 (1988). pdf

28. "Theory of the Ripple Phase in Hydrated Phospholipid Bilayers," Jean M. Carlson and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. A 36, 3359 (1987). pdf

27. "Frustration in Modulated Phases: Ripples and Boojums," Jean M. Carlson, Stephen A. Langer, and James P. Sethna, Europhys. Lett. 5, 327 (1988). pdf

26. "Topology of Resonating Valence Bond State: Solitons and High T_c Superconductivity," Steven A. Kivelson, Daniel S. Rokhsar, and James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 35, 8865 (1987). pdf

25. "Resonant Scattering and Thermal Transport in Orientational Glasses," M. Randeria and J. P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 38, 12607, (1988). pdf

24. "A Mean-Field Spin Glass with Short-Range Interactions," J. T. Chayes, L. Chayes, J. P. Sethna, and D. J. Thouless, Commun. Math. Phys. 106, 41 (1986). pdf

23. "On the Density of States for the Quantum Percolation Problem," J. T. Chayes, L. Chayes, Judy R. Franz, J. P. Sethna, and S. A. Trugman, J. Phys. A 19, L1173 (1986), pdf

22. "Textures in a Chiral Smectic Liquid Crystal Film," S. A. Langer and J. P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. A 34, 5035 (1986). pdf

21. "Quasicrystalline Textures of Cholesteric Liquid Crystals: Blue Phase III?" D. S. Rokhsar and J. P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 1727 (1986). pdf

20. "Glassy Crystals: Low Frequency and Low Temperature Properties," James P. Sethna, in Dynamical Aspects of Structural Change in Liquids and Glasses, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 484, 130 (1985). pdf

19. "Glassy Crystals," James P. Sethna, Physics Today, Physics News in 1985, 39, S-20 (1986). pdf

18. "An Explanation for the Universal Low Temperature and Dynamical Properties of a Particular Glass," M. Meissner, W. Knaak, J. P. Sethna, K. S. Chow, J. J. DeYoreo and R. O. Pohl, Phys. Rev. B Rapid Communications 32, 6091 (1985). pdf

17. "Microscopic Theory of Glassy Disordered Crystals: (KBr)_{1-x} (KCN)_x," J. P. Sethna and K. S. Chow, Phase Transitions 5, 317 (1985).

16. "Theory of the Blue Phases of Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals," James P. Sethna, in Liquid Crystals and Liquid Crystal Polymers, IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, 5, Springer-Verlag, 305 (1987).

15. "Low Frequency Relaxation in Ising Spin Glasses," M. Randeria, J. P. Sethna, and R. G. Palmer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1321 (1985). pdf

14. "Dipolar Reorientation and Phase Transitions in Mixed Alkali-Halide - Alkali-Cyanide Crystals," J. P. Sethna, S. Nagel and T. V. Ramakrishnan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 2489 (1984). pdf

13. "Frustration, Curvature, and Defect Lines in Metallic Glasses and the Cholesteric Blue Phases," James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 31, 6278 (1985). pdf

12. "Coverage Dependence and Isotope Effect in Quantum Surface Diffusion," K. A. Muttalib and J. P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 32, 3462 (1985). pdf

11. "Frustration and Curvature: Glasses and the Cholesteric Blue Phase," James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 2198 (1983). pdf

10. "Universal Transition in a Dynamical System Forced at Two Incommensurate Frequencies," J. P. Sethna and E. Siggia, Physica 11D, 193 (1984). pdf

9. "Relieving Cholesteric Frustration: The Blue Phase in a Curved Space," J. P. Sethna, D. C. Wright and N. D. Mermin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 467 (1983). pdf

8. "Quantum and Thermal Nucleation in Polydiacetylene," S. Kivelson and J. P. Sethna, J. de Physique 44, C3-657 (1983). pdf

7. "Universal Properties of the Transition from Quasiperiodicity to Chaos in Dissipative Systems," S. Ostlund, D. Rand, J. P. Sethna, and E. Siggia, Physica 8D, 303 (1983). pdf

6. "Photoinduced Soliton Pair Production in Polyacetylene: An Instanton Approach," J. P. Sethna and S. Kivelson, Phys. Rev. B Rapid Communication, 26, 3513 (1982). pdf, and "Erratum", Phys. Rev. B, 27, 7798 (1983), pdf.

5. "A Universal Transition from Quasiperiodicity to Chaos in Dissipative Systems," D. Rand, J. P. Sethna, S. Ostlund, and E. Siggia, Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 132 (1982). pdf

4. "Spheric Domains in Smectic Liquid Crystals," J. P. Sethna and M. Kléman, Phys. Rev. A Rapid Communication, 26, 3037 (1982). pdf

3. "Decay Rates of Tunneling Centers Coupled to Phonons: An Instanton Approach," James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 25, 5050 (1982). pdf

2. "Phonon Coupling in Tunneling Systems at Zero Temperature: An Instanton Approach," James P. Sethna, Phys. Rev. B 24, 698 (1981). pdf

1. "Theory of the Blue Phase of Cholesteric Liquid Crystals," S. Meiboom, J. P. Sethna, W. F. Brinkman, and P. W. Anderson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 46, 1216 (1981). pdf


Sethna Group Doctorates

"Topics in Disordered Systems: Glasses and Spin Glasses", Mohit Randeria, Ph.D. Thesis (1987). Post-Doctoral position with Tony Leggett at the University of Illinois at Urbana, faculty member at Stony Brook, staff scientist at Argonne National Labs, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Bombay, now professor of Physics at Ohio State.

"Topics in Quasicrystallography", Daniel Soleyman Rokhsar, Ph.D. Thesis (1987, primarily supervised by David Mermin). Post-Doctoral position with the theory group at IBM Yorktown Heights, then professor of Physics at Berkeley. Now head of the Computational and Theoretical Biology Department in the Physical Biosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.

"Critical Properties of the Bethe Lattice Spin Glass", Jean M. Carlson, Ph.D. Thesis (1988). Post-Doctoral position with the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara. Currently professor of Physics at UC Santa Barbara.

"Low Temperature Properties of Glasses", Eric Ralph Grannan, Ph.D. Thesis (1989). Post-doctoral position at AT&T Bell Labs, and with Clare Yu at the University of California at Irvine. Worked at Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse First Boston, West End Capital Management; now starting up a new hedge fund, partnering with FrontPoint.

"Entropy of Glasses", Stephen Aaron Langer, Ph.D. Thesis, (1989). Post-doctoral position with Leo Kadanoff at the University of Chicago, and with Michael Wortis's group at Simon Fraser. Now in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division at NIST, leading the development of OOF.

"Meissner Effects, Vortex Core States, and the Vortex Glass Phase Transition", Ming Huang, Ph.D. Thesis (1991). Graduated from Stanford Business School, assistant professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago; assistant and associate professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, now full professor at the Johnson Graduate School of Management here at Cornell University.

"Sliding Charge Density Waves: Dynamics and Criticality in Many Degrees-of-Freedom", Christopher Robert Myers (1991). Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara, currently the Associate Director of the Cornell Theory Center with focus on computational life sciences.

"Logarithmically Slow Domain Growth in Nonrandomly Frustrated Models", Joel D. Shore, Ph.D. Thesis, (1991). Post-doc with Michael Wortis's group at Simon Fraser University, post-doc with Martin Grant at McGill, then senior scientist at Kodak in Rochester. Currently at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

"Accelerating the Glassy Relaxation of the Frenkel-Kontorova Model", Shelly L. Shumway, Ph.D. Thesis, (1991). Post-doctoral fellow at Argonne National Labs; post-doc in Chemistry at the University of Washington.

"Three Dimensional Fracture: Symmetry and Stability", Jennifer Hodgdon, Ph.D. Thesis, (1992). Post-doctoral fellow at AT&T Bell Labs, working with Frank Stillinger. Worked at Goldman Sachs for a few years; currently consulting in Seattle.

"Disorder-Driven Pretransitional Tweed Microstructures in Martensitic Transformations", Sivan Kartha, Ph.D. Thesis, (1993). Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, then at the Frank von Hippel Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University. Currently working in environmental and policy physics at the Stockholm Environment Institute in Boston.

"A Random Walk in Theoretical Physics", Bruce W. Roberts, Ph.D. Thesis, (1995). Post-doctoral fellow at Cornell, working with Mike Teter. Currently working in Seattle.

"Hysteresis, Avalanches, and Disorder-Induced Critical Scaling: A Renormalization Group Approach", Karin Andrea Sabine Dahmen, Ph.D. Thesis, (1995). Harvard Junior Fellow; currently an associate professor in physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana.

"Disorder-Induced Critical Phenomena in Hysteresis, and Return-Point Memory Storage", Olga Perkovic, Ph.D. Thesis, (1996). Worked with McKinsey & Company, currently vice president for corporate planning of URS Corp.

"Effects of Faceting on the Behavior of Driven Voids", Lisa Kathleen Wickham, Ph.D. Thesis, (1999). Post-doc at Livermore, working on dislocation motion; staff position at Bell Laboratories; currently consulting and teaching in Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell.

Barkhausen noise: simulations, experiments, power spectra, and two dimensional scaling, Matthew C. Kuntz, (1999); Started as Architect at WorldStreet Corporation, then Product Architect and Principle Technical Lead at DeNovis, now Chief Technology Officer at HealthEdge.

"Materials simulations at the atom-continuum interface: Dislocation mobility and notched fracture initiation", Nicholas Patrick Bailey, (2003). Post-docs at CAMP and the university of Roskilde in Denmark; now in the IMFUFA at Roskilde University.

"Signal transduction, sloppy models, and statistical mechanics", Kevin S. Brown (2003). Post-doc with Andrew Murray (Director of the Bauer Center for Genomics Research and professor of molecular and cell biology at Harvard); post-doc and collaborator with Jean Carlson (Physics, UCSB), now in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, with joint appointments in Chemistry, Physics, and Marine Sciences.

"Phonon overlaps in molecular quantum dots", Connie Chang (2005). Post-doc with Kieron Burke at Rutgers.

"Universality in multiparameter fitting: Sloppy models", Joshua J. Waterfall (2006). Post-doc in experimental biology with John Lis at Cornell, then a research fellow at NCI in Paul Meltzer's lab, ... Now at the Institut Curie in Paris.

"Macroscopic effects of atomic scale defects in crystals: Grain boundary fracture and brittle-ductile transitions", Valerie R. Coffman (2006). Post-doc at NIST with Stephen Langer, NIST staff, now doing freelance software and exploring starting up a company.

"Prediction and optimal experimental design in systems biology models", Fergal P. Casey (2006). Post-doc in bioinformatics with Denis Shields, Conway Institute, University College Dublin, then at Entelos Corporation, then at Novartis.

"Mesoscale theory of grains and cells: Polycrystals & plasticity", Surachate Limkumnerd (2006). Post-doc with Erik van der Giessen at the University of Groningen, now at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

"Sloppiness, Modeling, and Evolution in Biochemical Networks", Ryan Gutenkunst (2007). Post-doc with Williamson and Bustamante in Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Cornell University; post-doc at Los Alamos National Labs, now faculty member in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona. (Cornell dspace version.)

"Robustness and Evolvability in System Biology, and Plectoneme Formation in DNA Supercoiling", Bryan Daniels (2010). Post-doc at the Santa Fe Institute, then at the Center for Complexity at Madison.

"Information Geometry for Nonlinear Least-Squares Data Fitting and Numerical Calculation of the Superconducting Superheating Field", Mark K. Transtrum (2011). Post-doc with Peng Qiu in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, now assistant professor in Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University.

"Continuum Theory of Self-similar Dislocation Cellular Structures", Yong S. Chen (2011). Started as senior design engineer at Brion Technologies - ASML, then assistant vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

"Criticality in Cellular Membranes and the Information Geometry of Simple Models", Benjamin Brooks Machta (2012). Lewis Sigler Theory Fellow, Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University.

"Physics of Singular Dislocation Structures in Continuum Dislocation Dynamics", Woosong Choi (2012). working as a developer at Jane Street Capital, LLC.

Fracture in Disordered Brittle Materials, Ashivni Shekhawat (2013). Miller Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering, Berkeley, working with Rob Ritchie. (Third in fifty years in MS&E; Ritchie was the first.)

Universal Scaling Functions and Effective Functional Forms, Yan-Jiun Chen (2013). Financial Software Developer at Bloomberg.

Science in High Dimensions: Multiparameter Models and Big Data, Ricky Chachra (2013). Senior strategy consultant at IBM Business Performance Services in Armonk, NY.

Zombies Reading Segmented Graphene Articles on the ArXiv, Alexander Amir Alemi (2015). Internship with Google research; post-doc with Disney research, now working in the Google Brain research group.

Emergent phenomena and defect properties across length scales: Atoms, smectics, colloids, and humans, Matthew Bierbaum (2016).


Last modified: July 31, 2013

Jim Sethna, sethna@lassp.cornell.edu