Curriculum Vitae

Richard G. Palmer

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Contact information

Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305 (919) 660-2559
919-3214532

Education

Theoretical PhysicsCambridge Univ1973
Ph.D.University of Cambridge (UK)1973

Areas of Research

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

Professional Experience / Employment History

Princeton Univ
Lecturer, Physics, 1975-77
Postdoc and teaching (faculty)
Instructor, Physics, 1973-75
Postdoc and teaching (faculty)
Visiting Positions
  • External Professor, Santa Fe Institute, 1989-present
    Complex Systems

Conferences Organized

  • Member, Artificial Life and Robotics, July 2000
  • Member, Joint Conference on Information Sciences, 1997-98

Professional Service

  • Physics Computing Committee, 2012 - present
  • Web committee, 2012 - present
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee, Chair, 1/1/11 - 6/30/11
  • Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee, 2008 - 6/30/11
  • Member, Editorial Board: Entropy, 1 July 1998
  • Member, Editorial Board: Complexity, 1 July 1994
  • Manager, Departmental Faculty e-mail lists, 1 July 1992
  • Prelim Committee, December 2012
  • PhD Committees, December 2012
  • Prelim Exams:, 2011
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2011
  • Department News, December 2010
  • PhD Committee, December 2010
  • Prelim. Commitee for Mengyang Sun, August 09, 2010
  • Prelim. Commitee for Willie Ong, April 22, 2010
  • PhD Committee, January 2009
  • PhD Committee, December 2008
  • Biophysics, December 2008
  • PhD committees for Shomeek Mukhopadhyay, November 1, 2007
  • Physics Directory, 2006 - September 1, 2007
  • Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee, July 30, 2007
  • Prelim committees for Hans Norrell, February 23, 2007
  • Prelim committee for Nasser Demir, February 9, 2007
  • Placement exam (Statistical Mechanics) for 1st year students, December 2006
  • PhD Committee for Emily Longhi, November 9, 2006
  • PhD Committee for Brian Tighe, July 21, 2006
  • PhD Committee for Anand Priyadarshee, July 7, 2006
  • PhD Committee for John Wambaugh, June 20, 2006
  • Chair, Study Nights, September 15, 2005 - April 20, 2006
  • PhD Committee for MengRu Lu, March 17, 2006
  • Chair, Review Promotion for Joshua Socolar, July 20, 2005 - December 2, 2005
  • Chair, Graduate Curriculum Committee, October 1, 2003 - June 30, 2005
  • Member, Department Colloquium Committee, May 20, 2003 - June 30, 2005
  • Member, Preliminary Exam for Dean Hidas, April 27, 2005
  • Member, PhD Exam committee for Kevin Chulat, April 21, 2005
  • Member, PhD Exam committee for Ilarion Melnikov, April 4, 2005
  • Member, Annual advisory committee for MengRu Li, February 24, 2005
  • Member, Preliminary exam committee for Jianrong Deng, December 2, 2004
  • Member, Preliminary exam committee for Matthew Kiser, November 22, 2004
  • Member, Annual advisory committee for MengRu Li, November 17, 2004
  • Member, Reappointment committee for Thomas Mehen, July 15, 2004 - November 4, 2004
  • Member, Preliminary exam committee for Brian Tighe, October 20, 2004
  • Member, Tenure review committee of Shailesh Chandrasekharan, January 7, 2004 - April 13, 2004
  • Placement exam (E&M) for 1st year students, January 5, 2004
  • Member, Preliminary exam committee for MengRu Li, December 9, 2003
  • Member, Preliminary exam committee for Anand Priyadarshee, October 1, 2003
  • Co-Chair, First-year grads Ombuds Committee, February-August 2003
  • Member, Preliminary exam committee for Kevin Chalut, August 25, 2003
  • Member, Preliminary exam committee for Emily Longhi, May 9, 2003
  • Member, PhD Committee for Ilarion Melnikov, December, 2002
  • Member, PhD Committee for Yoichiro Tokutake, September, 2002
  • Member, Faculty Tenure Committee (Phillips), July 2001
  • Member, Graduate Admission Committee, 2000-01
  • Member, Member of the FOCUS Advisory Board, 1997-2001
  • NSF Review, July 2000
  • Member, Summer School Steering Committee, 1998-2000
  • Physical Review E (4 reviews), 1998-2000
  • Member, Editorial Board: Information Sciences, 1997-2000
  • Member, Science Steering Committee, 1996-2000
  • Member, Faculty Tenure Committees (Chandrasekharan), July 1999
  • Chair, Faculty Tenure Committee (Socolar), 1998-99
  • Member, Library Committee, 1997-99
  • Faculty Advisor for Student Physics Society (SPS), 1997-99
  • Member, Faculty Tenure Committee (Litvinenko), July 1998
  • Member, Faculty Tenure Committees (Baranger), July 1998
  • NSF Review, July 1998
  • Physics Letters A, July 1998
  • Physical Review Letters, July 1998
  • Member, Academic Council, 1997-98
  • Chair, Library Committee, 1987-96

Selected Recent Invited Talks

  • Energy Landscapes, Telluride CO, 20 July 2003
  • Workshop Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics, LANL, Santa Fe, 5 September 2001
  • Energy Landscapes: Structure, Dynamics and Optimization Algorithms, Telluride, CO, 16 August 2001
  • Conference on Conference on Disintegration Themes, Santa Fe Institute, 23 July 2001
  • Joint Conference on Information Systems, Research Triangle Park, NC, 28 October 1998
  • International Conference on Complex system, Nashua, NH, 26 October 1998
  • Conference on Evolutionary Dynamics, Santa Fe Institute, 9 October 1998
  • Conference on Integrative Themes in Complex Systems, Santa Fe Institute, 20 July 1998
  • Conference on Agents, Artificial Life, and Economics, Bristol, UK, 24 June 1998
  • Conference on Complexity and Biology, Milan, Italy, 9 April 1998
  • International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, Beppu, Japan, 20 January 1998

Publications (listed separately)


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