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Eli Ben-Naim

CNLS Executive Committee Member
T-13/CNLS

Statistical Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Random Processes

Eli Ben-Naim

Office: TA-3, Bldg. SM-123, Rm 146
Mail Stop: B-213
Phone: (505) 667-9471
Fax: (505) 665-3003

ebn@lanl.gov
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Research highlight
Educational Background/Employment:
  • B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1990
  • Ph.D., Physics, Boston University, 1994
  • Postdoctoral Research:
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, 1994-1996
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Nonlinear Studies, 1996-1998
  • Employment:
    • Technical Staff Member, Complex Systems Group (T-13), 1998-2006
    • Group Leader, Complex Systems Group (T-13), 2006-present

Research Interests:

  • Soft and Granular Matter
  • Nonequilibrium Dynamics and Irreversible processes
  • Transport Processes
  • Complex Networks
  • Population and Mathematical Biology

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. E. Ben-Naim and J. Machta, Stationary States and Energy Cascades in Inelastic Gases, cond-mat/0411743, (2004).
  2. E. Ben-Naim and P.L. Krapivsky Kinetic Theory of Random Graphs: from Paths to Cycles, Phys. Rev. E  in press (2005).
  3. E. Ben-Naim, P.L. Krapivsky, and S. Redner Bifurcations and Patterns in Compromise Processes, Physica D 183, 190 (2003).
  4. X. Nie, E. Ben-Naim, and S.Y. Chen Dynamics of Freely Cooling Granular Gases, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 204301 (2002).
  5. E. Ben-Naim, Z.A. Daya, P. Vorobieff, and R.E. Ecke Knots and Random Walks in Vibrated Granular Chains, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1414 (2001).
  6. E. Ben-Naim, S.Y. Chen, G. D. Doolen, and S. Redner Shock Like Dynamics of Inelastic Gases, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4069 (1999).
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