University at Albany
 

Physics Faculty

John Kimball

Emeritus Professor  
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Office: Physics 214
Telephone: (518) 442-4521  
Email: jkimball@albany.edu

Academic History:
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago (1969)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University (1971-1976)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University (1976-1979)
  • Visiting Professor, University of California at Berkeley (1978-1980) 
  • Visiting Professor, University of California at Davis (1980-1981)
Research Areas:
  • Statistical Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics of Sailing
Current Research:
  • Models of surfaces with high vapor pressure. 
  • Strategies for finding minimum energy paths with incomplete knowledge.
Recent Publications:

"The Euler machine", R.E. Benenson and J.C. Kimball, European Journal of 
Physics, 23, p.95 (2002)

"Chaotic properties of the soft-disk Lorentz gas", J.C. Kimball, Phys. Rev. 
E 63 066216 (2001).

"Surface critical behavior near the uniaxial Lifshitz point of the axial 
next-nearest-neighbor Ising model" H.L. Frisch, J.C. Kimball and Kurt 
Binder, J.Phys. C. Condens. Matter 12, p.29 (2000).