John Kimball

John Kimball

Retired Faculty
Physics

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Education
  • 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)
John Kimball
About

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).