• 1268 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
1991 …2018
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Biography

Ralph Kenna is a theoretical physicist whose interests are centred around statistical mechanics. After completing a Doctorate at the Karl Franzens Universität Graz, he held postdoctoral positions at the University of Liverpool and in Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a Readership in 2006 and became Professor of Theoretical Physics in August 2012. His research interests include phase transitions and critical phenomena as well as digital humanities and sociphysics.

Vision Statement:

The single motivation for all of my research is curiosity. I hope to achieve greater understanding of various complex systems, from the physical sciences to the sociological and the humanities.

Vision Statement

The single motivation for all of my research is curiosity. I constantly hope to achieve greater understanding of various complex systems, from the physical sciences to the sociological and the humanities.

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Research Output 1991 2018

Network analysis of the viking age in Ireland as portrayed in cogadh Gaedhel re gallaibh

Yose, J., Kenna, R., Maccarron, M. & Maccarron, P. 24 Jan 2018 In : Royal Society Open Science. 5, 1, 21 p., 171024

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
File
Viking Age
Ireland
Interaction
Revisionist
Victory
1 Citations

A scientists' view of scientometrics: Not everything that counts can be counted

Kenna, R., Mryglod, O. & Berche, B. 2017 In : Condensed Matter Physics. 20, 1, p. 13803-1 - 13803-10 10 p., 13803

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

physical exercise
physics
2 Citations

Calibration with confidence: A principled method for panel assessment

MacKay, R. S., Kenna, R., Low, R. J. & Parker, S. 28 Feb 2017 In : Royal Society Open Science. 48, 2, 32 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
File
Confidence
Calibration
Evaluation
Graph in graph theory
Exercise
2 Citations

Cluster Monte Carlo and dynamical scaling for long-range interactions

Flores-Sola, E., Weigel, M., Kenna, R. & Berche, B. 5 Apr 2017 In : The European Physical Journal Special Topics. 226, 4, p. 581 - 594 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
File
scaling
Ising model
interactions
formulations
11 Citations

Complex systems: Physics beyond physics

Holovatch, Y., Kenna, R. & Thurner, S. 15 Feb 2017 In : European Journal of Physics. 38, 2, 19 p., 023002

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

complex systems
physics
sociology
ecology
biology

Activities 2000 2014

  • 21 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

MECO39

Kenna, R. (Organising Committee)
8 Apr 201410 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Maths Meets Myths

Kenna, R. (Organiser)
10 Sep 201413 Sep 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

SigmaPhi

Kenna, R. (Advisory Committee)
7 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Maths Meets Myths

Kenna, R. (Organiser)
25 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

International Workshop: ENRAGEing Perspectives - Random Geometry and Random Matrices: From Quantum Gravity to Econophysics

Kenna, R. (Participant)
18 May 200922 May 2009

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course