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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 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 2019

20 Downloads (Pure)
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partitions
apexes
exponents
scaling
adsorption
2 Citations (Scopus)

Classical phase transitions in a one-dimensional short-range spin model

Sarkanych, P., Holovatch, Y. & Kenna, R., 15 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. 51, 50, 505001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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entropy
interactions
theorems
inserts
domain wall
3 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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Viking Age
Viking
Ireland
Network Analysis
Interaction
3 Citations (Scopus)

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: Contribution to journalArticle

physical exercise
physics
3 Citations (Scopus)
43 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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Confidence
Calibration
Evaluation
Graph in graph theory
Exercise

Activities 2000 2014

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

MECO39

Ralph Kenna (Organising Committee)
8 Apr 201410 Apr 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Maths Meets Myths

Ralph Kenna (Organiser)
10 Sep 201413 Sep 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

SigmaPhi

Ralph Kenna (Advisory Committee)
7 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Maths Meets Myths

Ralph Kenna (Organiser)
25 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Statistical Physics: Modern Trends and Applications

Ralph Kenna (Keynote Speaker)
23 Jun 200925 Jun 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference