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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

Magnetic and thermodynamic properties of the octanuclear nickel phosphonate-based cage

Arian Zad, H., Kenna, R. & Ananikian, N., 15 Jan 2020, In : Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 538, 122841.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The specific heat and magnetic properties of two species of spin-1/2 ladders with butterfly-shaped unit blocks

    Zad, H. A., Ananikian, N. & Kenna, R., 5 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Physics Condensed Matter. 31, 44, 445802.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    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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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
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    Complex-network approach for visualizing and quantifying the evolution of a scientific topic

    Mryglod, O., Berche, B., Holovatch, Y. & Kenna, R., 23 Mar 2018, Information Visualization Techniques in the Social Sciences and Humanities. IGI Global, p. 106-120 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

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

    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)
    10 Sep 201413 Sep 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    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)
    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