Marcel den Nijs
Office: PAB B429
Department of Physics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Thermal Physics, Sp2015
Biophysics Ph429, W2015
Introduction to PhD Research, Ph528, A2014
Statistical Mechanics, Ph328, A2014
Mechanics, Ph114, Sp2014
Selected Current and Recent Research Topics:
Scale invariance and dynamic phase transitions in non-equilibrium systems
ECoG observation of a power law in the brain
Polymer localization in random media versus traffic jams
Clustering and conservation laws in one dimensional driven stochastic flow
Avalanches in an unloading sandbox with KPZ scaling
Surface reconstruction during growth
Skewness in KPZ type growth
in one and two dimensions.
between dynamic universality classes.
Absorbing state phenomena
in growing and equilibrium surfaces.
Equilibrium phase transitions in crystal surfaces
Anomalous equilibrium surface roughness in
dissociative dimer dynamics and
even visiting random walks
Facet ridge endpoints
in equilibrium crystal shapes and the mapping to
one dimensional KPZ type growth.
Preroughening phase transitions
in crystal surfaces.
Disordered flat phases
and their equivalence to one dimensional
quantum fluid ground states
(pre)-roughening and surface reconstruction