Ralph Kenna

1989-1993 Institut für Theoretische Physik Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Graz, Stmk, Austria 
 1994-1997 Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom 
 1997-2002 School of Mathematics Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland 
 2002- Applied Mathematics Research Centre Coventry University 
Statistical Physics
"Ralph Kenna"

I am a Professor and founding member of the Applied Mathematics Research Centre (AMRC). I obtained a Ph.D. from the Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz, Austria in 1993 and, after posts in the University of Liverpool and Trinity College Dublin settled in Warwickshire where I established one of the UK’s largest statistical physics groups as part of the AMRC at coventry University. I have worked extensively on phase transitions and critical phenomena but also have interests in applications of statistical physics to sociology and humanities. I have been a visiting scientist at statistical physics groups in the Universität Leipzig, Germany, Université de Lorraine, France and the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics in Lviv, Ukraine. Together, these three and AMRC form the L4 Collaboration which hosts the International Doctoral College for the Statistical Physics of Complex Systems. I am a Co-Director of L4.

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Krasnytska M, Berche B, Holovatch Y, et al. (2021) Generalized Ising Model on a Scale-Free Network: An Interplay of Power Laws. Entropy (Basel, Switzerland). 23
Izmailian N, Kenna R. (2019) Universality and Exact Finite-Size Corrections for Spanning Trees on Cobweb and Fan Networks Entropy. 21: 895
Foster D, Kenna R, Pinettes C. (2019) Use of the Complex Zeros of the Partition Function to Investigate the Critical Behavior of the Generalized Interacting Self-Avoiding Trail Model Entropy. 21: 153
Yose J, Kenna R, MacCarron M, et al. (2018) Network analysis of the Viking Age in Ireland as portrayed in Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh. Royal Society Open Science. 5: 171024
Poghosyan A, Izmailian N, Kenna R. (2017) Exact solution of the critical Ising model with special toroidal boundary conditions. Physical Review. E. 96: 062127
Kenna R, Mryglod O, Berche B. (2017) A scientists' view of scientometrics: Not everything that counts can be counted Condensed Matter Physics. 20
Berche B, Folk R, Kenna R, et al. (2017) Correlations, connections, and physics in complex systems Condensed Matter Physics. 20
Ising T, Folk R, Kenna R, et al. (2017) The fate of Ernst Ising and the fate of his model Journal of Physical Studies. 21
Flores-Sola E, Weigel M, Kenna R, et al. (2017) Cluster Monte Carlo and dynamical scaling for long-range interactions The European Physical Journal Special Topics. 226: 581-594
Kenna R, Berche B. (2017) Universal finite-size scaling for percolation theory in high dimensions Journal of Physics a: Mathematical and Theoretical. 50: 235001
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