# Ralph Kenna

## Affiliations: | 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 |

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Statistical Physics##### Website:

http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~kenna/##### Google:

"Ralph Kenna"##### Bio:

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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#### Children

Sign in to add traineePádraig Mac Carron | grad student | Coventry University | |

Emilio Flores-Sola | grad student | 2013-2016 | Coventry University |

#### Collaborators

Sign in to add collaboratorBertrand Berche | collaborator | ||

Silvio Renato Dahmen | collaborator | Coventry University | |

Reinhard Folk | collaborator | (Chemistry Tree) | |

Desmond Alexander Johnston | collaborator | Coventry University |

#### Publications

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Zad HA, Ananikian N, Kenna R. (2019) The specific heat and magnetic properties of two species of spin-1/2 ladders with butterfly-shaped unit blocks. Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter : An Institute of Physics Journal. 31: 445802 |

Flores-Sola E, Berche B, Kenna R, et al. (2016) Role of Fourier Modes in Finite-Size Scaling above the Upper Critical Dimension. Physical Review Letters. 116: 115701 |

Krasnytska M, Sarkanych P, Berche B, et al. (2016) Marginal dimensions of the Potts model with invisible states Journal of Physics a: Mathematical and Theoretical. 49 |

Krasnytska M, Berche B, Holovatch Y, et al. (2016) Partition function zeros for the Ising model on complete graphs and on annealed scale-free networks Journal of Physics a: Mathematical and Theoretical. 49 |

Berche B, Holovatch Y, Kenna R, et al. (2016) Academic research groups: Evaluation of their quality and quality of their evaluation Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 681 |

Kenna R, Carron PM. (2016) Maths Meets Myths: Network Investigations of Ancient Narratives Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 681 |

Hovhannisyan VV, Ananikian NS, Kenna R. (2016) Partition function zeros and magnetization plateaus of the spin-1 Ising-Heisenberg diamond chain Physica a: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications. 453: 116-130 |

Mryglod O, Holovatch Y, Kenna R, et al. (2016) Quantifying the evolution of a scientific topic: reaction of the academic community to the Chornobyl disaster Scientometrics. 106: 1151-1166 |

Kenna R, Carron PM. (2016) Maths meets myths Physics World. 29: 22-27 |

Izmailian NSh, Hu CK, Kenna R. (2015) Exact solution of the dimer model on the generalized finite checkerboard lattice. Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 91: 062139 |