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 
Area:
Statistical Physics
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http://users.complexity-coventry.org/~kenna/
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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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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
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