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The Dahmen Group Is...

Associate Professor Karin Dahmen

Professor Dahmen received her Vordiplom in physics from the Universitaet Bonn, Germany, in 1989, and her Ph.D. in physics from Cornell in 1995. Before joining the faculty at Illinois in 1999, she was a Junior Fellow at Harvard University. She has wide-ranging interests in "soft" condensed matter physics, including nonequilibrium dynamical systems, hysteresis, avalanches, earthquakes, population biology, and disorder-induced critical behavior.




Matt Delgado (graduate student)

Matt Delgado is a fifth-year graduate student studying ferroelectrics. His interests include cooking, brewing beer in his basement, crossword puzzles, and PBS. Matt's last name means "skinny" or "thin" in Spanish. Matt graduated from the University of Texas at Austin--hook 'em, Horns!




Yang Liu (graduate student)

Yang Liu received his bachelor’s and master's degrees in physics from the Nanjing University, China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He studied vortex dynamics in type-II superconductors at Nanjing University. Now he is working on the fractal structure of avalanches in the random-field Ising model.




GiorgiosGeorgios Tsekenis (graduate student)

Georgios Tsekenis received his BSc in physics from the University of Athens, Greece in 2003 and his MSc in 2005 from Florida State University. He has worked on earthquake statistical analysis and transport in 3D and 2D systems. Current projects include interacting dislocations in solids and the occurence and expansion of the Black Band Disease in coral populations. He is a big fan of olive oil and football.





Robert White (grad student)

John Carpenter (grad student)

Amit Mehta (grad student)

Andrew Missel (grad student)

Alex Travesset (post-doc)




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