Sidney Redner

Email -- redner at santafe dot edu, office phone: (505) 946-2764
Address: Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM   87501


Sidney Redner

Professional Background

A.B. in Physics, 1972, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Ph.D. in Physics, 1977, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Postdoctoral Fellow 1977-78, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I am a Resident Faculty Member of the Santa Fe Institute. My research interests are in non-equilibrium statistical physics, first-passage processes and diffusion, chemical kinetics, complex networks, and social dynamics. Click on the images in the gallery below for more details about various projects. Between 1978 and 2015, I was a faculty member in the Boston University Physics Department and the Center for Polymer Studies. During my time at BU, I was an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute between 2007-2014, a Visiting Professor at Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France in 2008, the Ulam Scholar at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2004-05, and a Visiting Scientist & Consultant, Schlumberger-Doll Research between 1984-86. I am a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the recipient of the 2021 Kadanoff Prize from the APS. I've served as a Divisional Associate Editor for Physical Review Letters (2014-2020), an Associate Editor for the Journal of Statistical Physics. and Editorial Board member of Journal of Physics A, the American Journal of Physics, the Journal of Statistical Mechanics, and the Journal of Informetrics.

A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics by P. L. Krapivsky, S. Redner, and E. Ben Naim (Cambridge University Press, 2010), a graduate text on non-equilibrium statistical physics. Table of contents and preface. Current errata list (updated July 8, 2017). If you find additional errors, please let one of the authors know.

A Guide to First-Passage Processes by S. Redner (Cambridge University Press, 2001), a monograph on first-passage processes and their applications. Table of contents and preface. Current errata list (updated April 1, 2021). If you find additional errors, please let me know.

My one-page CV (updated December 2021).   Publications (last addition/update: September 2, 2022).   Slides from selected talks (Last addition: Jan. 7, 2015).    Past and Current Ph.D. students.

    Elementary Tutorial on Random Walks (part of the SFI Complexity Explorer Program)
    PY 482 Course Website (Freshman Seminar at Boston University, Spring 2013)
    PY 542 Course Website (Graduate Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics at Boston University, Fall 2011)
    PY 211 Lecture Notes (Freshman Mechanics at Boston University, Spring 2006)

Research Projects: (mouse over images for a description; click on hyperlinked images for details)