Royce Zia

Professor Emeritus

Condensed Matter Theory
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A.B. Princeton, 1964.
Ph.D. MIT, 1968.
Short Bio

303A Robeson Hall

 rkpzia "at"

Educational Activities

    Recent publications in the American Journal of Physics:


Research Interests

  • Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics 
  • Phase transitions and critical phenomena;  Renormalization group analysis 
  • Monte Carlo simulation techniques 
  • Stochastic differential equations and field theory 
  • Driven diffusive and Reaction-diffusion systems 
  • Applications to, e.g., microbiological systems, population dynamics, opinion formation, adaptive networks and climate science  

"Nuggets" for the NSF:  


Recent Activities


Conferences and Workshops (recent; invited):