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Eric De Giuli, PhD

KHS 331
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3


Statistical physics of complex systems: systems with many degrees of freedom can exhibit unexpected and dramatic emergent behaviour at large scales. For example, an elastic solid has a shear modulus while an atom does not. In my work I study such behaviour in specific systems and also propose general models that may describe universal phenomena observable in many systems. Current interest is in analytical techniques for topologically disordered systems, in particular amorphous matter, syntactic structures, and reaction networks.

Selected Publications

Eric DeGiuli, “Emergence of Order in Random Languages,” J. Phys. A. special issue celebrating Giorgio Parisi, 2019.

Eric DeGiuli, “Random Language model”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 128301, 2019

Eric DeGiuli, “Field theory for amorphous solids”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 118001, 2018.

Eric DeGiuli, “Edwards field theory for glasses and granular matter”, Phys. Rev. E. 98, 033001, 2018.

Eric DeGiuli and Matthieu Wyart, “Friction Law and Hysteresis in Granular Materials”, Proc. Nat’l. Acad. Sci. USA 114, 9284, 2017.

Eric DeGiuli and Matthieu Wyart, “Unifying Suspension and Granular Flows near Jamming”, Powders & Grains 2017, EPJ Web Conf., 140, 01003, 2017.

Rojman Zargar, Eric DeGiuli, and Daniel Bonn, “Scaling for Hard Sphere Colloidal Glasses near Jamming”, Europhys. Lett. 116 (6), 68004, 2017.

Martin Trulsson, Eric DeGiuli, and Matthieu Wyart, “Effect of Friction on Dense Suspension Flows of Hard Particles”, Phys. Rev. E. 95 (1), 012605, 2017.

Eric DeGiuli and Jim McElwaine, “Comment on: What Determines the Static Force Chains in Stressed Granular Media?”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117(15), 159801, 2016.

Eric DeGiuli, Jim McElwaine, and Matthieu Wyart, “Phase Diagram for Inertial Granular Flows”, Phys. Rev. E 94, 012904, 2016.

Le Yan, Eric DeGiuli, and Matthieu Wyart, “On Variational Arguments Near Jamming”, Europhys. Lett. 114, 26003, 2016.

Eric DeGiuli, Gustavo Düring, Edan Lerner, and Matthieu Wyart, “Unified Theory of Inertial Granular Flows and Non-Brownian Suspensions”, Phys. Rev. E 91, 062206, 2015.

Eric DeGiuli, Edan Lerner, and Matthieu Wyart, “Theory of the Jamming Transition at Finite Temperature”, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 164503, 2015.

Eric DeGiuli, Edan Lerner, Carolina Brito, and Matthieu Wyart, “Force Distribution Affects Vibrational Properties in Hard Sphere Glasses”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 17054, 2014.

Eric DeGiuli, Adrien Laversanne-Finot, Gustavo Düring, Edan Lerner, and Matthieu Wyart, “Effects of coordination and pressure on sound attenuation, boson peak and elasticity in amorphous solids”, Soft Matter 10, 5628, 2014.

Edan Lerner, Eric DeGiuli, Gustavo Düring, and Matthieu Wyart, “Breakdown of Continuum Elasticity in Amorphous Solids”, Soft Matter 10, 5085-5092, 2014.

Eric DeGiuli and Christian Schoof, “On the Granular Stress-Geometry Equation”, Europhys. Lett. 105, 28001

Alexander Robel, Eric DeGiuli, Christian Schoof, and Eli Tziperman, “Dynamics of ice stream temporal variability: Modes, scales, and hysteresis”, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 118, 925–936, 2012.

Eric DeGiuli and Jim McElwaine, “Laws of Granular Solids. Geometry and Topology”, Phys. Rev. E 84, 041310, 2011.