Home page of Alexei Likhtman
Professor of Mathematical Physics
fax: 0118 9313423
room: maths 211
e-mail: A.Likhtman @ reading.ac.uk
- There are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. – Franz Kafka
- It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.- Konrad Lorenz
My main interest is theory and simulations of entangled polymers. It includes the following topics:
In April 2009, together with Jorge Ramirez we released our free Reptate software, which stands for “Rheology of Entangled Polymers: Toolkit for Analysis of Theory & Experiment”. It allows users to easily manipulate rheological data and fit it with modern theories for entangled polymers. Most of my theories are incorporated there.
A simplest code for multiple-tau correlator is available here.
On 18 of September 2008 I started a blog called "Dynamics of Entangled Polymers" at go-entangle.blogspot.com, where I hope to have a discussion on fundamental physics of entanglements.
Theoretical Polymer Physics group in March 2009. From left to right: Alexei Likhtman, Bart Vorselaars, Mark Matsen, Jorge Ramirez, Gabriele Migliorini, Tim Palmer, Alex Lukyanov, M.Ponmurugan, Shukor Talib, Tom Beardsley, Jing Cao