Home page of Alexei
Likhtman
Professor of Mathematical Physics
Department of Mathematics
University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 217,
Reading, RG6 6AH, UK
tel:
0118 3788995
fax: 0118 9313423
room: maths 211
email: 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 multipletau correlator is available here.
On 18 of September 2008 I started a blog called "Dynamics
of Entangled Polymers" at goentangle.blogspot.com,
where I hope to have a discussion on fundamental physics of entanglements.
Here is a snapshot of my blog: it
reflects pretty well the state of my brain in the second half of 2008.
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