I am trained as a condensed matter theorist and have a wide variety of research interests in soft matter, statistical physics and applied mathematics. I am interested in trying to construct simple but observationally constrained theories and analogue experiments for complex phenomena in nonlinear dynamics, fluid dynamics, astrophysics, biophysics and geophysics – particularly rapid climate change. The scales of interest range from atomic to astronomical units. I collaborate with a people from many disciplines and my students and post docs come to Yale from departments of engineering, physics and applied mathematics.
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- Wettlaufer, J.S., The universe in a cup of coffee, Physics Today 64 (5), 66 (2011).
- Moon, W. and J.S. Wettlaufer, A low-order theory of Arctic sea ice stability, Europhys. Lett. 96, 39001 (2011).
- Spannuth, M.J., S. G. J. Mochrie, S. S. L. Peppin and J.S. Wettlaufer, Particle-scale structure in frozen colloidal suspensions from small-angle x-ray scattering, Phys. Rev. E 83, 021402 (2011).
- Wells, A.J., J.S. Wettlaufer and S.A. Orszag, Brine fluxes from growing sea ice, Geophys. Res. Lett. 38, L04501 (2011).
- Neufeld, J.A. and J.S. Wettlaufer, Shear flow, phase change and matched asymptotic expansions: pattern formation in mushy layers, Physica D 240, 140 (2011).
- Hansen-Goos, H. and J.S. Wettlaufer, A fundamental measure theory for the sticky hard sphere fluid, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 014506 (2011).