Ralph Kenna

Coventry University

Professor Ralph Kenna (born 27 August 1964) is an Irish mathematician and theoretical physicist who is deputy director of mathematics research at Coventry University. He is a specialist in critical phenomena and sociophysics. Kenna was born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland, on 27 August 1964. He obtained his BSc and Master's degrees at Trinity College Dublin in 1988. He completed his PhD at the University of Graz under Professor Christian Lang in 1993. Kenna was an EU Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool (1994–1997) and at Trinity College Dublin (1997–1999). He lectured at Trinity College from 1998 to 2002 and has been with Coventry University since 2002. In 2005, he co-founded the Applied Mathematics Research Centre there. His research interests relate to field theory, statistical physics of phase transitions and complex systems.
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Serhiy Sorokov

Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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