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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Alan Middleton

Middleton portrait

Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship

Professor

A&S Administration

A&S Dean's Cabinet

Physics

Biophysical Science

208 Tolley Humanities Building

aamiddle@syr.edu


Research Interests

  • Condensed matter and statistical physics.
  • Disordered materials, such as random magnets and interfaces in a random environment.
  • Computational physics.
  • Links between ideas for algorithms and physical principles.

Research Spotlight

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Visualization of clusters and multifractal walls found in computer simulations of a disordered material.

News Articles

Alan Middleton Appointed A&S Associate Dean

(May 9, 2017)

Professor and chair of physics, Middleton will ensure continued development of sciences, mathematics, humanities

Physics Chair Honored for Innovation, Education, Leadership

(Dec. 15, 2016)

A. Alan Middleton is a newly elected 2016 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Education

1990 Ph.D. in Physics

Princeton University 1985 Certificate of Advanced Study (Part III Maths)
Cambridge University 1984 B.S. in Physics and Mathematics with distinction
Harvey Mudd College

Awards & Professional Honors

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2010 - present
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1995-1999

Selected Publications

"Exact algorithm for sampling the two-dimensional Ising spin glass", Creighton K. Thomas, A. Alan Middleton. Physical Review E 80, 046708 (2009).

"Statistics of static avalanches in a random pinning landscape", Pierre Le Doussal, A. Alan Middleton, Kay Joerg Wiese, Physical Review E 79, 050101 (2009).

"Are Domain Walls in Spin Glasses Described by Stochastic Loewner Evolutions?", D. Bernard, P. Le Doussal, and A. Alan Middleton, Physical Review B 76, 020403(R)(2007).

"The three-dimensional random field Ising magnet: interfaces, scaling, and the nature of states", A. Alan Middleton and Daniel S. Fisher, Physical Review B 65, 134411 (2002).

"Collective Transport in Arrays of Small Metallic Dots",Physical Review Letters 71, 3198 (1993). A. Alan Middleton and Ned S. Wingreen.