Address: Av. Blanco Encalada 2008
Charge: Profesor Titular
Macroscopic matter, that is, matter made up of a large number of constituents, out of equilibrium, exhibits rich, dynamic behaviors. Which generically cannot be understood simply by studying the parts that makeup matter but in itself as a whole, non-linear physics. Prof. Clerc’s scientific efforts are focused on understanding the robust behaviors of macroscopic matter out of equilibrium, that is, phenomena that do not depend on the underlying physics such as oscillations, waves, pattern formation, phase transitions, dynamics of defects and interfaces, phase singularities or vortices, bifurcations, etc., and their applications to Mechanics, Nonlinear Optics, Liquid crystals, fluids, granular media, magnetic systems, Statistical mechanics, stochastic processes, Theory of dynamic systems and catastrophes.