Jan Fiala

Jan FialaJan Fiala

Associate Professor of Physics

E-mail: jf3zc@uvawise.edu
Phone: 276.328.0179
Office: Science 233

Education

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 2004
  • M.Sc., Mathematical Physics, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1997

Courses Taught

  • How Things Work
  • Introduction to Physics
  • General Physics Lab
  • Electronics
  • Quantum Physics

Research Interests

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Modeling natural phenomena using Mathematica, Java
  • Statistical Physics – Farey Fraction Spin Chain, Nucleation Theory
  • Wolfram Demonstration Projects (my FINS project, research, education codes)

Selected Publications

O. F. Bandtlow, J. Fiala, P. Kleban, T. Prellberg, Asymptotics of the Farey Fraction Spin Chain Free Energy at the Critical Point,
J.Stat.Phys., 138, 447-464 (2010).

J. Fiala, and P. Kleban, Intervals between Farey fractions in the limit of infinite level,
Ann. Sci. Math. Québec 34, no 1, 63–71 (2010).

T. Prellberg, J. Fiala, P. Kleban,  Cluster Approximation for the Farey Fraction Spin Chain,
J. Stat. Phys., 123, 455-471 (2006).

J. Fiala, P. Kleban, Generalized Number Theoretic Spin Chain-Connections to Dynamical Systems and Expectation Values,
J. Stat. Phys., 121, 553-577 (2005).

J. Fiala, P. Kleban, Thermodynamics of the Farey Fraction Spin Chain,
J. Stat. Phys., 116, 1471-1490 (2004).

J. Fiala, P. Kleban, and A. Ozluk, The Phase Transition in Statistical Models Defined on Farey Fractions,
J. Stat. Phys., 110, 73-86 (2003).