Sergio Rica

Professor  of  Physics


Recent Publications


  1. 1.S. Rica, ``Wave turbulence theory for gravitational waves in general relativity: The Space-Time Kolmogorov spectrum'' (2016).

  2. 2.G. Düring, C. Josserand, & S. Rica, ``Wave turbulence theory of elastic plates'',  Physica D  347, 42-73 (2017). (

  3. 3.P. Medina, E. Goles, R. Zarama, and S. Rica, “Self-organized societies: on the Sakoda Model of Social Interactions”, Complexity, vol. 2017, Article ID 3548591, 16 pages, (2017). (doi:10.1155/2017/3548591).

  4. 4.A. Reid, F. Lechenault, S. Rica and M. Adda-Bedia, “Geometry and design of origami bellows with tunable response”, Phys. Rev. E  95, 013002 (2017).

  5. 5.F. Urbina and S. Rica, “Master equation approach to reversible and conservative discrete systems'', Phys. Rev.  E 94,   062140 (2016).

  6. 6.G. Düring, C. Josserand, & S. Rica, “Self-similar formation of an inverse cascade in vibrating elastic plates”, Phys. Rev. E 91, 052916 (2015). [View PDF]

  7. 7.M. Kiwi, P. Moisset de Espanés, I. Rapaport,  S. Rica and G. Theyssier, “Strict majority bootstrap percolation in the r-wheel'', Information Processing Letters 114,  277-281 (2014). [View PDF]

  8. 8.T. Humbert, O. Cadot, G. Düring, C. Josserand, S. Rica and C. Touzé, “Wave turbulence in vibrating plates: The effect of damping'', Euro. Phys Lett. 102, 30002 (2013). [View PDF]

  9. 9.F. Vivanco, S. Rica & F. Melo, “Dynamical arching in a two dimensional granular flow”, Granular Matter 14, 563 (2012). [View PDF]

  10. 10.P. Mason, C. Josserand, & S. Rica, “Activated nucleation of vortices in a dipole-blockaded supersolid condensate”,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 109,  045201 (2012). [View PDF]

  11. 11.Can Sun, Shu Jia, Christopher Barsi, Sergio Rica, Antonio Picozzi, and Jason W. Fleischer, “Observation of the condensation of classical waves”,  Nature Physics 8, 471 (2012). [View PDF]

For the past 25 years, I have contributed to a large variety of problems in nonlinear physics, from the interaction of defects, pattern formation, models of superfluidity to the kinetics and thermodynamics of Bose-Einstein condensation, theory of supersolidity and wave turbulence theory.  Since 1993 I have been researcher at the CNRS France at both the Institute Nonlinear de Nice and Ecole normal supérieure in Paris. Currently,  I am Professor  at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile.