1. 1.S. Rica & E. Tirapegui, “Interaction of Defects in Two-Dimensional Systems”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 878 (1990).[View PDF]

  2. 2.S. Rica & E. Tirapegui, “Analytical Description of a State Dominated by Spiral Defects in Two Dimensional Extended Systems”, Physica D 48, 396 (1991). [View PDF]

  3. 3.S. Rica & E. Tirapegui, “Reply to a Comment by Aranson, Kramer & Weber”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 405 (1991). [View PDF]

  4. 4.S. Rica & E. Tirapegui, “Dynamics of vortices in the Ginzburg-Landau equation”, Phys. Lett. A 161, 53 (1991). [View PDF]

  5. 5.S. Rica & E. Tirapegui, “Dynamics of spirals defects in two dimensional extended systems”, in Instabilities and Nonequi- librium Structures IV, eds. E. Tirapegui & W. Zeller, Kluwer (1991).

  6. 6.T. Frisch, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Transition to Dissipation in a Model of Superflow”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 1644 (1992). [View PDF]

  7. 7.T. Frisch & S. Rica, “Dynamics of Spiral Rings in the 3-dimensional Ginzburg-Landau equation”, Physica D 61, 155(1992). [View PDF]

  8. 8.S. Rica & E. Tirapegui, “Dynamics of defects in the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation”, Physica D 61, 246 (1992). [View PDF]

  9. 9.Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Vitesse limite et nucléation dans un modèle de superfluide”, Comptes Rendus Acad. Sc. (Paris), t. 316 Série II, 1523 (1993). [View PDF]

  10. 10.Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Model of superflow with rotons”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 247 (1993). [View PDF]

  11. 11.Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Diffraction Non-Linéaire”, Comptes Rendus Acad. Sc. (Paris), t. 317 Série II, 1287 (1993). [View PDF]

  12. 12.P. Coullet, T. Frisch & S. Rica, “Order parameter of oscillators”, in Nonlinear Dynamics and Spatial Complexity in Optical Systems, Eds. R.G. Harrinson & J.S. Uppal, The Cromwell Press (1993).

  13. 13.S. Rica & Y. Pomeau, “Critical Velocities and Nucleation of Vortices in a Model of Superflow”, in Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures IV, eds. E. Tirapegui & W. Zeller, Kluwer (1993).

  14. 14.T. Frisch, S. Rica, P. Coullet & J.M. Gilli, “Spiral waves in liquid crystals”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 1471 (1994). [View PDF]

  15. 15.Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Dynamics of a Model of a Supersolid”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 2426 (1994). [View PDF]

  16. 16.P. Coullet, T. Frisch, J.M. Gilli & S. Rica, “Excitability in liquid crystal”, Chaos 4, 485 (1994). [View PDF]

  17. 17.S. Rica, “Formation de Structures via une Instabilité Gravitationnelle”, Comptes Rendus Acad. Sc. (Paris), t. 320 Série II, 489 (1995). [View PDF]

  18. 18.C. Josserand, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Cavitation versus vortex nucleation in a model of superfluid”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3150 (1995). [View PDF]

  19. 19.G. Huyet, C. Martinoni, J. Tredicce & S. Rica, “Spatiotemporal dynamics of lasers with a large Fresnel numbers”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4027 (1995). [View PDF]

  20. 20.G. Huyet & S. Rica, “Pattern formation and phase turbulence in the transverse section of lasers”, dans “Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures V”, eds. E. Tirapegui & W. Zeller, Kluwer (1995).

  21. 21.Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Quantum of London and spin–(1/2)”, Il Nuovo Cimento 111 B, 911 (1996). [View PDF]

  22. 22.G. Huyet & S. Rica, “Spatio-temporal instabilities in the tranverse patterns of lasers”, Physica D 96, 215 (1996). [View PDF]

  23. 23.C. Josserand & S. Rica, “Coalescence and Droplets in the subcritical Nonlinear Schrödinger equation”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1215 (1997). [View PDF]

  24. 24.L. Pauchard, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Déformation des coques élastiques”, Comptes Rendus Acad. Sci. (Paris) t. 324 Série II, 411 (1997). [View PDF]

  25. 25.Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Plaques très comprimées”, Comptes Rendus Acad. Sci. (Paris) t. 325 Série II, 181 (1997). [View PDF]

  26. 26.E. Cerda, F. Melo & S. Rica, “Model for Subharmonic Waves in Granular Materials”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 4570 (1997). [View PDF]

  27. 27.L. Pismen, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Core structure and oscillation of spinor vortices”, Physica D 117, 167-180 (1998). [View PDF]

  28. 28.L. Pauchard, & S. Rica, “Contact and compression of elastic spherical shells: the physics of a “ping–pong” ball”, Phil. Mag. B 78, 225 (1998). [View PDF]

  29. 29.S. Chaïeb & S. Rica, “Spontaneous curvature–induced pearling instability”, Phys. Rev. E 58, 7733 (1998). [View PDF]

  30. 30.Y. Pomeau, M.E. Brachet, S. Métens & S. Rica, “Théorie cinétique d’un gaz de Bose dilué avec condensat”, Comptes Rendus Acad. Sc. (Paris) 327 II b, 791 (1999). [View PDF]

  31. 31.C. Josserand, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Vortex shedding in a model of superflow”, Physica D 134, 111 (1999). [View PDF]

  32. 32.A. Lindner, S. Rica & Y. Couder, “Digitation visqueusse dans une mousse”, Rencontre du non-linéaire, p. 68 Paris Onze Editions, Orsay (1999). [View PDF]

  33. 33.N. Mujica, S. Rica & S. Fauve, “Son dans la mousse”, Rencontre du non-linéaire, p. 136 Paris Onze Editions, Orsay (1999). [View PDF]

  34. 34.Contact et Compression de coques sphériques: la physique nonlinéaire des balles de ping-pong (avec L. Pauchard et Y. Pomeau) Bulletin de la SFP vol 119, p 27 (1999).

  35. 35.F. Barra, P. Gaspard & S. Rica, “Nonlinear Schrödinger Flow in a Periodic Potential, Phys. Rev. E 61, 5862 (2000).  [View PDF]

  36. 36.Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Thermodynamics of a dilute Bose Einstein gas with repulsive interactions”, J. Phys. A: Math and Gen. 33, 691 (2000). [View PDF]

  37. 37.Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Thermodynamics of a dilute non perfect Bose Einstein gas”, Europhys. Letters 51, 20 (2000). [View PDF]

  38. 38.E. Hamm, S. Rica & A. Vierheiling, “Wavelength selection of spiral waves in liquid crystals”, “Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures VI”, eds. E. Tirapegui & W. Zeller, Kluwer (2000).

  39. 39.S. Rica, “A remark on the critical speed for vortex nucleation in the nonlinear Schrödinger equation”, Physica D, 148 pp. 221-226 (2001). [View PDF]

  40. 40.R. Lacaze, P. Lallemand, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Dynamical formation of a Bose–Einstein condensate”, Physica D, 152-153 pp. 779-786 (2001). [View PDF]

  41. 41.S. Rica, “Vortex Nucleation and Limit Speed for a Flow Passing Nonlinearly Around a Disk in the Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation”, in Quantized Vortex Dynamics and Superfluid Turbulence, Edited by C.F. Barenghi, R.J. Donnelly, W.F. Vinen, Lecture Notes in Physics, vol. 571 Springer Verlag, p 258 (2001). [View PDF]

  42. 42.L. Pismen & S. Rica, “Fermions on a Vortex Ring”, Phys. Rev. D 66, 045004 (2002). [View PDF]

  43. 43.S. Rica, “Thermodynamics of a dilute Bose gas with condensate”, Comptes Rendus Physique 5, 49 (2004). [View PDF]

  44. 44.S. Rica, “Eigenvalue solution for the self similar Birkhoff-Rott equation”, p. 271 in Instabilities and Nonequilibrium Structures IX, Kluwer (2004).

  45. 45.L. Mahadevan & S. Rica, “Self-Organized Origami”, Science 307, 1740 (2005). [View PDF] [View the Supplementary Information PDF]

  46. 46.N. Seplveda, G. Krstulovic & S. Rica, “Scaling laws in granular continuous avalanches in a rotating drum”, Physica A 356, 178 (2005). [View PDF]

  47. 47.C. S. Orellana, I. S. Aranson, W.-K. Kwok & S. Rica, “Self-diffusion of particles in gas-driven granular layers with periodic flow modulation”, Phys. Rev. E 72, 040301R (2005). [View PDF]

  48. 48.C. Connaughton, C. Josserand, A. Picozzi, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Condensation of classical nonlinear waves”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 263901 (2005). [View PDF]

  49. 49.G. Düring, C. Josserand, & S. Rica, “Weak Turbulence for a Vibrating Plate: Can One Hear a Kolmogorov Spectrum?”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 025503 (2006). [View PDF]

  50. 50.C. Josserand, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Self-similar Singularities in the Kinetics of Condensation”, J. Low Temp. Phys. 145, 231 (2006). [View PDF]

  51. 51.A Picozzi, G Millot, S Pitois, M Haelterman, C Connaughton, C Josserand, S Rica & Y Pomeau, “Formation d’états cohérents en optique non linéaire incohérente: solitons incohérents et condensation'' (2006).

  52. 52.C. Josserand, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Coexisting ordinary elasticity and superfluidity in a model of defect-free supersolid”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 195301 (2007). [View PDF]

  53. 53.S.Rica, “Wave condensation”, Proceedings of the Conference ”Chaos, Complexity and Transport: Theory and Applications” Marseilles (2007). [View PDF]

  54. 54.C. Josserand, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Patterns and supersolids”, Euro. Phys. J. S.T. 146, 47-62 (2007). [View PDF]

  55. 55.N. Sepúlveda, C. Josserand & S. Rica, Nonclassical rotational inertia fraction in a one-dimensional model of a supersolid, Phys. Rev. B 77, 054513 (2008). [View PDF]

  56. 56.A. Picozzi, & S. Rica, “Coherence absorption and condensation induced by thermalization of incoherent nonlinear fields”, Europhys. Letters 84, 34004 (2008). [View PDF]

  57. 57.D.C. Roberts & S. Rica , “Impurity crystal in a Bose-Einstein condensate”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 025301 (2009). [View PDF]

  58. 58.G. Düring, A. Picozzi, & S. Rica, “Breakdown of weak-turbulence and nonlinear wave condensation”, Physica D 238, 1524-1549 (2009). [View PDF]

  59. 59.S. Rica & D.C. Roberts , “Induced interaction and crystallization of self-localized impurity fields in a Bose-Einstein condensate”, Phys. Rev. A 80, 013609 (2009). [View PDF]

  60. 60.A. Picozzi, B. Barviau, B. Kibler & S. Rica, “Thermalization of incoherent nonlinear waves”, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 173, 297-324 (2009). [View PDF].

  61. 61.C. Josserand, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Les supersolides à l’épreuve de l’expérience”, La Recherche 434, 54 (2009).

  62. 62.S. Rica, “Analytical and numerical elements of a supersolid model”, International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 19, 2783-2800 (2009). [View PDF]

  63. 63.N. Sepúlveda, C. Josserand & S. Rica, “Superfluid density in a two-dimensional model of supersolid”, Eur. Phys. J. B 78, 439-447 (2010). [View PDF]

  64. 64.M.G. Clerc, S. Rica & J. Tredicce, “Instabilities and Non-equilibrium Structures. On the occasion of the 60th birthday of Pierre Coullet”, Eur. Phys. J. D 62, 1 (2011). [View PDF]

  65. 65.E. Goles & S. Rica, “Irreversibility and spontaneous appearance of coherent behavior in reversible systems”, Eur. Phys. J. D 62, 127 (2011). [View PDF]

  66. 66.N. Goles Domic, E. Goles & S. Rica, “Dynamics and Complexity of the Schelling segregation model”, Phys. Rev. E 83, 056111 (2011). [View PDF]

  67. 67.S. Rica, “A Phenomenological Ginzburg-Landau theory for Supersolidity”, Phys. Rev. B 84, 184535 (2011). [View PDF] [View the Supplementary Information PDF]

  68. 68.F. Barra, F. Lund, N. Mujica & S. Rica, “Shear Modulus of an Elastic Solid under External Pressure as a function of Temperature: The case of Helium”, Phys. Rev. B 85, 064103 (2012). [View PDF]

  69. 69.G.Düring, C. Josserand, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, “Theory of real supersolids”, Proceedings of the 4th Warsaw School of Statistical Physics, Edrs B. Cichocki, M. Napiorkowski and J. Piasecki, Warsaw Univ. Press, (2012). [View PDF]

  70. 70.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]

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

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

  73. 73.Antonio Picozzi & Sergio Rica, “Condensation of classical optical waves beyond the cubic nonlinear Schrödinger equation”,  Optics Communications 285, 5440 (2012). [View PDF]

  74. 74.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).

  75. 75.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]

  76. 76.V. Cortez, P. Medina,  E. Goles,  R. Zarama, & S. Rica, “ Attractors, statistics and fluctuations of the dynamics of the Schelling's model for social segregation“, Eur. Phys. J. B 88: 25 (2015). DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2014-50603-5. [View PDF]

  77. 77.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]

  78. 78.Felipe Urbina,  Sergio Rica and Enrique Tirapegui, “Coarse-Graining and Master equation in a Reversible and Conservative System”, Discontinuity, Nonlinearity, and Complexity 4, (2) 199-208, (2015). [View PDF]

  79. 79.F. Mora, F.Urbina, V. Cortez, and S. Rica, “Around the Ising Model”, Proceedings of the Dynamics Days South-America, Springer (2015). [View PDF]

  80. 80.N. Akhmediev, et al., “Roadmap on optical rogue waves and extreme events”, J. Opt. 18, 063001 (2016).

  81. 81.A. Picozzi,  J. Garnier, G. Xu, S. Rica, “Introduction to wave turbulence formalisms for incoherent optical waves'', Lecture Notes in Physics 926, 205-276 (2016).

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

  83. 83.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).

  84. 84.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).

  85. 85.G. Düring, C. Josserand, & S. Rica, ``Wave turbulence theory of elastic plates'',  Physica D  347, 42-73 (2017). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2017.01.002).

  86. 86.F. Mora, P. Coullet, S. Rica and E. Tirapegui, “Numerical path integral calculation of the probability function and exit time: an application to non-gradient drift forces", Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 376: 20180027 (2018).

  87. 87.C. Canals, E. Goles, A. Mascareño, S. Rica, and G.A. Ruz, “School Choice in a Market Environment: Individual versus Social Expectations," Complexity, 2018, Article ID 3793095, 11 pages, (2018). (doi.org/10.1155/2018/3793095).

  88. 88.M.A. Valle, G.A. Ruz, S. Rica, “Market basket analysis by solving the inverse Ising problem: Discovering pairwise interaction strengths among products", Physica A, (2019). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2019.03.001).

  89. 89.M.C. Jarur, J. Dumais, and S. Rica, “Limiting speed for Jumping", C. R. Mecanique 347, 305 (2019). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crme.2019.03.005)

  90. 90.S. Rica, “Self-similar vortex reconnection", C. R. Mecanique 347, 365 (2019). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crme.2019.03.011)

  91. 91.S. Slepneva, B. O'Shaughnessy, A.G. Vladimirov, S. Rica, E.A. Viktorov and G.Huyet, “Convective Nozaki-Bekki holes in a long cavity OCT laser", Optics Express 27, 16395-16404 (2019).

  92. 92.G. Düring, C. Josserand, G. Krstulovic, and S. Rica, “Is turbulence universal? A Kolmogorov spectrum for strongly vibrating plates",  Phys Rev. Fluids 4, 064804 (2019).

  93. 93.C. Josserand, Y. Pomeau & S. Rica, Finite-time singularities as a mechanism for dissipation in a turbulent media", submitted to PRL (2019).

  94. 94.M. Montalva-Medel, S. Rica, and F. Urbina, “Phase space classification of an Ising Cellular Automaton: the Q2R model", to be  submitted Chaos, Solitons and Fractals (2019).

Scientific Papers



“Sobre la interacción de defectos topológicos en sistemas macroscópicos bidimensionales fuera del equilibrio”, Sergio Rica, M.Sc. in Physics, Universidad de Chile (1989).

Défauts et Structures dans les Systèmes hors d'Equilibre", Sergio Rica,  Ph.D. in Physics, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (1993). [View Part 1 PDF] [View Part 2 PDF]

“Equilibre et cinétique des systèmes d'ondes conservatifs", Sergio Rica, Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université de Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI (2007). [View PDF]

“Instabilities and Non-equilibrium Structures IX, Edited by Orazio Descalzi, Javier Martínez & Sergio Rica, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (2004).


Unpublished papers

  1. 1.G. Huyet & S. Rica, ``A note on the theory of an electromagnetic charge and the Lorentz–Dirac equation I: Classical case",  Conférence en l'honneur des 65 ans d'Enrique Tirapegui, Valbonne, France (2000).

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

Conference Abstracts papers

  1. 1.Sergio Rica, “Can one hear a Kolmogorov Spectrum?”,  Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2009).

  2. 2.David Roberts & Sergio Rica, “Induced interaction and crystallization of impurity fields in a Bose-Einstein condensate”, Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2009).

  3. 3.A. Picozzi, S. Rica, HR Jauslin, B Barviau, B. Kibler, P. Suret, S. Randoux, “Wave turbulence and thermalization of random nonlinear waves”, Complex Phenomena in Nonlinear Physics, Erice (2009).

  4. 4.Antonio Picozzi, Sergio Rica, HR Jauslin, Christophe Josserand, S Pitois, Benoît Barviau, Bertrand Kibler, Pierre Aschieri, Pierre Suret, Stéphane Randoux, G Millot, ``Thermalization of random nonlinear waves: Application to optical waves'', Conférence en l'honneur des 65 ans de Matveev, Dijon, France (2009).

  5. 5.Can Sun, Shu Jia, Christopher Barsi, Antonio Picozzi, Sergio Rica,  & Jason W Fleischer, “Observation of classical optical wave condensation”, Frontiers in Optics,  Optical Society of America (2010).

  6. 6.Can Sun, Shu Jia, Christopher Barsi, Antonio Picozzi, Sergio Rica, & Jason W. Fleischer, “Observation of the Condensation of Classical Waves”, Conference paper of the  Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS), San Jose, CA, May 16, (2010).

  7. 7.Can Sun, Shu Jia, Christopher Barsi, Antonio Picozzi, Sergio Rica, and Jason W. Fleischer, ``Condensation Of Classical Optical Waves'', Conference Paper Nonlinear Photonics (NP) Karlsruhe, Germany, June 21, (2010).

  8. 8.Guohai Situ, Can Sun, Shu Jia, Christopher Barsi, Antonio Picozzi, Sergio Rica, and Jason W. Fleischer, “Dynamic Phase Transitions using Classical Light”, Conference paper of Physics and   Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (PQE-2010), Snowbird, Utah, Jan 2-6, (2012).

  9. 9.A. Blécon, N. Blécon, T. Briceño, A. Calendreau, D. Cid, E. Delisle, J. Delisle,G. Escobar, M. Fiora, M. Galarce, A. González, C. González, X. González, C. Guinet-Pinot, M. Guinet-Pinot, A. Kiwi, B. Kiwi, M. Lamarque, P. Lamarque,  E. Nemouchi,  K. Nemouchi, J. Olea, A. Raymond, O. Rica, S. Rica, R. Rojas, J. Valderrama, P. Villagrán, A. Concha, S. Rica , Se puede construir una torre de monedas infinitamente alta?, Proceedings of the  XIX Simposio Chileno de Física, Concepción, Nov 26-28,  2014. Sochifi2014.pdf

  10. 10.S. Slepneva, B. O'Shaughnessy, S. Hegarty, B. Kelleher, S. Rica, and G.Huyet, ``Convective Nozaki-Bekki holes in a long cavity laser'', Proc. SPIE 9732, Real-time Measurements, Rogue Events, and Emerging Applications, 97320F (March 9, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2209403.