Gary P. Morriss

Gary Morriss was born in Singleton, Australia in 1951. He obtained a B.Math. with first class honours in mathematics/physics at Newcastle University in 1976 and gained his Ph.D. in statistical mechanics from Melbourne University in 1980. After postdoctoral appointments at Cornell and ANU, he became a Research Fellow and later Senior Research Fellow at ANU. In 1989 he was appointed as Lecturer in the School of Physics at the University of New South Wales. He is now a Professor in theoretical physics and serves as Undergraduate Director in the School of Physics. His research interests are statistical mechanics and dynamical systems.

Statistical Mechanics of Nonequilibrium Liquids »

Authored by: Denis J. Evans, Gary P. Morriss
During the 1980’s there were many developments regarding the nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of dense classical atomic fluids. These developments have had a major impact on the computer simulation methods used to model nonequilibrium fluids. The present volume is, in part, an attempt to provide a pedagogical discussion of the statistical mechanical justification of these algorithms. There is a symbiotic relationship between theoretical nonequilibrium statistical mechanics on the one hand and the theory and practice of computer simulation on the other. Sometimes, the initiative for progress has been with the pragmatic requirements of computer simulation and at other times, the initiative has been with the fundamental theory of nonequilibrium processes. This book summarises progress in this field up to 1990.