Joseph Jones

Hi, I'm Joseph Jones.


I am a Theoretical Physics PhD student at the University of Birmingham researching statistical physics and phase transitions.

I think about the collective behaviour of spins that populate low dimensional materials. Spins is a cryptic word here as it can mean various things such as electrons or neurons depending on whether we are thinking about magnetism or neuroscience. Thinking about the short-range interactions of these fundamental pieces of systems is vitally important to understanding common phenomena like magnetism and traffic flow/jams.

Technically: I have recently been involved in developing statistical physics perturbation theory. A direct analogue of the quantum version that can be used to probe phase transitions of classical spin models. The perturbation theory uses a new mathematical result involving a power-series expansion of the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff formula.

I have a passive interest in computing and finance, having completed projects pertaining to machine learning, investment strategies and trading.

Recent Articles

Here are some recent articles.

Beyond the Imitation Game: Quantifying and extrapolating the capabilities of language models // 2022-06-09
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