Sergio Rica

Professor  of  Physics


Recent Publications

  1. 1.G. During, C. Josserand, G. Krstulovic, and S. Rica, “Is turbulence universal? A Kolmogorov spectrum for strongly vibrating plates", submitted to Phys Rev. Fluids (2019).

  2. 2.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", to appear Optics Express (2019).

  3. 3.S. Rica, “Self-similar vortex reconnection", C. R. Mecanique (2019). (

  4. 4.M.C. Jarur, J. Dumais, and S. Rica, “Limiting speed for Jumping", C. R. Mecanique (2019). (

  5. 5.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).

  6. 6.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). (

  7. 7.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).

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

  9. 9.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).

  10. 10.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).

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

  12. 12.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]

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.