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H. Eugene Stanley

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Dates

March 28, 1941 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Stanley, H. Eugene (Harry Eugene), 1941-

Biography

Abstract

H. Eugene Stanley is University Professor at Boston University (1979-present). Other institutional affiliations include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His main current focus is understanding the anomalous behavior of liquid water in bulk, nanoconfined, and biological environments. He has also worked on a range of other topics in complex systems, such as quantifying correlations among the constituents of the Alzheimer brain, and quantifying fluctuations in noncoding and coding DNA sequences, interbeat intervals of the healthy and diseased heart.

Important Dates

March 28, 1941Birth, Oklahoma City (Okla.).

1962Obtained BA in Physics, Wesleyan University, Middletown (Conn.).

1967Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1967 – 1969Staff Member, Solid State Physics Group, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1968 – 1969Physics Fellow, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, University of California, Berkeley.

1969 – 1976Assistant Professor of Physics (1969-1971); Consultant, Lincoln Laboratory (1969-1971); Associate Professor of Physics (1971-1973); and Hermann von Helmholtz Associate Professor of Health Science and Technology (1973-1976), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1975Visiting Professor of Physics, Osaka University (Ōsaka Daigaku).

1976 – presentProfessor of Physics (1976-1979); Director, Center for Polymer Studies (1978-present); Professor of Physiology, School of Medicine (1978-present); University Professor (1979-present); and Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering (2007-present), Boston University, Boston (Mass.).

1977Visiting Professor of Physics, University of Toronto.

1984 – 1992Consultant, Sandia National Laboratories.

2004Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2008Awarded Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Statistical physicist.

Places

Birth

Oklahoma City (Okla.)

Undergraduate Education

Middletown (Conn.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Boston (Mass.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Biophysics.

Neurosciences.

Statistical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Delbrück, Max

Fulbright advisor at University of Cologne.

Hong, Daniel C., 1956-2002

Advised by Stanley at Boston University.

Kaplan, T. A.

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "Critical phenomena in Heisenberg models of magnetism."

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

PhD advisor at Harvard University.

Colleagues

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Boston University.

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goodenough, John B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Institutions

Major Positions

Boston University. Center for Polymer Studies

Director.

Boston University. Department of Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering.

Boston University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and University Professor.

Boston University. School of Medicine

Professor of Physiology.

Lincoln Laboratory

Staff Member, Solid State Physics Group and Consultant.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Herman von Helmholtz Associate Professor of Health Science and Technology.

Ōsaka Daigaku

Visiting Professor of Physics.

University of California, Berkeley. Miller Institute for Basic Research

Physics Fellow.

University of Toronto. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2008 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1967).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Sandia National Laboratories

Consultant.

Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1962).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

50th anniversary of Physical Review Letters [audiorecording], March 2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with H. Eugene Stanley, 2002 February 11.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Author

Biomedical physics and biomaterials science. Edited by H. Eugene Stanley.

Cooperative phenomena near phase transitions; a bibliography with selected readings, edited by H. Eugene Stanley.

Fractal concepts in surface growth / Albert-Lászlo Barabási, H. Eugene Stanley.

From Newton to Mandelbrot : a primer in theoretical physics with fractals for the Macintosh / Dietrich Stauffer, H. Eugene Stanley ; [translator of chapters 1-4, A.H. Armstrong].

Introduction to phase transitions and critical phenomena / by H. Eugene Stanley.

On growth and form : fractal and non-fractal patterns in physics / edited by H. Eugene Stanley, Nicole Ostrowsky.

Statistical physics : invited lectures from STATPHYS 16, the 16th International Conference on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Boston University, August 11-15, 1986 / editor, H. Eugene Stanley.

Statistical physics : third Tohwa University International Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, 8-12 November 1999 / editors, Michio Tokuyama, H. Eugene Stanley.

The physics of complex systems : new advances and perspectives / edited by F. Mallamace and H.E. Stanley.