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Dr. Stefan Hutzler

Associate Professor (Physics)

 Avalanches and 1/f noise
 Hydrodynamics of wet foams
 Application of statistical physics to risk analysis in finance and sociology
 Development of advanced foams in microgravity
 Research into foams and emulsions in fluidic networks

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Chartered Physicist, Member of the Institute of Physics 1995 PRESENT
Burke, S.R., Möbius, M.E., Hjelt T and Hutzler S , Properties of lightweight fibrous structures made by a novel foam forming technique, Cellulose, 26, 2019, p2529 - 2539, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
J Winkelmann, A Mughal, DB Williams, D Weaire and S Hutzler, Theory of rotational columnar structures of soft spheres, Physical Review E (Rapid Communication), 99, 2019, p020602-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
F.F. Dunne , J. Winkelmann, D. Weaire and S. Hutzler, Implementation of Morse-Witten theory for a polydisperse wet 2D foam simulation, Philosophical Magazine, 99, (18), 2019, p2303 - 2320, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Chapter 16: The structure of liquid foams in, editor(s)D Exerowa, G Gochev, D Platikanov, L Liggieri, R Miller , Foam Film and Foams: Fundamentals and Applications, Boca Raton, London, New York, CRC Press, 2018, pp295 - 308, [S. Hutzler and W Drenckhan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Benjamin Haffner, Jonathan Lalieu, Peter Richmond and Stefan Hutzler, Can soap films be used as models for mortality studies?, Physica A, 508, 2018, p461 - 470, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Hutzler, S. and Ryan-Purcell, J.C.F. and Dunne, F.F. and Weaire, D., A simple formula for the estimation of surface tension from two length measurements for a sessile or pendant drop, Philosophical Magazine Letters, (98), 2018, p9 - 16, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Cox, S. J. and Kraynik, A. M. and Weaire, D. and Hutzler, S., Ideal wet two-dimensional foams and emulsions with finite contact angle, Soft Matter, 14, 2018, p5922 - 5929, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
A. Mughal, J. Winkelmann, D. Weaire and S. Hutzler, Columnar structures of soft spheres: Metastability and hysteresis, Physical Review E, 98, 2018, p043303 - (6 pages), Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
David Whyte, Nick Didkovsky, Stefan Hutzler, Zero Waste: Mapping the Evolution of the Iterative Sight-Reading of a Piano Score, Music Theory Spectrum, 40, (2), 2018, p302 - 313, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
A. Mughal, S.J. Cox, D. Weaire, S.R. Burke and S. Hutzler, Demonstration and interpretation of 'scutoid' cells formed in a quasi-2D soap froth, Philosophical Magazine Letters, 98, 2018, p358 - 364, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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S Hutzler, F Elias, M Moebius, S Tcholakova, Foreword, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 534, 2017, p1 - 1, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Bergin SD, Weaire D and Hutzler S, The Drop heard round the World, Physics World, May 2014, 2014, p26 - 29, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hutzler S, Fractal Ireland, Science Spin, 58, (May/June), 2013, p19-20 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hutzler S., Preface (for Proceedings of International Workshop on Packing Problems), Philosophical Magazine, 93, 2013, p3939 - 3939, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
S. Hutzler, Foams -- Think bubbles, Chemistry&Industry, December 2013, 2013, p49 - 49, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
F Newell, R Murtagh, S Hutzler, A role for Gestalt principles of organisation in shaping preferences for non-natural spatial and dynamic patterns, Perception, European Conference on Visual Perception, Bremen, Germany, 25-29 August 2013, 42 , (ECVP Abstract Suppl.), 2013, pp113 - 113, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Weaire D, Hutzler S and Langlois VJ, Foam rheology in two dimensions, The XVth International Congress on Rheology, Monterrey, USA, American Institute of Physics, 2008, pp833 - 835, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Banhart J, Garcia-Moreno F, Hutzler S, Langevin D, Liggieri L, Miller R, Saint-Jalmes A and Weaire D, Foams and emulsions in space, Europhysics News, 39, 2008, p26 - 28, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Saadatfar M, Hutzler S and Weaire D, Foams, Trinity College Dublin: interconnect, Scientific Computing and Visualisation Newsletter, (2), 2008, p8 - 9, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Andersson M, Banhart J, Caps H, Durian D, Garcia-Moreno F, Hutzler S, Kronberg B, Langevin D, Pitois O, Saadatfar M, Saint-Jalmes A, Vandewalle N, Vignes-Adler M, Weaire D, Foam Research in Microgravity, Journal of The Japan Society of Microgravity Application, 25, 2008, p241 - 244, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


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AREA OF SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY: Physics. Computational and Statistical Physics, in particular physics of foams and granular materials, sociophysics. DOMAIN OF SPECIALIZATION: My research is in the area of soft condensed matter, granular matter, and econo- and sociophysics. In collaboration with Professor Denis Weaire, I have contributed to a better understanding of liquid foams, which constitute a model system of soft matter, through both experiments and simulations (e.g. discovery and monitoring of a solitary wave in foam drainage, avalanches of bubble rearrangements in foams under shear and convective bubble motion in foams under forced drainage). The book "The Physics of Foams" co-written together with D. Weaire (OUP 1999, paperback 2001) and featuring a large amount of original work, has received excellent reviews in the scientific press and has turned into a standard reference in research papers on the physics of foams. Present research interests A further theme of my research are analogies of foams and granular matter concerning packing problems and dilatancy (expansion of a packing of grains under shear). My contribution to econophysics concerns a study of wealth distributions in societies. An agent based model reproduces the long power law tails (Pareto tails) that are typical for such distributions.