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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
D. Weaire, A. Mughal, J. Ryan-Purcell and S. Hutzler, Description of the buckling of a chain of hard spheres in terms of Jacobi functions, Physica D, 433, 2022, p133177-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
P Richmond, BM Roehner, A Irannezhad and S Hutzler, Mortality: a physics perspective, Physica A, 566, 2021, p125660-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
SR Burke, M. Moebius, J Ketoja, T Hjelt and S Hutzler,, Analysis of the foam-forming of non-woven lightweight fibrous materials using X-ray tomography, SN Applied Sciences, 3, 2021, p192-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Jing Z, Feng C, Cox S and Hutzler S, Variation of average coordination number with liquid fraction for two-dimensional foams with finite contact angle, Philosophical Magazine, 101, 2021, p1048 - 1060, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
A. Mughal, D. Weaire and S Hutzler, Peierls-Nabarro potential for a confined chain of hard spheres under compression, epl (Europhysics Letters), 135, 2021, p26002-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
A Bois, E Garcia-Roger, E Hong, S Hutzler, A Irannezhad, A Mannioui, P Richmond, B. Roehner, and S Tronche, Congenital anomalies from a physics perspective. The key role of ``manufacturing'' volatility, Physica A, 537, 2020, p122742 - (22 pages), Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Denis Weaire, Ali Irannezhad, Adil Mughal and Stefan Hutzler, A simple experimental system to illustrate the nonlinear properties of a linear chain under compression., American Journal of Physics, 88, (5), 2020, p347 - 352, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Stefan Hutzler, Adil Mughal, John Ryan-Purcell, Ali Irannezhad, and Denis Weaire, Buckling of a linear chain of hard spheres in a harmonic confining potential: Numerical and analytical results for low and high compression, Physical Review E, 102, 2020, p022905-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Hutzler S, Dunne FF, Kraynik AM and Weaire D, The energy of fcc and hcp foams, Soft Matter, 16, 2020, p8262 - 8271, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Alex Bois, Eduardo M. García-Roger, Elim Hong, Stefan Hutzler, Ali Irannezhad, Abdelkrim Mannioui, Peter Richmond, Bertrand M. Roehner and Stéphane Tronche, Physical models of infant mortality: implications for defects in biological systems, Journal of Biological Physics, 46, 2020, p371 - 394, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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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.