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Alfred Hubler's Homepage

    Alfred Hubler graduated in 1983 in Nuclear Condensed Matter Physics from the Technical University of Munich. His Ph.D. at the Technical University was on controlling chaos and fractal particle agglomeration process. After his Ph.D. he joined Herman Haken's Synergetics group at the University of Stuttgart as post doc. Since 1989 he is a faculty member of the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute. From 1993 to 1994 he was a Toshiba chair professor at Keio University in Tokio, Japan. Dr. Hubler published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed journals and almost 30 editorials about his experimental and theoretical work on complex systems (H index 16). One of his 2008 papers is one of the top 3% most downloaded papers of all Institute of Physics journals. The American Physical Society (APS) listed his paper on mixed reality on the APS tipsheet and invited him to give a press conference on this topic at the 2008 March meeting. Hubler has a 1997 US patent on minimum dissipation quantum-dot transistors and in 2009 the UIUC filed a patent in his name on digital quantum batteries.

    Hubler is the creator of the online tutoring software CyberProf. Students describe him is a passionate and engaging teacher. Almost every semester he is ranked as an excellent teacher . In 2006 he received the A. E. Nordsieck Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

    Hubler serves as an elected UIUC senator (3rd term). Hubler's detailed CV is here.

Current Research: 50% Physics/Engergy Science/Biology experiments, 30% Discrete-Math/Computer Science/Information Science, 20% Natural Philosophy - Keywords: Emergence of intelligence in thermodynamic systems; energy storage, conversion, and distribution; digital wires; mixed reality; prediction and control of fractal network dynamics; entrainment of cancer cells; dissipate wave-particle systems; reverse osmosis and filtration with fractal absorbers; fundamental concepts governing the dynamics and structure of emergent patterns in open dissipative systems; conceptual networks; quantitative measures for knowledge and intelligence; natural language parsing. Hubler's research statement is here.

Current Teaching: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos - A Toolbox for Complex Systems Research (for UIUC graduate students) , Behavior of Complex Systems (for UIUC undergraduate feshmens), Physics 123 (introductory Physics course for UIUC undergraduates), Logic and Reasoning (Math/Logic 359, NSF funded, for students at Campus Middle School for Girls). Hubler's teaching statement is here.

Current Research Funding:

For funding details please check the CV.

USA-217-552-0728 (cell)

Address (June 1 - August 15): 
Santa Fe Institute, 
1399 Hyde Park Road, 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, U.S.A., 
USA-505-984-8800 (work) 

Address (August 15- May 15): 
Department of Physics, 
UIUC, 1110 W Green Street, 
Urbana, IL, 61801, U.S.A., 
USA-217-244-5892 (work), 
USA-217-328-7701 (home)

Office hours: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
11:00am-11:50am Central Time
4-125 ESB, UIUC

Offical Webpage

Events, Papers, Talks, Posters, Conferences, etc:

In the News:

Each month the American Physical Society selects four papers from all of its journals for the APS tip sheet. The APS tip sheet is designed to attract media attention to Physics research.

In June my paper "Experimental evidence for mixed reality states in an interreality system" with my graduate student Vadas Gintautas, Phys. Rev. E 75, 057201 (2007), was selected for the APS tip sheet:

Quite a few sites have picked up the news report. Links to news sites, etc: