H. Eugene Stanley, PhD

Professor, Physics

H. Stanley
590 Commonwealth Ave


Dr. Stanley is a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and works in collaboration with students and colleagues in an attempt to understand the puzzles of interdisciplinary science. Currently his main 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, quantifying fluctuations in noncoding and coding DNA sequences, and interbeat intervals of the healthy and diseased heart.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Wesleyan University, BA


  • Published on 5/15/2019

    Wang W, Yang S, Stanley HE, Gao J. Local floods induce large-scale abrupt failures of road networks. Nat Commun. 2019 05 15; 10(1):2114. PMID: 31092824.

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  • Published on 5/13/2019

    Stavroglou SK, Pantelous AA, Stanley HE, Zuev KM. Hidden interactions in financial markets. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 May 28; 116(22):10646-10651. PMID: 31085649.

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  • Published on 4/12/2019

    Zhang L, Zeng G, Li D, Huang HJ, Stanley HE, Havlin S. Scale-free resilience of real traffic jams. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Apr 30; 116(18):8673-8678. PMID: 30979803.

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  • Published on 3/20/2019

    Flori A, Pammolli F, Buldyrev SV, Regis L, Stanley HE. Communities and regularities in the behavior of investment fund managers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 04 02; 116(14):6569-6574. PMID: 30894494.

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  • Published on 2/1/2019

    Di Muro MA, Valdez LD, Stanley HE, Buldyrev SV, Braunstein LA. Insights into bootstrap percolation: Its equivalence with k-core percolation and the giant component. Phys Rev E. 2019 Feb; 99(2-1):022311. PMID: 30934313.

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  • Published on 1/24/2019

    Frey NC, Matin S, Stanley HE, Salinger MA. Universal fluctuations in growth dynamics of economic systems. Sci Rep. 2019 Jan 24; 9(1):713. PMID: 30679729.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Liu X, Pan L, Stanley HE, Gao J. Multiple phase transitions in networks of directed networks. Phys Rev E. 2019 Jan; 99(1-1):012312. PMID: 30780251.

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  • Published on 12/27/2018

    Zeng G, Li D, Guo S, Gao L, Gao Z, Stanley HE, Havlin S. Switch between critical percolation modes in city traffic dynamics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 01 02; 116(1):23-28. PMID: 30591562.

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  • Published on 9/25/2018

    Zhang RJ, Stanley HE, Ye FY. Extracting h-Backbone as a Core Structure in Weighted Networks. Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 25; 8(1):14356. PMID: 30254200.

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  • Published on 7/18/2018

    Nie S, Stanley HE, Chen SM, Wang BH, Wang XW. Control energy of complex networks towards distinct mixture states. Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 18; 8(1):10866. PMID: 30022118.

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