H. Eugene Stanley, PhD

Professor, Physics

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, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences


  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Wesleyan University, BA


  • Published on 7/14/2018

    Peng J, Xu G, Shao R, Chen L, Stanley HE. Analysis of fluctuations in the first return times of random walks on regular branched networks. J Chem Phys. 2018 Jul 14; 149(2):024903. PMID: 30007392.

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  • Published on 7/3/2018

    Hu Y, Ji S, Jin Y, Feng L, Stanley HE, Havlin S. Local structure can identify and quantify influential global spreaders in large scale social networks. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jul 17; 115(29):7468-7472. PMID: 29970418.

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  • Published on 6/20/2018

    Dong G, Fan J, Shekhtman LM, Shai S, Du R, Tian L, Chen X, Stanley HE, Havlin S. Resilience of networks with community structure behaves as if under an external field. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jul 03; 115(27):6911-6915. PMID: 29925594.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Zheng Z, Yang H, Fu Y, Fu D, Podobnik B, Stanley HE. Factors influencing message dissemination through social media. Phys Rev E. 2018 Jun; 97(6-1):062306. PMID: 30011435.

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  • Published on 4/1/2018

    Mortazavi F, Oblak AL, Morrison WZ, Schmahmann JD, Stanley HE, Wedeen VJ, Rosene DL. Geometric Navigation of Axons in a Cerebral Pathway: Comparing dMRI with Tract Tracing and Immunohistochemistry. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Apr 01; 28(4):1219-1232. PMID: 28203748.

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  • Published on 1/16/2018

    Kenett YN, Levy O, Kenett DY, Stanley HE, Faust M, Havlin S. Flexibility of thought in high creative individuals represented by percolation analysis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 01 30; 115(5):867-872. PMID: 29339514.

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  • Published on 12/22/2017

    Gallo P, Stanley HE. Supercooled water reveals its secrets. Science. 2017 12 22; 358(6370):1543-1544. PMID: 29269465.

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  • Published on 12/19/2017

    Li X, Jusup M, Wang Z, Li H, Shi L, Podobnik B, Stanley HE, Havlin S, Boccaletti S. Punishment diminishes the benefits of network reciprocity in social dilemma experiments. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 01 02; 115(1):30-35. PMID: 29259113.

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  • Published on 11/28/2017

    Li R, Dong L, Zhang J, Wang X, Wang WX, Di Z, Stanley HE. Simple spatial scaling rules behind complex cities. Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 28; 8(1):1841. PMID: 29184073.

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  • Published on 11/8/2017

    Di Muro MA, Valdez LD, Aragão Rêgo HH, Buldyrev SV, Stanley HE, Braunstein LA. Cascading Failures in Interdependent Networks with Multiple Supply-Demand Links and Functionality Thresholds. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 08; 7(1):15059. PMID: 29118418.

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