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 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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  • 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 07 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 07 03; 115(27):6911-6915. PMID: 29925594.

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  • Published on 6/7/2018

    Vilela ALM, Stanley HE. Effect of Strong Opinions on the Dynamics of the Majority-Vote Model. Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 07; 8(1):8709. PMID: 29880813.

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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 5/22/2018

    Li G, Deng L, Xiao G, Tang P, Wen C, Hu W, Pei J, Shi L, Stanley HE. Author Correction: Enabling Controlling Complex Networks with Local Topological Information. Sci Rep. 2018 May 22; 8(1):8176. PMID: 29784945.

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  • Published on 5/9/2018

    Zhu X, Wang W, Cai S, Stanley HE. Dynamics of social contagions with local trend imitation. Sci Rep. 2018 May 09; 8(1):7335. PMID: 29743569.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Wang M, Vilela ALM, Du R, Zhao L, Dong G, Tian L, Stanley HE. Topological properties of the limited penetrable horizontal visibility graph family. Phys Rev E. 2018 May; 97(5-1):052117. PMID: 29906941.

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