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Nov 2013

Special Issue of Philosophical Magazine: International Workshop on Packing Problems edited by Stefan Hutzler

Sept 2013

Econophysics and Physical Economics by Peter Richmond, Jürgen Mimkes & Stefan Hutzler published by Oxford University Press.

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May 2013

"Fractal Ireland": Stefan Hutzler explains how to go about measuring the length of Ireland's convoluted coastline, in Science Spin Magazine.

Jan 2013

The Weaire–Phelan structure is featured in La Recherche's "10 Most Beautiful Discoveries of the Year"

Sept 2012

Packing Problems conference was hosted by the group in Trinity College Dublin from 2-5 September, details of the conference available here.

Media coverage of the Packings Problems conference and recent research by the group was featured in The Irish Times.

Dec 2011

First realisation of the Weaire–Phelan structure in experiment announced here.

Media coverage of the research by the group on the Weaire–Phelan structure in Physics World.

Science and Jewellery
Collaborations of Stefan Hutzler with goldsmith Dougal Hazel.


The Kelvin Problem
Denis Weaire
The Physics of Foams
Denis Weaire & Stefan Hutzler
Pursuit of Perfect Packing Cover The Pursuit of Perfect Packing (2nd Edition)
Tomaso Aste & Denis Weaire
George Francis Fitzgerald
Denis Weaire (editor)

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