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Foams & Complex Systems Group

Our research concerns the physics of foams, general packing problems, and topics in econo- and sociophysics.


Buckling Necklace
Award for Kym Cox
Physics in the pandemic: ‘There are some great experiments that can be done safely and simply at home’

Ten most recent publications

  1. Weaire D, Mughal A, Ruan-Purcell J, Hutzler S (2022) Description of the buckling of a chain of hard spheres in terms of Jacobi functions , Physica D433133177
  2. Zefeng J, Chenchen F, Cox S, Hutzler S (2021) Variation of average coordination number with liquid fraction for two-dimensional foams with finite contact angle , Philosophical Magazine91048
  3. Mughal A, Weaire D, Hutzler S (2021) Peierls-Nabarro potential for a confined chain of hard spheres under compression , EPL13526002
  4. Burke SR, Moebius M, Ketoja J, Hjelt T and Hutzler S (2021) Analysis of the foam-forming of non-woven lightweight fibrous materials using X-ray tomography., SN Applied Sciences192
  5. Richmond P, Roehner B M, Irannezhad A and Hutzler S (2021) Mortality: a physics perspective, Physica A566125660
  6. Hutzler S, F. F. Dunne, A. M. Kraynik and D. Weaire (2020), The energy of fcc and hcp foams, Soft Matter 16 8262-8271
  7. Hutzler S, Mughal A, Ryan-Purcell J, Irannezhad A, Weaire D (2020), Buckling of a linear chain of hard spheres in a harmonic confining potential: Numerical and analytical results for low and high compression, PRE102 022905

  8. Weaire D, Irannezhad A, Mughal A, Hutzler S (2020), A simple experimental system to illustrate the nonlinear properties of a linear chain under compression, American Journal of Physics 347 88

  9. Winkelmann J, Mughal A, Weaire D, Hutzler S, (2020), Equilibrium configurations of hard spheres in a cylindrical harmonic potential, EPL 127 44002
  10. Bois A, Garcia-Roger EM, Hong E, Hutzler S, Irannezhad A, Mannioui A, Richmond P, Roehner BM, Tronche S (2019), Congenital anomalies from a physics perspective. The key role of ‘‘manufacturing’’ volatility, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 537 122742
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Selection of Books

Tomás Saraceno: Cloud — Specific by Meredith Malone.

This book includes an interview with Denis Weaire and many images of foam structures taken by the group
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Bibliometrics: Use and Abuse in the Review of Research Performance by Denis Weaire et al.

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

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

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A Collection of Papers Presented at the 11th Eufoam Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 3-6 July, 2016, edited by Stefan Hutzler, Matthias Möbius, Slavka Tcholakova and Florence Elias.

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The Physics of Foams by Stefan Hutzler and Denis Weaire published by Oxford University Press in 1999.

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