Stefan Boettcher

Ph. D., Washington University, 1993

Pmail: Emory University
Department of Physics
400 Dowman Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-2430
Office: N230 Math/Science Center

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Publications on:


Extremal Optimization (EO),

Spin Glasses,

Quantum Walks,

Jamming and Aging,

Self-Organized Criticality,


Publications Spin Glass Optimization S.O.C.
Teaching PT-Symmetry Random Walks Demos

Education and Employment:

I received my Ph. D. from Washington University in St. Louis, in 1993 for research on New Perturbative Techniques, working with Prof. Carl M. Bender. Before that, I had obtained a Diplom degree from Kiel University in Germany. From 1993 to 1998 I held postdoctoral positions at Brookhaven National Laboratory, University of Oklahoma, and as a Director's Fellow at the Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I joined the Department of Physics at Emory University in 1998 as a lecturer and since 2003 on a professorship. I have received visiting professorships from Fulbright in Germany for 2009-2010, from the Villum Foundation in Denmark for 2014-2015, and from Ciencia Sem Fronteiras in Brazil for 2014-2017. In 2018, I was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and I was awarded the Fulbright-FACEPE Distinguished Chair at UFPE in Pernambuco (Brazil).

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