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Cristián Huepe

Research Professor


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

Email Cristián Huepe


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Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics


Ph.D. Physics, University of Paris, École Normale Supérieure, France, 1999

DEA (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) Astrophysics, University of Paris, France, 1995

B.S. (Licenciatura) Physics, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 1993

Research Interests

Present: Physics of Complex Systems; Nonequilibrium Systems; Nonlinear Dynamics; Statistical Physics; Soft Condensed Matter; Complex Networks; Physics of Living Systems; Self-Organization; Evolutionary Dynamics; Multi-Scale Processes; Active Matter; Collective Motion; Swarming and Flocking Systems; Art and Science; Complexity and Music. 

Past: Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation; Superfluids; Bose-Einstein Condensation; Nonlinear Klein-Gordon Equation; Toy Cosmological Models; Finite-Time Singularities; Spatiotemporal Chaos; Defect Dynamics; Faraday Waves

Significant Recognition

  • CONNECT Residence Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Selected Publications

  • Zhao, Yinong; Huepe, Cristián; Romanczuk, Pawel, Contagion dynamics in self-organized systems of self-propelled agents, Scientific reports (2022).
  • Villegas, Claudio; Ortiz, Abril; Arriagada, Víctor; Ortega, Sofía; Walker, Juan; Arriagada, Eduardo; Kalergis, Alexis M.; Huepe, Cristián, Influence of online opinions and interactions on the Covid-19 vaccination in Chile, Scientific reports (2022).
  • Zheng, Yating; Huepe, Cristián; Han, Zhangang, Experimental capabilities and limitations of a position-based control algorithm for swarm robotics, Adaptive Behavior (2022).
  • Zhao, Yinong; Ihle, Thomas; Han, Zhangang; Huepe, Cristián; Romanczuk, Pawel, Phases and homogeneous ordered states in alignment-based self-propelled particle models, Physical Review E (2021).