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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

  1. C. Huepe, E. Ferrante, T. Wenseleers, and A. E. Turgut. Scale-free correlations in flocking systems with position-based interactions. J Stat Phys. 158(3) 549-562 (2015)
  2. E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, T. Wenseleers, and C. Huepe. Scale-free correlations in collective motion with position-based interactions. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Alife 2014)
  3. C. Huepe, M. Colasso, and R. F. Cadiz. Generating Music from Flocking Dynamics. Book chapter in “Controls and Art: Inquiries at the Intersection of the Subjective and the Objective”. A. Laviers, M. Egerstedt (Eds.). Springer (2014)
  4. E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, M. Dorigo, and C. Huepe. Elasticity-Based Mechanism for the Collective Motion of Self-Propelled Particles with Springlike Interactions: A Model System for Natural and Artificial Swarms. Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 268302 (2013)
  5. E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, M. Dorigo, and C. Huepe. Collective Motion Dynamics of Active Solids and Active Crystals. New J. Phys. 15 095011 (2013)
  6. K. Tunstrøm, Y. Katz, C. C. Ioannou, C. Huepe, M. J. Lutz, and I. D. Couzin. Collective States, Multistability and Transitional Behavior in Schooling Fish. PLoS Comput Biol 9(2): e1002915 (2013)
  7. Eliseo Ferrante, Ali Emre Turgut, Cristián Huepe, Alessandro Stranieri, Carlo Pinciroli, Marco Dorigo. Self-organized flocking with a mobile robot swarm: a novel motion control method. Adaptive Behavior, 20(6) 460-477 (2012)
  8. E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, C. Huepe, M. Birattari, M. Dorigo, and T. Wensellers. Implicit and explicit directional information transfer in collective motion. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Alife 2012)
  9. C. Huepe, R. F. Cadiz, and M. Colasso. Generating music from flocking dynamics. American Control Conference (ACC), 4339-4344 (2012)
  10. S. Mishra, K. Tunstrøm, I. D. Couzin, and C. Huepe. Collective dynamics of self-propelled particles with variable speed. Phys. Rev. E 86, 011901 (2012)