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Larry Liebovitch

Larry Liebovitch, Ph.D. is currently a Professor of Physics and Psychology at Queens College of the City University of New York and an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar in the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Previously, he held faculty positions at Florida Atlantic University and in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Also, at Florida Atlantic University he served as Interim Director of the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and then as Associate Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. At Queens College he served as Dean of the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Dr. Liebovitch has studied a wide variety of complex physical, biological, and social systems, including the shapes of galaxies, the kinetics of proteins in cell membranes, the dynamics of gene regulatory networks, the timing of heart attacks, the spread of infectious diseases, the properties of non-linear oscillators, the spatial patterns of artifacts at archeological sites, and the behavior of people in conflicts and in psychotherapy. He has published over 100 research articles and is the author or co-author of four books, including Fractals and Chaos: Simplified for the Life Sciences, Fractal Analysis in the Social Sciences, Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, Volume 165, and Attracted to Conflict: Dynamic Foundations of Destructive Social Relations.


"... I began applying them [fractals] to more complex ideas... The fractal dimension has deep importance for how we handle all kinds of data.”


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