Leo P. Kadanoff is a theoretical physicist and applied mathematician who has contributed widely to research in the properties of matter, the development of urban areas, statistical models of physical systems, and the development of chaos in simple mechanical and fluid systems. His best-known contribution was in the development of the concepts of "scale invariance" and "universality" as they are applied to phase transitions. More recently, he has been involved in the understanding of singularities in fluid flow. 


"Complexity" at the University of Chicago

Interview for the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology  (July 11, 2002)

Computations in Science Seminar

Program on Museum Presentations of Science

Gordon Baym looks back at joint work

Slight bites

Contact Information

The James Franck Institute, Office E219.
The University of Chicago,
929 East 57th Street,
Chicago, Il, 60637
Tel: (773) 702-7189
Fax: (773) 702-2172
e-mail: l-kadanoff@uchicago.edu

Last updated, May 2, 2007.