Larry S. Liebovitch, Ph.D.Associate Dean Professor Laboratory 

Florida Atlantic University Telephone: 561.297.2239 FAX: 561.297.3634 Email: liebovit@fau.edu 
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B.S. Physics, City College of New
York, 1972 Ph.D. Astronomy, Harvard University, 1978 In 1995, elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society "For advancing the physics of fractals and chaos and using these methods to analyze and understand biological systems." 
Oxford University Press Fractals and Chaos Simplified 
Fractals and Chaos Simplified for the Life Sciences

CDROM DecoBytesEducation, LLC www.decobyteseducation.com 
The Mathematics and Science of Fractals

published by BioMed Central www.nonlinearbiomedphys.com 
Nonlinear Biomedical Physics

SAGE Publications, Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, Volume 165 SAGE: QASS Vol. 165 
Fractal Analysis in the Social Sciences

Current Research 
Current Research Interests 
PEOPLE: Models of Conflict  
GENES: Differentiation of Blood Stem Cells  
DRUGS: Turning Deleterious Drug
Interactions Into Useful Multidrug Therapies  
EPIDEMICS: Spread of Infectious Diseases  
ECONOMICS: Econophysics  
ARCHEOLOGY: Movements of People and the
Spatial Distribution of their Artifacts 
Recent Courses 
Recent Courses 
Fall 2009 This course shows how fractal methods can be used to analyze
experimental data and gain a better understanding of the physiology and
psychology of perception and behavior.  
Fall 2008  
Spring 2008 This course shows how fractal methods can be used to analyze
experimental data and gain a better understanding of the physiology and
psychology of perception and behavior.  
Fall 2007 Speakers from other universities, FAU, and student presentations about
Neuroscience.  
Spring 2007 This course shows the use of fractal methods applied to Psychology.  
Fall 2006 Most things are made up of many pieces that interact strongly with each
other. Note: This course may serve as an elective for psychology graduate students if it has been approved by a student's advisor and committee; but it cannot be substituted for a core course; it may only serve as an elective.  
Spring 2006 The INTERNET has become an important mode of how people acquire
information, interact with each other, and conduct business.  
Fall 2005  
Spring 2005  
Fall 2004  
Spring 2004 Methods in Compex
Systems  
Fall 2003 The INTERNET has become an important mode of how people acquire
information, interact with each other, and conduct business. 
Recent Publications 
Recent Publications 
L. S. Liebovitch, Y. Tao, A. T. Todorov, and L. Levine. 1996. Is there an error checking code in the base sequence in DNA? Biophysical Journal, 71:15391544 (pdf)..  
L. S. Liebovitch, A. T. Todorov, M. Zochowski, D. Scheurle, L. Colgin, M.
A. Wood, K. A. Ellenbogen, J. M. Herre, and R. C. Bernstein. 1999. Nonlinear properties of cardiac rhythm abnormalities. Phys. Rev E, 59:33123319. (pdf)  
M. Zochowski and L. S. Liebovitch. 1999. Selforganizing dynamics of coupled map systems. Phys. Rev E, 59:28302837 (pdf).  
S. B. Lowen, L. S. Liebovitch, and J. A. White. 1999. Fractal ionchannel behavior generates fractal firing patterns in neuronal models. Phys. Rev E, 59: 59705980 (pdf)  
M. A. Wood, K. A. Ellenbogen and L. S. Liebovitch. 1999. Electrical storm in patients with transverse implantable cardioverterdefibrillatorsJ. Am. Coll. Cardiology, 34:950951.  
L. S. Liebovitch, A. T. Todorov, M. A. Wood, and K. A. Ellenbogen. 2000.
When using the mean is meaningless: examples from probability theory and cardiology, In Handbook of Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education Eds. A. E. Kelly and R. Lesh, Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc. Inc, Mahwah NJ, pp. 913926.  
L. S. Liebovitch, and D. Scheurle. 2000. Two lessons from fractals and chaos. Complexity, 5(No.4):3443. (html).  
L. S. Liebovitch and A. T. Todorov. 2000.
What causes ion channel proteins to open and close? In Disorder Versus Order in Brain Function, Eds. Peter Arhem, Clas Blomberg, and Hans Liljenstrom, World Scientific, River Edge, NJ, pp. 83106.  
W. A. Varanda, L. S. Liebovitch, J. N. Figueira, and R. A. Nogueira.
2000. Hurst analysis applied to the study of single calciumactivated potassium channel kinetics in Leydig cells. J. Theoret. Biol., 206: 343353. (pdf) .  
L. S. Liebovitch, Daniela Scheurle, Marian Rusek, and Michal Zochowski.
2001. Fractal methods to analyze ion channel kinetics. Methods 24:359375 (pdf).  
L. A. Shehadeh, L. S. Liebovitch, and M. A. Wood. 2002. Temporal patterns of atrial arrhythmia recurrences in patients with implantable debfibrillators: implications for assessing antiarrhythmic therapies. J. Card. Electrophys. 13:303309.  
L. S. Liebovitch and Piotr Krekora. 2002. The physical basis of ion channel kinetics: the importance of dynamics. Institute for Mathematics and its Applications Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, Membrane Transport and Renal Physiology,Eds. H. E. Layton and A. M. Weinstein, 129:2752. (html)  
L. S. Liebovitch, T. Penzel, and J. W. Kantelhardt. 2002. Physiological relevance of scaling of heart phenomena. In The Science of Fractal Disasters: Climate Disruptions, Heart Attacks, and Market Crashes, Eds. A. Bunde, J, Kropp, and H. J. Schellnhuber, Springer, Berlin, pp. 258281.  
L. S. Liebovitch and I. B. Schwartz. 2003. Information flow dynamics and timing patterns in the arrival of email viruses. Phys. Rev. E. 68 :0171011  0171014. (pdf).  
L. S. Liebovitch and I. B. Schwartz. 2004. Migration induced epidemics: Dynamics of Fluxbased multipatch models. Phys. Lett. A 332 :256267. (pdf).  
C. T. Brown, W. R. T. Walter, and L. S. Liebovitch. 2005. The Broken Past: Fractals in Archaeology. J. Archaeological Method and Theory 12 :3778. (pdf).  
L. S. Liebovitch and Lina A. Shehadeh. 2005. Chapter 5. Introduction to Fractals (pdf). In Tutorials in Contemporary Nonlinear Methods for the Behavorial Sciences Web Book Eds. M. A. Riley and G. V. Orden, National Science Foundation, Directorate for Social, Behavorial and Economic Sciences, http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/pac/nmbs/nmbs.jsp  
L. A. Shehadeh, L. S. Liebovitch, and V. K. Jirsa. 2006. Relationship between global structures of genetic networks and mRNA levels measured by cDNA microarrays (pdf).Physica A 364 :297314.  
L. S. Liebovitch. 2006. Why the eye is round. in Biology of the Eye, Ed. J. Fischbarg. Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 119.  
L. S. Liebovitch, V. K. Jirsa, and L. A. Shehadeh. 2006. Structure of genetic regulatory networks: Evidence for scale free networks (pdf). In Complexus Mundi: Emergent Patterns in Nature, Ed. M. M. Novak, World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 18.  
L. S. Liebovitch. 2006. What is "SelfOrganization"? (pdf) In Emgering, The Newsletter of the Plexus Institute, AprilAugust 2006, pp. 1619.  
C. T. Brown, L. S. Liebovitch, and R. Glendon. 2007. Levy flights in Dobe Ju'/hoansi foraging patterns (pdf). Human Ecology 35:129138.  
L. S. Liebovitch, N. Tsinoremas, and A. Pandya. 2007. Devloping combinatorial multicomponent therapies (CMCT) of drugs that are more specific and have fewer side effects than traditional one drug therapies (pdf) Nonlinear Biomedical Physics 1:11 (30 August) doi:10.1186/1753463111107.  
Y.A. Rho, L. S. Liebovitch, and I. B. Schwartz. 2008. Dynamical response of multipatch, fluxbased models to the input of infected people: Epidemic response to initiated events (pdf) Physics Letters A 372:50175025. doi:10.1016/j.physleta.2008.05.065  
L. S. Liebovitch, V. Naudot, R. Vallacher, A. Nowak, L. BuiWrzosinska, and
P. Coleman. 2008. Dynamics of twoactor cooperationcompetition conflict models. (pdf) Physica A 387:63606378. doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2008.07.020  
C. Witkov and L. S. Liebovitch. 2009. Predicting optimal sweep rates for autoresonance in Duffingtype oscillators: A beat method using TeagerKaiser instantaneous frequency J. Sound and Vibration in press. 
last revised December 27, 2009