The 1996 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year
Marion Reilly Professor of Physics Emeritus
Alfonso Albano was born and raised in the Philippines. He received his B.S. degree from the University of the Philippines where he taught for two years before going to the University of Iowa for a master's degree and to the State University of New York at Stony Brook for his Ph.D. He taught at Stony Brook for one year, came to Bryn Mawr in 1970, and taught here until he retired in 2005 except for two one-year stints at the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Since coming to Bryn Mawr, his research interests have shifted from elementary particle physics, to statistical mechanics and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, to nonlinear dynamics. His current interests are in the characterization of complex spatio-temporal phenomena and the use of linear and nonliner measures to study signals generated by biological systems. He served as an Editor for Physica D and was a member of the Editorial Board of Physical Review E.
Professor Albano is the recipient of The 1996 Pennsylvania Professor of the Year award. He is also the recipient of the 1996 College's prestigious "Lindback Award" for Distinguished Teaching.
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