Short Biography

Prof. Linda E. Reichl Linda E. Reichl is Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. She was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2000 “for her original contributions to the field of quantum chaos.”
Her research has ranged over a variety of topics in statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics. They include the theory of low temperature Fermi liquids, quantum transport theory, application of linear hydrodynamics to translational and rotational Brownian motion and dielectric response, and the transition to chaos in classical and quantum mechanical conservative systems.
More recently her work has focused on superfluid transport theory, quantum control, quantum scattering theory and the theory of open quantum systems, with applications to nanometer scale systems and molecular scattering processes.
Linda has published more than 150 research papers, edited several conference proceedings, and has written several books. Her book “A Modern Course in Statistical Physics”, 3rd Edition (Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2009) has been translated into Chinese and Japanese. Her book “The Transition to Chaos”, 2nd Edition (Springer-Verlag, 2004) has been translated into Russian.


  • Served as Acting Director of the Center for Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems 1974-2003 and Director 2003-2006.
  • Served as Co-Director of the Center for Complex Quantum Systems 2006-present.
  • Served as the Chair of the UT-Austin Faculty Council (2004-2005).
  • Served as Associate Dean of the College of Natural Science (2006-2010).
  • Served as U.S. Editor of the nonlinear science journal “Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals” (1997-2006).

Recent Publications

  • Eric Horsley, Stuart Koppell, and Linda E. Reichl: “Chaotic Dynamics in a 2D Optical Lattice”, Phys. Rev. E 89, 012917 (2014)
  • Erich D. Gust: “Transport Theory for a Dilute Bose-Einstein Condensate”, Phys. Rev. A 88, 045603 (2013).
  • Yi-Der Lin, Alex Barr, Kyungsun Na and Linda E. Reichl: “Fractal Scattering Dynamics of the 2D and 3D HOCl Molecule”, Phys. Rev. E 87, 012917 (2013).
  • Erich D. Gust and L.E. Reichl: “Relaxation rates and collision operators for Bose-Einstein condensates”, Phys. J. Low Temp. Phys. 170, 43 (2013).
  • Jin-Wook Jung, Kyungsun Na, and L.E. Reichl: “Scattering from radiation induced entangled states”, Phys. Rev. A 85, 023420 (2012).
  • Alex Barr, Kyungsun Na, and L.E. Reichl: “Quasibound States in a Chaotic Molecular System”, Phys. Rev. A 83, 062510 (2011).
  • Yi-Der Lin, Alex Barr, Kyungsun Na, and Linda E. Reichl: “Fractal scattering in a radiation field”, Phys. Rev. E 83, 056217 (2011).
  • Kyungsun Na and L.E. Reichl: “Nonlinear dynamics and quasibound state formation in a driven Gaussian potential”, Physica E 42, 394 (2010).
  • Erich D. Gust and Linda E. Reichl: “Molecular dynamics simulation of collision operator eigenvalues”, Am. J. Phys. E 79, 031202 (2009).
  • Hallil Saka, Roger D. Bengtson and Linda E. Reichl: “Relaxation of Brownian Particles”, Am. J. Phys. 77, 240 (2009).
  • Hoshik Lee and L.E. Reichl: “Dicke effect in a multi-ripple waveguide”, Phys. Rev. B 77, 205318 (2008).
  • Benjamin P. Holder and Linda E. Reichl: “Cold atom ballistics by coherent control”, Phys. Rev. A 77, 033418 (2008).
  • Analahba Roy and Linda E. Reichl: “Coherent Control of Trapped Bosons Proceedings of the Workshop on Nuclei and Mesoscopic Physics (WNMP07)”, Edited by Vladimir Zelevinsky, AIP Conference Proceedings (2008).
  • Linda E. Reichl, Kyungsun Na and Daungruthai Jarukanont: “The dynamics of quasibound state formation in the driven Gaussian potential”, Phys. Rev. E 77, 046208 (2008).
  • Han Hsu and L.E. Reichl: “Selection rule for the optical absorption of graphene nanoribbons”, Phys. Rev. B 76, 045418 (2007).
  • Benjamin P. Holder and Linda E. Reichl: “STIRAP-like transitions in a harmonically-modulated optical lattice”, Phys. Rev. A 76, 013420 (2007).
  • Linda E. Reichl and Michael G. Snyder: “Shot noise in an electron waveguide square-root of NOT gate”, Phys. Rev. A 74, 012318 (2006).
    Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (August 7, 2006).
  • Han Hsu and L.E. Reichl: “Floquet-Bloch states and high-order harmonic generation of single-walled carbon nanotubes under intense laser fields"”, Phys. Rev. 74, 115406O (2006)
    Virtual Journal of Nanoscience and Technology (Sept. 25, 2006) and Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science (October 2006).
  • Linda Reichl, Kyungsun Na and Christof Jung: “The Dynamics of Radiation Induced Isomerization of HCN-CNH”, J. Chem. Phys. 125, 34301 (2006).
  • Linda Reichl, Eshel Faraggi and Daniel T. Robb: “Magnetic behavior of partially filled finite Ising surfaces”, Phys. Rev. 74, 14407 (2006).
  • Linda Reichl, Hoshik Lee and C. Jung: “Scattering Echoes in a waveguide with a ripple cavity”, Phys. Rev. B 73, 195315 (2006).
  • Kyungsun Na and L.E. Reichl: “Nonlinear Dynamics of Ladder and Lambda STIRAP”, Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals 25, 185 (2005).


  • “The Transition to Chaos”, 2nd edition (Springer-Verlag, New York, 2004)
  • “A Modern Course in Statistical Physics”, 3rd edition (J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 2009)
  • “A Modern Course in Statistical Physics”, 2nd edition (J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 2004)
  • “Solution Manual for a Modern Course in Statistical Physics”, 2nd edition (J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1998)
  • “The Transition to Chaos in Conservative Systems: Quantum Manifestations” (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1992)
  • “Statistical Physics and Chaos in Fusion Plasmas” with W. Horton (J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1984)
  • “Long Time Prediction in Conservative Classical Systems” with W. Horton and V. Szebehely (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1983)
  • “Instabilities, Bifurcations and Fluctuations in Chemical Systems” with W. C. Schieve (University of Texas Press, Austin and London, 1982)