Alan N. Wolf
Professor and Chair of Physics
B.S., SUNY at Stony Brook
M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas
J.D. Yeshiva University (CSL)
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva University), New York, NY
J.D., May 1994, Magna Cum Laude
C.J.S. Prize for Excellence in Contracts
Law Review Invitee
Jacob Burns Scholarship - 1992-1994
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Ph.D., Physics, August 1983
M.A., Physics, December 1980
University of Texas Fellow, 1979, 1980, 1982
Richard Lane Prize in Classical Physics, 1981
State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
B.S., Physics, May 1978
Departmental Honors in Physics
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Professor of Physics
Associate Professor of Physics
Assistant Professor of Physics
- Recipient, Edwin Sharp Burdell Award - The Cooper Union, 1990
- Recipient, Menschel Research grant - The Cooper Union, 2000
- Admitted to the Southern District of New York, December 30, 2003
Bar # AW8186
- Passed April, 2001 exam to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office
Registration Number 48,411.
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, 1997-2008
Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Elements of Law, Science in the Courtroom
- Special Master in the Silicone Breast Implant Litigation
Appointed in multidistrict litigation 926, May 30, 1996 - Judge Pointer
- Honorable Lawrence McKenna, Southern District of NY, September 1994-August 1995
Law Clerk (while on leave from Cooper Union).
- Admitted to the New York Bar, February 6, 1995
- Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, Eastern District of NY, Spring 1993
Alexander Fellow - served as a full-time (40 hour/week) legal intern.
- Debevoise & Plimpton, Summer 1993
Summer Associate - corporate and international tax.
- Shepard's and KeyCite Are Flawed (or Maybe It's You) (with Lynn Wishart), NYS Bar Ass'n J., September, 2003, p. 24.
Selected Scientific Publications:
- Universal power spectra for the reverse bifurcation sequence (with J. Swift), Phys. Lett. 83A, 184, 1981.
- One-dimensional dynamics in a multicomponent chemical reaction (with R.H. Simoyi, H.L. Swinney), Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 245, 1982.
- Simplicity and universality in the transition to chaos, Nature,315, 182, 1983.
- Detecting and Quantifying Chaos in Experimental Data, 16mm film with sound, University of Texas/Department of Energy production, 1984.
- Quantifying Chaos with Lyapunov Exponents -- textbook chapter in Nonlinear Science: Theory & Applications, ed. A. Holden, Manchester University Press, 1986.
- Computing Lyapunov exponents from experimental data (with J. Swift, H.L. Swinney, J.A. Vastano), Physica 16D, 285,1985.
- Chaos and the Solar Cycle (with E. Spiegel), Chaotic Phenomena in Astrophysics - Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 497, 1987.
- Diagnosing Chaos in the Space Circle (with T. Bessoir), Physica 50D, 1991.
- Electric Field Line Diagrams Don't Work (with S. Van Hook, E. Weeks), Am. J. Phys. 64(6), 714, 1996.