Huping Hu, Ph.D., J.D., (born 1962) is a biophysicist and attorney in private practice. He is known in the small quantum mind circle for his proposal of a Spin-Mediated Consciousness Theory with his collaborator Maoxin Wu. He is also somewhat known in the local Chinese community in Flushing, New York as a down-to-earth but courageous and tough attorney fighting for his clients' rights and interests.Template:Citation needed
In 1985, he suggested in an article published in the little known Chinese magazine, Potential Science, that the entropy (thus, information) of any physical system based on the concept of "individual entropy" is conserved and intrinsically connected to the energy transformation and conservation law. This concept of entropy/information allows the existence of a "living" universe in which heat death due to the second law of thermodynamics could be avoided.
In 2001, he proposed with his collaborator Maoxin Wu a novel mechanism of anesthetic action that says general anesthetics produce unconsciousness by perturbing oxygen pathways in neural membranes and proteins. This view is not at all accepted by the scientific community at large. Indeed, there are no commonly accepted theory on how general anesthetics work, despite they have been in use for more than 150 years.Template:Citation needed
The Spin-Mediated Consciousness Theory was put forward by Huping Hu and his collaborator Maoxin Wu in 2002. Although published reviews, criticisms or comments on this theory are negligible to non-existent, it is well received at conferences and in private communications by some physicists and the like.Template:Citation needed
He obtained his B.S. and M.S. from universities in China in 1983 and 1986 respectively. He then obtained his Ph.D. in biophysics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991 and J.D. from New York Law School in 1998. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.