Departmental Groups
Related Research Groups


Mathematical Physics
The mathematical physics group is concerned with problems in
statistical mechanics, atomic and
molecular physics, quantum field theory, and, in general,
with the mathematical foundations of
theoretical physics. This includes such subjects as quantum mechanics
(both nonrelativistic and relativistic), atomic and molecular
physics, disorder effects in condensed matter, the existence and properties of the
phases of model ferromagnets, the stability of matter, the
theory of symmetry and symmetry breaking in
quantum field theory (both in general and in concrete
models), and mathematical developments in
functional analysis, algebra and modern probability theory, to which such subjects lead.
In addition to the physics faculty, students in mathematical
physics have contact with the faculty of the
mathematics department.
Michael Aizenman:
Disorder effects on spectra and dynamics of quantum operators, related Random Matrix phenomena;
Critical behavior in systems with many degrees of freedom; Scaling limits and Field Theory;
Spin glass issues.
 Elliott H. Lieb:
Statistical mechanics, quantum and classical manybody problem, stability of matter, atomic structure, theory of magnetism, Hubbard model. 
Robert Seiringer:
Quantum manybody systems, statistical mechanics, BoseEinstein condensation. 


