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Archival as Author

Michael Aizenman

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Dates

August 28, 1945 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Aizenman, Michael

Biography

Abstract

Michael Aizenman is a mathematician and a physicist, who specializes in the mathematical analysis of issues arising in statistical mechanics, quantum field theory, and theory of Schrodinger operators. Highlights of his work include a description of the phase transition in the Ising model in three and more dimensions, the sharpness of the phase transition in percolation theory, and the triviality of a class of scalar quantum field theories in more than four dimensions.

Important Dates

August 28, 1945Birth, Nizhnii Tagil (Russia).

1969Obtained BSc, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

1974 – 1975Visiting Member, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1975Obtained PhD, Yeshiva University, New York (N.Y.).

1975 – 1982Research Associate in Physics and Mathematics (1975-1977) and Assistant Professor of Physics (1977-1982), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1982Awarded Guido Stampacchia Prize, Scola Normale Superiore di Pisa.

1982 – 1987Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics (1982-1984); Professor of Physics and Mathematics (1984-1986); and Professor II of Physics and Mathematics (1986-1987), Rutgers University, New Brunswick (N.J.).

1984 – 1985Guggenheim Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study.

1985Guggenheim Fellow, University of Paris.

1985Guggenheim Fellow, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques.

1987 – 1990Professor of Physics and Member, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1990 – presentProfessor of Physics and Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1991 – 1997Visiting Member (1991 and 1997), Institute for Advanced Study.

1992Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology.

1997Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1998Visiting Professor, Tel Aviv University.

1998Visiting Professor, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, Zurich.

2001 – 2012Editor-in-Chief, Communications in Mathematical Physics.

2002Awarded Brouwer Medal, Dutch Mathematical Society and Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2003 – presentVisiting Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science (Mekhon Ṿaitsman le-madaʻ), Rehovot (Israel).

2010Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

2013Fellow, American Mathematical Society.

Occupation

Statistical physicist.

Places

Birth

Nizhniĭ Tagil (Russia)

Undergraduate Education

Jerusalem

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

New Brunswick (N.J.)

Rehovot (Israel)

Subjects

Hydrodynamics.

Quantum field theory.

Statistical mechanics.

Superconductivity.

Superfluidity.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Lebowitz, Joel Louis, 1930-

PhD advisor at Yeshiva University, "Ergodic Theory in Statistical Mechanics," and both employed at Rutgers University.

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at Rutgers University.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at New York University.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Cummins, Herman Z., 1933-

Both employed at New York University.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Friedrichs, K. O. (Kurt Otto), 1901-1983

Both employed at New York University.

Glimm, James

Both employed at New York University.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Grad, Harold, 1923-

Both employed at New York University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kruskal, Martin D. (Martin David), 1925-2006

Both employed at Princeton University.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Moser, Jürgen, 1928-

Both employed at New York University.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Polyakov, A. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Princeton University.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Sinai, Yakov G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Both employed at New York University.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Additional

Ginzburg, V. L. (Vitaliĭ Lazarevich), 1916-2009

Institutions

Major Positions

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Visiting Member and Member.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Visting Professor.

Institut des hautes etudes scientifiques (Paris, France)

Guggenheim Fellow.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Guggenheim Fellow and Visiting Member.

New York University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Princeton University. Department of Mathematics

Research Associate in Mathematics and Professor of Mathematics.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Research Associate in Physics; Assistant Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Rutgers University. Department of Mathematics

Associate Professor of Mathematics; Professor of Mathematics; and Professor II of Mathematics.

Rutgers University. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Professor II of Physics.

Universiṭat Tel-Aviv

Visiting Professor.

Université de Paris

Guggenheim Fellow.

Weizmann Institute of Science

Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Mathematical Society

American Physical Society

California Institute of Technology

Fairchild Distinguished Scholar.

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Scuola normale superiore (Italy)

Springer-Verlag

Editor-in-Chief, Communications in Mathematical Physics.

Universitah ha-'Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim

Obtained BSc in 1969.

Wiskundig Genootschap (Netherlands)

Yeshiva University. Belfer Graduate School of Science

Obtained PhD in 1975.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Landau: the physicist and the man, [videorecording] / given at Princeton University ; 1997 April 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA