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Thomas Spencer

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Dates

December 24, 1946 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Biography

Abstract

Thomas Spencer is Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study (1987-present). Other institutional affiliations include New York University and Rutgers University. His research interests include the theory of phase transitions, the study of singularities at the transition temperature, partial differential equations with stochastic coefficients, random matrices, chaotic behavior of dynamical systems, and nonequilibrium theories of turbulence.

Important Dates

December 24, 1946Birth.

1968Obtained BA, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1972Obtained PhD, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1972 – 1974Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1974 – 1975Fellow, Harvard University.

1975 – 1977Associate Professor, Rockefeller University.

1978 – 1980Professor, Rutgers University.

1980 – 1987Professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1987 – presentProfessor of Mathematical Physics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (N.J.).

1991Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Mathematical physicist.

Places

Undergraduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Differential equations, Partial.

Mathematical physics.

Supersymmetry.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Glimm, James

PhD advisor at New York University, "Perturbation of the P(o)2 Quantum Field Hamiltonian," and both employed at New York University.

Colleagues

Adler, Stephen L.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at New York University.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Harvard University.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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

Both employed at New York University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Grad, Harold, 1923-

Both employed at New York University.

Hooft, G. 't

Both employed at Harvard University.

Lebowitz, Joel Louis, 1930-

Both employed at Rutgers University.

Maldacena, Juan Martin, 1968-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Quinn, Helen R.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Seiberg, Nathan

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weinberg, Erick J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Institutions

Major Positions

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Professor.

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

Visiting Member and Professor of Mathematical Physics.

Rutgers University. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1991 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Fellow.

New York University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1972).

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1968).

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