Aisenstadt Chair

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Michael Aizenman (Princeton University)
Stay: September 17- November 16, 2018

Michael Aizenman will deliver his lectures on September 24, 25 and 27, 2018.

Aizenman BIOGRAPHY: Michael Aizenman is a mathematical physicist at Princeton University. He received a PhD degree in 1975 at Yeshiva University (Belfer Graduate School of Science), New York. After postdoctoral positions, he was appointed assistant professor at Princeton. In 1982, he moved to Rutgers University as associate professor and then full professor. In 1987, he moved to the Courant Institute and in 1990 returned to Princeton as professor of mathematics and theoretical physics. He was awarded the Norbert Wiener Prize (1990) of the AMS and SIAM for “his outstanding contribution of original and non-perturbative mathematical methods in statistical mechanics by means of which he was able to solve several long open important problems concerning critical phenomena, phase transitions, and quantum field theory.” More recently he has been working on quantum effects of quenched disorder. Member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1997, he is also the recipient of the Brouwer Medal (2002) of the Dutch Royal Mathematical Society (KWG) and Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and doctor honoris causa of Université de Cergy-Pontoise (2009). He is the principal organizer of the joint CRM–PCTS workshop that will be held at Princeton in October 2018.