# 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.

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.