Thomas C. Spencer
|Born||December 24, 1946 75)(age|
|Education|| A.B., University of California, Berkeley |
Ph.D., New York University
|Employer||Institute for Advanced Study|
|Awards|| Henri Poincaré Prize (2015)|
Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics (1991)
Thomas C. Spencer (born December 24, 1946) is an American mathematical physicist, known in particular for important contributions to constructive quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, and spectral theory of random operators.He earned his doctorate in 1972 from New York University with a dissertation entitled Perturbation of the Po2 Quantum Field Hamiltonian written under the direction of James Glimm. Since 1986, he has been professor of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics (joint with Jürg Fröhlich, "For their joint work in providing rigorous mathematical solutions to some outstanding problems in statistical mechanics and field theory.").
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