Mathematical physics lies at the intersection of mathematics and physics and is concerned with understanding the mathematical structures behind physical theories. The type of problems occupying mathematical physicists range from establishing rigorous mathematical foundations for physical theories, to exploring the structure and implications (both physical and purely mathematical) of these theories. An inclusive point of view would suggest that most areas of mathematical study are connected to mathematical physics and indeed the tools of analysis, algebra, geometry, probability and topology all are of use in the study of these problems.
Faculty members in mathemtical physics:
- Jonathan Breuer: Analysis and mathematical physics, Spectral theory.
- Ori Gurel-Gurevich: Probability theory, Simple random walks on general graphs, Percolation theory, Random graphs, Probabilistic algorithms, Spatial random systems.
- Yoel Groman: Symplectic geometry, differential geometry and mathematical physics.
- Raz Kupferman: Analysis, geometry and their applications in physics and material science; variational calculus; numerical analysis.
- Ruth Lawrence-Naimark: Quantum Topology, Knot Theory, Quantum Groups, DGLAs.
- Yoram Last: Mathematical physics, Spectral and dynamical problems of quantum mechanics.
- Genadi Levin: Low-dimensional dynamics, Complex dynamics, Non-linear phenomena, Complex analysis.
- Dan Mangoubi: Spectral Geometry, Geometry of Eigenfunctions, Harmonic functions - continuous and discrete, Analysis & PDEs.
- Cy Maor: Calculus of variations, differential geometry, applications to mechanics, materials science and spaces of mappings.
- Ohad Noy Feldheim: Probability Theory, Combinatorics and Mathematical Physics.
- Jake Solomon: Differential geometry, Symplectic geometry and related aspects of physics.