Elliott Lieb Awarded 2022 APS Medal

Elliott H. Lieb, past Member (1982, 1989) in the School of Mathematics, has received the 2022 American Physical Society Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research, the highest honor granted by the society.

The APS Medal is awarded “to recognize contributions of the highest level that advance our knowledge and understanding of the physical universe in all its facets.” Lieb is recognized for his work on problems “which have impacted condensed matter physics, quantum information, statistical mechanics, and atomic physics.” 

Lieb received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from the University of Birmingham, England and is the winner of many awards, including the Boltzmann Medal, the Max-Planck Medal, and the Heineman Prize in Mathematical Physics. His research includes mathematical analysis, functional analysis, and questions concerning the stability of matter.

The American Physical Society (APS) was founded in 1899 and intends to advance the “knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.” Edward WittenCharles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, received the inaugural APS Medal in 2016. In 2019, the medal was awarded to former Visiting Professor Bertrand Halperin (1997). 

The medal will be formally presented to Lieb on January 27, 2022, during a ceremony at the society’s Annual Leadership Meeting.

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