Elliott H. Lieb headshot
Current Visitor

Elliott H. Lieb

Affiliation

Natural Sciences

Field of Study

Mathematical Physics

Home Institution

Princeton University

Elliott H. Lieb’s research interests include mathematical physics and mathematical analysis, especially functional analysis. In physics, his main interests are in condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics, and questions concerning stability of matter and atomic physics.

Dates at IAS

Visitor
School of Natural Sciences
current
Member
School of Mathematics
Spring
Member
School of Mathematics

Degrees

The University of Birmingham, England
Ph.D.
1956

Honors

1998
Boltzmann medal of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
1995
Honorary doctorate, École Polytechnique Federal Lausanne
1992
Max-Planck Medal of the German Physical Society
1988
Heineman prize in mathematical Physics of the American Physical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
1988
Onsager medal of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
1982-84 and 1997
President of the International Association of Mathematical Physics
1979
Honorary doctorate, University of Copenhagen
1972 and 1978
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award
1970
Boris Pregel Award in Chemical Physics, N.Y. Academy of Sciences
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Member of the Royal Danish Academy
Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Appointments

Princeton University
1975
Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Princeton University
1974–1975
On leave from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1973–1974
Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1968–1973
Professor of Applied Mathematics
Northeastern University
1966–1968
Professor of Physics
Yeshiva University
1963–1966
Associate Professor of Physics, Belfer Grad, School of Science
International Business Machines Corporation Research Center
1960–1963
Staff Theoretical Physicist
Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone
1961–1962
Visiting Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Cornell University
1958–1960
Research Associate
University of Illinois
1957–1958
Research Associate
Yukawa Hall, Kyoto University, Japan
1956–1957
Fulbright Fellow