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Current Member

Salvatore Torquato

Affiliation

Natural Sciences

Field of Study

Statistical and Condensed Matter Physics

Home Institution

Princeton University

Salvatore Torquato's research is centered in statistical physics and condensed matter theory. He seeks unifying and rigorous principles to explain a broad range of phenomena, especially the interplay between physics and geometry. Topics include quantifying disorder/order in condensed phases, jammed states, sphere packings, random media, degenerate ground states, and hyperuniformity.

Dates at IAS

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School of Natural Sciences
current
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School of Natural Sciences
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School of Natural Sciences
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School of Mathematics
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School of Mathematics

Degrees

SUNY-Stony Brook
Ph.D.
1981

Honors

2018
Lewis Bernard Professor in Natural Sciences, Princegon University
2017
ACS Joel Hildebrand Award in Theoretical Chemistry of Liquids
2012
Simons Foundation Fellowship in Theoretical Physics
2009
Fellow, Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics
2009
APS David Adler Lectureship Award in Material Physics
2007
Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics Ralph E. Kleinman Prize
2004
Fellow, American Physical Society
1998
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow

Appointments

Princeton University
1992–2021
Professor