# Mathematical Physics

Mathematics and physics have interacted fruitfully for centuries. Physics has been a constant source of interesting mathematical problems, and these problems have often required new mathematics for their solution. Conversely, advances in mathematics have found surprising and impressive applications in physics.

Research in mathematical physics at the University of Arizona centers around the areas of classical and quantum statistical mechanics, quantum field theory, and random or disordered systems. Some specific topics include spin glasses, quantum electronic systems, solvable models, percolation, random matrices, and localization. The mathematics involved in this research comes from analysis, probability and geometry.

## Members

## Sergey Cherkis

Associate Professor, Mathematics

## William G Faris

Professor Emeritus

## Ibrahim Fatkullin

Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Associate Professor, Mathematics

## Hermann Flaschka

Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP

Professor, Mathematics

Professor, Mathematics

## Thomas G Kennedy

Interim Department Head, Mathematics

Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP

Professor, Mathematics

Professor, Physics

Professor, Statistics-GIDP

Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP

Professor, Mathematics

Professor, Physics

Professor, Statistics-GIDP

## Robert S Maier

Professor, Mathematics

Professor, Physics

Professor, Statistics-GIDP

Professor, Physics

Professor, Statistics-GIDP

## Sunder Sethuraman

Professor, Mathematics

Professor, Statistics-GIDP

Professor, Statistics-GIDP

## Robert Sims

Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP

Associate Professor, Mathematics

Associate Professor, Mathematics

## Jan Wehr

Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP

Professor, Mathematics

Professor, Mathematics