Faculty Profile

Joel L. Lebowitz
Distinguished Professor
George William Hill Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Group: Condensed matter theory
Phone: 848-445-3117
Office: Hill 612
Email: lebowitz@math.rutgers.edu
Homepage: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/people/hpgs/Lebowitz.html

Research Overview:

My work covers a wide variety of problems in equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and involves a mixture of rigorous and non-rigorous methods. The main themes in the work are:

  • Phase transitions in equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems
  • Application of statisical mechanics and mathematical modeling to complex systems in biology, ecology, etc.
  • Derivation of hydrodynamical equations from microscopic kinetics
  • Phase segregation dynamics
  • Statistical mechanics of plasmas
  • Time evolution of micro- and macro-quantum systems
News Item(s):
  • Article about Joel Lebowitz, and the Statistical Mechanics Conference
  • Joel Lebowitz has been elected a foreign member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (The Academy of the Lincei), in the Class of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences
  • Joel Lebowitz has been named by the French Acadmie as the recipient of the 2014 Grande Medaille de L'Academie
  • Joel Lebowitz, and Greg Moore, were selected as inaugural class members of the American Mathematical Society Fellows Program
  • Joel Lebowitz has been awarded the Planck medal of the German Physical Society for his lifetime achievements
  • Professor Joel Lebowitz has been awarded the 2004 Nicholson Medal for Humanitarian Service by the APS
  • Joel Lebowitz has won the 2001 Volterra Award of the Academia Lincea in Rome