Mathematical Physics

Mathematical physics is an interdisciplinary research area that includes quantum mechanics, molecular dynamics, and acoustics. Pictured to the right is professor emeritus George Hagedorn, who was recently honored by a conference named for him, hosted at Virginia Tech:

picture of Professor Hagedorn

Research Advisors for Mathematical Physics

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      • Nicole Abaid

        Dr. Abaid's research focuses on networked dynamical systems. She studies diverse biological systems, ranging from animal groups to brain networks, to inspire novel results in mathematical modeling and control.

      • Mark Embree profile picture
      • Mark Embree

        Professor Embree studies numerical linear algebra and spectral theory, with particular interest in eigenvalue computations for nonsymmetric matrices and transient behavior of dynamical systems.

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      • Martin Fraas

        Assistant professor Martin Fraas works in mathematical physics, studying mathematical structures of quantum mechanics. His research interests include topological phases of matter, open quantum systems, and the adiabatic theory.

      • Martin Klaus

        Professor Klaus' research mainly concerns the spectral theory of linear operators and their connection with nonlinear evolution equations. This research has applications in the study of optical pulse propagation.

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      • Bob Rogers

        Professor Rogers studies continuum mechanics and nonconvex problems in partial differential equations. He also studies models of acoustics.

Researchers of Mathematical Physics

      • Turker Topcu profile picture
      • Turker Topcu

        Dr. Topcu works in the field of computational science. His research involves developing algorithms and codes to solve partial and ordinary differential equations to simulate quantum dynamical systems.