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CHEN, THOMAS

Thomas Chen

Department Chair, Professor
College of Natural Sciences, Department of Mathematics

Robert L. Moore Chair in Mathematics | Paul V. Montgomery Centennial Memorial Professorship in Actuarial Mathematics | Frank E. Gerth III Faculty Fellowships

Analysis and Mathematical Physics

tc@math.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-7180

Office Location
RLM 12.138

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
MATHEMATICS
2515 SPEEDWAY, Stop C1200
AUSTIN, TX 78712-1202

Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2001)

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (1999)

Research Interests

Mathematical Physics, Analysis and Applied Mathematics

Selected publications:

  • T. Chen, T. Komorowski, L. Ryzhik; The weak coupling limit for the random Schrödinger equation: The average wave function, Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal., 227 (1), 387-422, 2018.
  • T. Chen, Y. Hong, N. Pavlovic; Global well-posedness of the NLS System for infinitely many fermions, Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal., 224 (1), 91-123, 2017.
  • T. Chen, C. Hainzl, N. Pavlovic, R. Seiringer; Unconditional uniqueness for the cubic Gross-Pitaevskii hierarchy via quantum de FinettiCommun. Pure Appl. Math., 68 (10), 1845-1884, 2015.
  • T. Chen, N. Pavlovic, Derivation of the cubic NLS and Gross-Pitaevskii hierarchy from manybody dynamics in d=3 based on spacetime norms, Ann. H. Poincare, 15 (3), 543 - 588, 2014.
  • V. Bach, T. Chen, J. Froehlich, I.M. Sigal; Effective dynamics of an electron coupled to an external potential in non-relativistic QED, Ann. H. Poincare, 14 (6), 1573-1597, 2013. 
  • T. Chen, I. Rodnianski; Boltzmann limit for a homogenous Fermi gas with dynamical Hartree-Fock interactions in a random mediumJ. Stat. Phys., 142 (5), 1000 - 1051, 2011. 
  • T. Chen, J. Froehlich, A. Pizzo; Infraparticle scattering states in non-relativistic QED - I. The Bloch-Nordsieck paradigm, Commun. Math. Phys., 294 (3), 761 - 825, 2010. 
  • T. Chen, Infrared renormalization in non-relativistic QED and scaling criticalityJ. Funct. Anal., 254 (10), 2555 - 2647, 2008.
  • T. Chen, Convergence in higher mean of a random Schrödinger to a linear Boltzmann evolution, Comm. Math. Phys., 267, 355-392, 2006. 

Grants and Awards

  • 2017 - 2020 NSF Grant DMS-1716198, PI.
  • 2017 NSF Conference Grant DMS-1739320 for TexAMP 2017, PI
  • 2012 - 2018 NSF CAREER Grant DMS-1151414, PI.
  • 2011 Annales Henri Poincare Prize 2010.
  • 2010 - 2013 NSF Grant DMS-1009448, PI.
  • 2007 - 2010 NSF Grant DMS-0704031 / DMS-0940145, PI.
  • 2004 - 2007 NSF Grant DMS-0407644 / DMS-0524909, PI.
  • 2003 - 2004 NYU Research Challenge Fund Award.