Home Page - Thomas Chen




Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin
2515 Speedway C1200
Austin, TX 78712


Office: RLM 12.138

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Research interests:
Mathematical Physics
Analysis
Applied Mathematics










Research

CV (short version)



Personal

US permanent resident, citizen of Switzerland. Married with two children.

Education

2001 ETH Zurich, Ph.D. in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Juerg Froehlich. Coadvisor: Prof. Gian-Michele Graf
1999 ETH Zurich, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Hans Brauchli. Coadvisor: Prof. Eduard Zehnder

Positions

2017 - Chair, Department of Mathematics
2014 - 2017 Graduate Advisor, Department of Mathematics
2013 - University of Texas at Austin, Associate Professor of Mathematics
2008 - 2013 University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
On leave 2007/08
2004 - 2008 Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
2001 - 2004 New York University, Courant Institute, Courant Instructor
Mentor: Prof. Horng-Tzer Yau, Harvard University

Mentoring

PhD:
Kenneth Taliaferro (PhD in 2015)
Daniel Blazevski (joint with Rafael de la Llave; PhD in 2012)

Postdoctoral:
Ryan Denlinger (PhD Courant Institute, 2016; co-mentor with N. Pavlovic), since 2016
Younghun Hong (PhD Brown University, 2013; co-mentor with N. Pavlovic), 2013-2016
Itaru Sasaki (PhD Hokkaido University, 2007; JSPS grant), at Princeton University 2007/08


Grants and honors

2017 NSF Conference Grant DMS-1739320 for TexAMP 2017, PI
2017 - 2020 NSF Grant DMS-1716198, PI
2014 - 2017 Frank E. Gerth III Faculty Fellowship, UT Austin
2016 - 2017 NSF Grant DMS-1262411, PI
2014 NSF Conference Grant DMS-1412627 for TexAMP 2014, PI
2012 - 2018 NSF CAREER Grant DMS-1151414, PI
2011 Annales Henri Poincare Prize 2010 for the article linked here
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


Full CV (last update: 8/2017)