General Profile


Bruno Nachtergaele

Distinguished Professor
Mathematical physics
Ph.D. (in Physics), 1987, KU Leuven

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Office: PSEL 2031


Bruno Nachtergaele works in Mathematical Physics. His main interests are Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Spin Systems, Quantum Information, and applications of these fields in Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science.

Selected publications

  1. Mark Fannes, Bruno Nachtergaele, and Andre' Verbeure, "The equilibrium states of the Spin-Boson model, " Comm. Math. Phys., 114(4): 537-548, 1988, full text.

  2. Mark Fannes, Bruno Nachtergaele, and Reinhard Werner, "Finitely Correlated States on Quantum Spin Chains, " Comm. Math. Phys. 144(3): 443-490, 1992, full text.

  3. Michael Aizenman and Bruno Nachtergaele, "Geometric Aspects of Quantum Spin States, " Commun. Math. Phys., 164: 17-63, 1994, Math arXiv.9310009.

  4. Elliott Lieb and Bruno Nachtergaele, "The Stability of the Peierls Instability for Ring-Shaped Molecules, " Phys. Rev. B, 51: 4777-4791, 1995, Math arXiv.9410100.

  5. Bruno Nachtergaele and Horng-Tzer Yau, "Derivation of the Euler Equations from Quantum Dynamics, " Commun. Math. Phys., 243: 485-540, 2003, Math arXiv.0209027.

Honors and Awards

  • 2007, Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2002, Invited Lecture International Congress of Mathematicians, Beijing

Last updated: 2008-03-11