CHEN, THOMAS

Thomas Chen

Department Chair, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics


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
Department of Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences
1 University Station C1200
Austin, TX 78712

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., online first.
  • 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.