Prof. Dr. h. c. mult.

Elliott Lieb , Ph. D.

Elliott Lieb

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 1976

  • Mathematics and Physics Departments, Princeton University


Research Areas:

  • Physics, Astronomy
  • Mathematical physics



Selected Memberships:

  • National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Royal Society
  • Königlich Dänische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • American Physical Society
  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Selected Prizes:

  • Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst
  • Max-Planck-Medaille der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
  • Rolf Schock prize in mathematics, Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Boltzmann-Medaille der Internationalen Union für Reine und Angewandte Physik
  • Poincaré prize of the International Association of Mathematical Physics

Selected Publications:

  • Lieb, E.; Thirring, W. (1975) Bound for the Kinetic Energy of Fermions which Proves the Stability of Matter. Physical Review Letters, Bd. 35, S. 687-689.
  • Lieb, E.; Ruskai, M. B. (1973) Proof of the Strong Subadditivity of Quantum-Mechanical Entropy. Journal of Mathematical Physics, Bd. 14, S. 1938-1941.
  • Lebowitz, J. L.; Lieb, E. (1972) The Constitution of Matter: Existence of Thermodynamics for Systems Composed of Electrons and Nuclei. Advances in Mathematics, Bd. 9, S. 316-398.
  • Lieb, E.; Wu, F. Y. (1968) Absence of Mott Transition in an Exact Solution of the Short-Range, One-Band Model in One Dimension. Physical Review Letters, Bd. 20, S. 1445-1448.
  • Lieb, Elliott (1967) Residual Entropy of Square Ice. Physical Review, Bd. 162, S. 162-172.