Ira Herbst

Professor

P. O. Box 400137
Dept. of Mathematics
228 Kerchof Hall

Research Areas
Mathematical Physics
Publications/Research

Decay of eigenfunctions of elliptic PDEs I (with E. Skibsted), Adv. Math. 270, (2015), 138--180.
 

Decay of eigenfunctions of elliptic PDEs II (with E. Skibsted), arXiv 1504.07128.

 

Research Interests

Most of my work is in quantum mechanics and covers a range of subjects from non-relativistic quantum electrodynamics to the Laplacian on non-compact manifolds. Outside this mold a recent paper concerns the Navier-Stokes equations. My objective has been to choose problems with some relation to physics, but with the overriding factor to make sure that the mathematical content is interesting and challenging.

Education

  • Bachelor Science Engineering (BSE), Cornell University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of California, Berkeley