Lawrence Thomas

Professor Emeritus

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

Research Areas
Mathematical Physics

Asymptotic behavior of thermal non-equilibrium steady states for a driven chain of anharmonic oscillators, Comm. Math. Phys. 215 (2000), 1-24 (with Luc Rey-Bellet). arXiv:math-ph/0001016

Exponential convergence to non-equilibrium stationary states in classical statistical mechanics, Comm. Math. Phys. 225 (2002), 305-329 (with Luc Rey-Bellet). arXiv:math-ph/0110024

Research Interests

My research interests in mathematical physics include quantum mechanics (Schrödinger operators, semi-classical and high-energy limit problems) and statistical physics (classical and quantum lattice spin systems). Most recently I have been working in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.


  • Bachelor of Science (BS), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Master of Science (MS), Yale University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Yale University