Home Page - Thomas Chen




Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin
2515 Speedway C1200
Austin, TX 78712


Office: PMA 12.138

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Research interests:
Mathematical Physics
Analysis
Applied Mathematics










Research

CV



Personal

Citizenship: USA and Switzerland.

Education

2001 ETH Zurich, Ph.D. in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Juerg Froehlich. Coadvisor: Prof. Gian-Michele Graf
1999 ETH Zurich, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Hans Brauchli. Coadvisor: Prof. Eduard Zehnder

Positions

2017 - Chair, Department of Mathematics
2014 - 2017 Graduate Advisor, Department of Mathematics
2018 - University of Texas at Austin, Professor of Mathematics
2013 - 2018 University of Texas at Austin, Associate Professor of Mathematics
2008 - 2013 University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
On leave 2007/08
2004 - 2008 Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
2001 - 2004 New York University, Courant Institute, Courant Instructor
Mentor: Prof. Horng-Tzer Yau, Harvard University

Mentoring

PhD:
Esteban Cardenas
Michael Hott (PhD in 2022)
Yanlin Cheng, Amie Urban, Chuwei Zhang (PhD in 2021)
Kenneth Taliaferro (PhD in 2015)
Daniel Blazevski (joint with Rafael de la Llave; PhD in 2012)

Postdoctoral:
Jacky Chong (PhD University of Maryland, 2019; co-mentor with N. Pavlovic), since 2019
Ryan Denlinger (PhD Courant Institute, 2016; co-mentor with N. Pavlovic), 2016-2019
Younghun Hong (PhD Brown University, 2013; co-mentor with N. Pavlovic), 2013-2016
Itaru Sasaki (PhD Hokkaido University, 2007; JSPS grant), at Princeton University 2007-2008


Grants and honors

2020 - 2025 NSF Grant DMS-2009800, PI
2019 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (class of 2020)
2017 - 2021 NSF Grant DMS-1716198, PI
2017 NSF Conference Grant DMS-1739320 for TexAMP 2017, PI
2014 - Frank E. Gerth III Faculty Fellowship, UT Austin
2016 - 2017 NSF Grant DMS-1262411, PI
2014 NSF Conference Grant DMS-1412627 for TexAMP 2014, 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


Full CV (last update: 1/2022)