Focus and Coverage
Journal of Mathematical Physics features content in all areas of mathematical physics. Specifically, the articles focus on areas of research that illustrate the application of mathematics to problems in physics, the development of mathematical methods suitable for such applications, and for the formulation of physical theories. The mathematics featured in the articles is written in a manner that is understandable to theoretical physicists. JMP also publishes review articles on mathematical subjects relevant to physics as well as special issues which combines papers on a topic of current interest to the mathematical physics community
Journal of Mathematical Physics welcomes original research of the highest quality in all active areas of mathematical physics, including the following:
|Partial Differential Equations
||Representation Theory and Algebraic Methods
|Many Body and Condensed Matter Physics
|Quantum Information and Computation
||Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity, and String Theory
|General Relativity and Gravitation
|Classical Mechanics and Classical Fields
||Methods of Mathematical Physics|
2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)*:
Among the Top 5 highly cited journals in Mathematical Physics (Thomson Reuters, 2013)
|Five-Year Impact Factor
|Article Influence Score
* Data from the 2012 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2013).
||Rafael D. Benguria
||P. Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
||Mary Beth Ruskai
||Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, ON, CA
||Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
||Alexander B. Soshnikov
||University of California, Davis, CA, USA
||Edriss S. Titi
||University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
and The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
||University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
||Jan Philip Solovej
||University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Editor, 1992–2005: Roger G. Newton
Editor, 1985–1992: Lawrence C. Biedenharn
Editor, 1979–1985: John R. Klauder
Editor, 1970–1978: Morton Hamermesh
Editor, 1960–1970: Elliott Montroll
Authors who wish their manuscript to be handled by a specific member of the Editorial Board should include a note to that effect in the submission cover letter, as well as in the "Submission Comments" box at the bottom of the online manuscript submission form. Details about manuscript submission may be found here.
- Term ending 31 December 2013
Pavel Exner (Czech Academy of Sciences, Rez near Prague, Czech Republic)
Quantum mechanics, specifically quantum effects in waveguides and on graphs and surfaces, decay and resonance phenomena, quantum chaos
Jürg Fröhlich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland)
General quantum field theory, quantum theory of systems with many degrees of freedom, statistical mechanics
Jonathan P. Keating (University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom)
Quantum chaos, random matrix theory, number theory
Flora Koukiou (Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy-Pontoise, France)
Statistical mechanics (classical and quantum) random systems, spin glasses, complex systems, complex networks. probability applied to physics (stochastic processes, martingale methods, random measures, fractal and geometrical measure theory), entropy estimates (classical and quantum)
Christian Maes (Instituut voor Theoretische Fysica, Leuven, Belgium)
Statistical mechanics, probability-spatial processes
Robert Seiringer (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
Quantum statistical mechanics, spectral theory
Steve Shkoller (University of California, Davis, CA, USA)
Partial differential equations, mathematical fluid dynamics, free-boundary problems
Reinhard F. Werner (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany)
Quantum Information, conceptual and mathematical foundations of quantum theory
Andreas Winter (ICREA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)
Quantum information theory, entanglement theory, non-locality, cryptography, discrete mathematics
- Term ending 31 December 2014
Laszlo Erdös (University of Munich, LMU, Munich, Germany)
Schrödinger operators, many body quantum systems, probability
Giovanni Felder (ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland)
Conformal and topological field theory, representation theory, quantum integrable systems
Vladas Sidoravicius (Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Probability and statistical mechanics
Michael M. Wolf (Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany)
Quantum information theory, foundations of quantum theory, quantum lattice systems
Dimitri R. Yafaev (Université Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France)
Spectral theory of differential operators, especially in relation to quantum mechanical problems, magnetic fields
Horng-Tzer Yau (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA)
Quantum dynamics, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics
- Term ending 31 December 2015
Giovanni Gallavotti (Univ. di Roma I "La Sapienza," Italy)
Statistical mechanics, renormalization group, dynamical systems, classical mechanics
Michael Loss (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA)
Stability of matter, kinetic theory, quantum electrodynamics
Christoph Schweigert (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
Conformal field theory, representation theoretic methods in mathematical physics
Cédric Villani (Université de Lyon & Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France)
Statistical mechanics, partial differential equations, analysis, probability, Riemannian geometry
Abdelmalek Abdesselam (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA)
Constructive quantum field theory, rigorous renormalization group, statistical mechanics, combinatorics
Andrew Childs (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, USA)
Quantum information processing, quantum mechanics
Sylvia Serfaty (Université Pierre et Marie Curi, Paris Cedex, France)
Partial Differential Equations, calculus of variations, Ginzburg-Landau equations, Coulomb systems
The purpose of Journal of Mathematical Physics (JMP) is to publish papers dealing with the application of mathematics to problems in physics or the development of mathematical methods suitable for such applications and for the formulation of physical theories. Occasionally, reviews of mathematical subjects relevant to physics and special issues combining papers on a topic of current interest may be published.
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