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|
2013 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)*:
Among the Top 5 highly cited journals in Mathematical Physics (Thomson Reuters, 2014)
|Five-Year Impact Factor
|Article Influence Score
* Data from the 2013 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2014).
Editorial Advisory Board
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 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
Term ending 31 December 2016
Michael Aizenman (Princeton University)
Spectra and dynamics of random operators, critical behavior in critical dimensions, disorder effects in statistical mechanics
Pierluigi Contucci (Universita di Bologna)
Statistical Mechanics of disordered systems
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
Alice Guionnet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Operator algebra theory, probability, random matrix theory
Lisa Jeffrey (University of Toronto)
Symplectic geometry, geometric applications of quantum field theory
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)
Matilde Marcolli (California Institute of Technology)
Algebraic and algebra-geometric structures in quantum field theory, topological and geometric models for particle physics and cosmology, applications of quantum statistical mechanics to number theory
Robert Seiringer (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
Quantum statistical mechanics, spectral theory
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
Gunther Uhlmann (University of Washington)
Inverse problems and imaging, partial differential equations, microlocal analysis, scattering theory
Craig Tracy (University of California, Davis)
Statistical mechanics, integrable systems, probability theory
Term ending 31 December 2017
Marek Biskup (University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA)
Phase transitions, critical phenomena, scaling limits, disordered systems, random walks, random fields
Laszlo Erdös (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany)
Schrödinger operators, many body quantum systems, probability
Schrödinger operators, many body quantum systems, probability
Christian Fleischhack (Universitat Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany)
Loop quantization, analytic and geometric methods in mathematical physics
Rupert Frank (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA)
Jürg Fröhlich (ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)
Yoshiko Ogata (The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)
Quantum statistical mechanics (operator algebra, quantum information theory)
Marco Piani (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Quantum information theory, quantum entanglement (theory and applications), non-classicality, non-locality, quantum optics, dynamics of open quantum systems
Benjamin Schlein (University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)
Many body quantum systems, quantum evolution, partial differential equations
Simone Warzel (Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany)
Disordered quantum systems, spectral theory
Michael M. Wolf (Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany)
Quantum information theory, foundations of quantum theory, quantum lattice 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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