Emeritus Professor

Department of Physics

University of Oxford

Email: douglas.abraham@gmail.com

Douglas Abraham is Visiting Professor of Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. He is also Emeritus Professor of Statistical Mechanics at the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow of Wolfson College. He holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge and a DS.c. from Oxford.

Professor Abraham’s research interests are Mathematical Physics, Statistical Mechanics, and Exactly Solvable Models. His work has appeared in Physical Review Letters, European Physics Letters, Communications in Mathematical Physics, Physical Review, and Journal of Statistical Physics.

Professor Abraham has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, a Marie Curie Professor of the EU, and a Visiting Miller Professor at UC Berkeley. He also served on the selection panel in Basic Sciences for the Premios in “Frontiers of Knowledge” of the Fundación BBVA, Madrid.

**Research Interests**

Exact and rigorous results in Statistical Mechanics

Thermal Casimir interactions

Thermal Failure of nano-wires and associated quasi one-dimensional systems

Quantum mechanics of one-dimensional arrays of chromophores

Extremely long-ranged signaling in networks

Exact solution of planar Ising model and related topics

**Education**

DSc, Applied Maths

Oxford, 1987

PhD, Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

Cambridge, 1968

BA/MA, Natural Sciences Tripos

Cambridge, 1964/68