Daniel L. Stein
Daniel L. Stein is the Dean of science and Professor of physics and mathematics at New York University (NYU). Prior to that, he was a faculty member and the Head of Physics Department at the University of Arizona, as well as a faculty member at the Physics Department at Princeton University. He received a B.S. degree in physics and an A.B. degree in mathematics from Brown University in 1975, an M.S. degree in physics from Princeton University in 1977, and a Ph.D. degree in physics from Princeton University in 1979. His research is centered on the areas of theoretical condensed matter physics and mathematical statistical mechanics. It currently focuses primarily on randomness and disorder in condensed matter systems, with emphasis on magnetic materials and stochastic processes leading to rare nucleation events, particularly in mesoscopic and nanoscopic systems. In the past, he worked on topics as diverse as protein biophysics, biological evolution, amorphous semiconductors, superconductors and superfluids, liquid crystals, neutron stars, and the interface between particle physics and cosmology. He has been awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Science Distinguished Teaching Award, and Commission on the Status of Women Vision 2000 Award. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He served on numerous editorial boards of scientific journals, American Physical Society committees, and scientific advisory boards.
Biography Updated on 15 April 2008