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Office: IPST 2100A
Phone: 301-405-4819
Michael E. Fisher
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, IPST
College Park Professor
University System of Maryland Regents Professor
Education
Ph.D., Physics, King's College, London (1957)

Research Interests: A fundamental question in the theory of matter concerns the nature of different phases, the transitions between them and the associated critical phenomena. The researches of Michael Fisher address many aspects of these basic questions ranging from establishing rigorous theorems for the underlying statistical mechanics through exact analytical and precise numerical solutions for model systems, dimensional expansions and renormalization group calculations, Monte Carlo simulations, and phenomenological and thermodynamic analysis of concrete experimental observations. Recent researches have focused on ionic fluids and their criticality and, in a new direction, on the biophysics of motility and the mechanochemistry of molecular motors.