Michael E. Fisher
University of Maryland, College Park
Election Year: 1983
Primary Section: 14, Chemistry
Secondary Section: 29, Biophysics and Computational Biology
Membership Type: Foreign Associate
Areas of interest encompass statistical mechanics, theoretical condensed matter physics and physical chemistry (including polymers, magnetism, phase transitions and critical and multicritical phenomena, superfluid helium, wetting and interfacial transitions, membranes, electrolytes and ionic systems, "biologically inspired physics," rigorous mathematical foundations, etc.), and associated mathematical problems (numerical analysis, combinatorics, Toeplitz matrices, asymptotic approximations, etc.). Beyond research, interests include issues of education, scientific integrity, science funding, science planning, history, and philopsophy of science.