Dr. Paul M. Goldbart

Paul M. Goldbart is Dean and Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair in the College of Sciences and Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a B.A. in Physics and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University in 1981, an M.S. in Physics from UCLA in 1982, and a Diploma in Mathematical Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics from Imperial College London in 1985. His research is primarily on the physics of condensed matter, including both soft matter (such as vulcanized polymer networks, liquid crystals, and flocking in active media) and hard matter (including superconductivity and mesoscopic systems), especially in settings in which quenched disorder plays a central role. He has also contributed to the fields of quantum entanglement and chaos, ultracold gases, nanoscience, and law and economics. Goldbart has co-authored approximately 150 journal articles and a textbook: Mathematics for Physics – A Guided Tour for Graduate Students. He is an elected fellow of the American Physical Society, the U.K.’s Institute of Physics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was named a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator.


Research website: http://goldbart.gatech.edu/