Raymond E. Goldstein, Ph.D.

Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
Scientific Advisory Board, Flatiron Institute

Ray Goldstein received undergraduate degrees in physics and chemistry from MIT, and a Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics from Cornell University. Following postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago and faculty positions in physics and applied mathematics at Princeton University and the University of Arizona, he moved to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge in 2006 as the Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems.

His research interests span from statistical physics to nonlinear dynamics and geophysics, with particular emphasis on biological physics, both theoretical and experimental. His work has been recognized by a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, a Presidential Faculty Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, the G.K. Batchelor Prize in Fluid Mechanics, the Rosalind Franklin Medal of the Institute of Physics (UK) and Fellowship in the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the Royal Society. He shared the 2012 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics for work on the shape of a ponytail.

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