Linda E. Reichl is Professor of Physics at the University of Texas
at Austin. She was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2000
“for her original contributions to the field of quantum chaos.”
Her research has ranged over a variety of topics in statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics. They include the theory of low temperature Fermi liquids, quantum transport theory, application of linear hydrodynamics to translational and rotational Brownian motion and dielectric response, and the transition to chaos in classical and quantum mechanical conservative systems.
More recently her work has focused on superfluid transport theory, quantum control, quantum scattering theory and the theory of open quantum systems, with applications to nanometer scale systems and molecular scattering processes.
Linda has published more than 150 research papers, edited several conference proceedings, and has written several books. Her book “A Modern Course in Statistical Physics”, 3rd Edition (Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2009) has been translated into Chinese and Japanese. Her book “The Transition to Chaos”, 2nd Edition (Springer-Verlag, 2004) has been translated into Russian.
- Served as Acting Director of the Center for Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems 1974-2003 and Director 2003-2006.
- Served as Co-Director of the Center for Complex Quantum Systems 2006-present.
- Served as the Chair of the UT-Austin Faculty Council (2004-2005).
- Served as Associate Dean of the College of Natural Science (2006-2010).
- Served as U.S. Editor of the nonlinear science journal “Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals” (1997-2006).