J Michael Kosterlitz Harrison E. Farnsworth Professor of Physics

Professor Kosterlitz joined the faculty of Brown University in 1982. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Cambridge University and Ph.D. in high energy physics from Oxford University in 1969. He has engaged in research at the Instituto di Fisica Teorica, Torino, Italy, and in this country at Cornell University, Princeton University, Bell Telephone Laboratories and Harvard University. He has also served on the faculty of the Department of Mathematical Physics, University of Birmingham.

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

"Sharp Interface Limits of Phase-Field Models," K.R. Elder, Martin Grant, N. Provotas and J.M. Kosterlitz, Phys. Rev. E64, 021604 (2001).

"Phase-field Modeling of Eutectic Growth," F. Drolet, K.R. Elder, M. Grant and J.M. Kosterlitz, Phys. Rev. E61, 6705 (2000).

"Numerical Study of Spin and Chiral Order in a Two-Dimensional XY Spin Glass," J.M. Kosterlitz and N. Akino, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4094 (1999).

"Charge Glass in Two-Dimensional Arrays of Capacitively Coupled Grains with Random Offset Charges," E. Granato and J.M. Kosterlitz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3888 (1998).

"Numerical Study of Order in a Gauge Glass Model," J.M. Kosterlitz and N. Akino, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 4672 (1998).

research overview

Professor Kosterlitz does research in condensed matter theory, one- and two-dimensional physics; in phase transitions: random systems, electron localization, and spin glasses; and in critical dynamics: melting and freezing.