Thomas Vojta studied physics in Dresden, Mainz, and Chemnitz in Germany and received his Ph.D. from Chemnitz University of Technology in 1994. After postdoctoral positions at the University of Oregon and at Chemnitz, he held a visiting appointment at the University of Oxford. In 2002, he joined the faculty of Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla). Thomas Vojta is a theorist working at the boundary between condensed matter and statistical physics. His expertise includes quantum and classical phase transitions, critical behavior, magnetism, superconductivity, and transport in disordered materials.
Quantum states in disordered solids are characterized by wild spatial fluctuations. As a result, the behavior of a single typical wave function differs markedly from the ensemble average.