Thomas Schäfer

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Thomas Schäfer received his Ph.D. at the University of Regensburg, Germany, in 1992. He was a postdoc at Stony Brook University, NY, (1992–1994), the Institute for Nuclear Theory in Seattle, WA, (1995–1998), and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, (1998–1999). From 2000 to 2002 he was a professor at Stony Brook University, and in 2003 he moved to North Carolina State University. His research interests include QCD, many-body physics, and transport theory.

Atomic and Molecular Physics

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