Professor Mike Thorpe, Arizona State University, USAExactly soluble models of phase transitions from rigid to flexible
Professor Mike Thorpe, Arizona State University, USA
In 2003, Michael Thorpe joined Arizona State University as Foundation Professor, and later became the Founding Director of the Center for Biological Physics.
He previously had faculty appointments at Yale University and Michigan State University where he was University Distinguished Professor.
research interests are in the theory of disordered systems, with a special emphasis on properties that are determined by geometry and topology.
has a research background in condensed matter theory, and in recent years has developed the mathematical theory of flexibility and mobility for use in glassy networks, and also in crystalline materials with disorder, such as zeolites and manganites.
most recent work has been in biological physics.