ESI Medal Award Ceremony 2021

The Medal of the Erwin Schrödinger Institute for Mathematics and Physics for the year 2021 is awarded to Elliott Lieb, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University.

Professor Lieb is honoured for his deep and groundbreaking mathematical analysis of fundamental problems and models of many-body physics, foremost his works of recent years, which continue to be outstanding and inspiring to a new generation of mathematical physicists. Two highlights in the realm of Coulomb systems are a mathematically rigorous justification of the Local Density Approximation in Density Functional Theory, and a proof of the equivalence in the thermodynamic limit of three different definitions of the minimum energy of a homogeneous electron gas (joint work with M. Lewin and R. Seiringer).

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The award ceremony will take place on November 5, 2021, at the Erwin Schrödinger Institute in Vienna. Elliott Lieb will participate online in the event.


Should you like to attend the ceremony in person, please sign up for it by sending an e-mail to We will be happy to receive your registration by October 28, 2021 at the latest.

There will also be the opportunity to follow the ceremony online.
Join Zoom Meeting

Nov. 5, 2021
14:00 — 14:15
Prof. Christoph Dellago, ESI Director, U of Vienna


14:15 — 15:00
Prof. Robert Seiringer, IST Austria

Recent (mathematical) results on Density Functional Theory

15:00 — 15:45
Prof. Jan Philip Solovej, U of Copenhagen

On the Wehrl entropy - online

15:45 — 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 — 16:45
Prof. Jakob Yngvason, U of Vienna


16:45 — 17:00
Award - ESI Medal
17:00 — 17:45
Prof. Elliott Lieb, Princeton U

Award Lecture - online

17:45 — 17:50
Prof. Christoph Dellago, ESI Director, U of Vienna



Name Affiliation
Christoph Dellago University of Vienna


Name Affiliation
Anton Alekseev University of Genève
Elliott Lieb Princeton University
Robert Seiringer Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Jan Philip Solovej University of Copenhagen
Jakob Yngvason University of Vienna
Preview of ESI Medal 2021 -Elliott Lieb
ESI Medal 2021 -Elliott Lieb
At a glance
Nov. 5, 2021, 14:00 — 17:50
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Christoph Dellago (U of Vienna)