Daniel Stein

Affiliated Professor of Physics, NYU Shanghai; Professor of Mathematics, Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science, NYU
Dan Stein
Affiliated Professor of Physics, NYU Shanghai; Professor of Mathematics, Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science, NYU
Email
daniel.stein@nyu.edu

Daniel L. Stein is Professor of Physics and Mathematics at New York University. From 2006-2012 he served as Dean of Science at New York University.  Prior to coming to NYU, he served on the faculties at Princeton University and at the University of Arizona, where he was Head of the Department of Physics for a decade. He received his Ph.D. In Physics from Princeton University in 1979.

His awards include an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, Princeton University C.E. Proctor Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Science Distinguished Teaching Award, Commission on the Status of Women Vision 2000 Award, election as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the U.S. Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Medal.

Research Interests

  • Theoretical condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics
  • Protein Biophysics
  • Biological Evolution
  • Amorphous semicondcutors, superconductors and superfluids
  • Liquid crystals
  • Neutron stars
  • The interface between particle physics and cosmology

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Science 1 Physics
  • Foundations of Science 2 Physics

Education

PhD, Physics, Princeton University, 1979