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Hi! I'm an associate professor at the Department of Mathematics at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Before this I was a Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar at the
Department of Mathematics in the
Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
I received my PhD from the
Department of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
My advisor was Prof. Yoram Last.
My MSc in chemistry was completed under the supervision of
Prof. David Avnir, at the
Department of Chemistry there.
Email: jbreuer /a/t/ math dot huji dot ac dot il
Office: Ross building room 80
Einstein Institute of Mathematics
Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Winter Semester: Advanced Calculus for Computer Science Students. Lectures take place on Wednesdays, 10:00--13:00, in Sprinzak 114.
- Spring Semester: Szego's Theorems and their Applications. Lectures take place Wednesdays, 14:00--16:00, in Sprinzak 202.
- Spring Semester: The Beauty of Mathematics. Lectures take place on Sundays, 14:00--16:00, somewhere on Mt. Scopus Campus.
- My office hours are Wednesdays, 13:00--14:00.
My areas of research are analysis and mathematical physics, which means that I am interested in analytical problems
motivated by physics. My work so far has concentrated around the area of spectral theory. In particular, I study
problems related to the spectral properties of random Schrödinger operators and random matrix ensembles, orthogonal
polynomials, transport phenomena in complex media and problems connected to spectral geometry.
Publications and preprints
- (with D. Avnir) The symmetry numbers of non-rigid molecules, J. Chem. Phys.
074110-1 -- 074110-10.
- Singular continuous spectrum for the
Laplacian on certain sparse trees, Commun. Math. Phys. 269 (2007), 851--857.
- (with Y. Last) Stability of spectral types for
Jacobi matrices under decaying random perturbations,
J. Funct. Anal. 245 (2007), 249--283.
- (with P. Forrester and U. Smilansky) Random
Schr\"odinger operators from random matrix theory,
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 (2007) F1--F8.
- Singular continuous and dense point spectrum for
sparse trees with finite dimensions, Probability and Mathematical Physics (eds. D. Dawson, V. Jaksic and B. Vainberg),
CRM Proc. and Lecture Notes 42 (2007), 65--83.
- Localization for the Anderson
model on trees with finite dimensions, Ann. Henri Poincarè 8 (2007), 1507--1520.
- Spectral and dynamical properties of
certain random Jacobi matrices with growing parameters, Trans. of AMS
362 (2010), 3161--3182.
- (with E. Ryckman and M. Zinchenko) Right limits and reflectionless measures for CMV matrices, Commun. Math. Phys. 292 (2009), 1--28.
- (with R. L. Frank) Singular spectrum for radial trees, Rev. Math. Phys. 21 (2009), 929--945.
- (with Y. Last and B. Simon) The Nevai
condition, Constr. Approx. 32 (2010), 221--254.
- (with E. Ryckman and B. Simon) Equality of the spectral and dynamical definitions of reflection,
Commun. Math. Phys. 295 (2010), 531--550.
- (with Y. Last and Y. Strauss) Eigenvalue Spacings and Dynamical Upper Bounds for Discrete One-Dimensional Schroedinger Operators , Duke Math. J. 157 (2011), 425--460.
- (with B. Simon) Natural Boundaries and Spectral Theory, Adv. Math. 226 (2011), 4902--4920.
- Sine kernel asymptotics for a class of singular measures, J. Approx. Theory 163 (2011), 1478--1491.
- (with E. Strahov) A universality theorem for ratios of random characteristic polynomials, J. Approx. Theory 164 (2012), 803--814.
- (with M. Duits) Nonintersecting paths with a staircase initial condition, Electron. J. Probab., 17 (2012), no. 60, 24 pp.
- (with M. Keller) Spectral analysis of certain spherically homogeneous graphs, Operators and Matrices, 7 (2013), 825--847.
- (with M. Duits) The Nevai condition and a local law of large numbers for orthogonal polynomial ensembles, Adv. Math., 265 (2014), 441--484.
- (with Y. Last and B. Simon) Stability of Asymptotics of Christoffel-Darboux Kernels , Commun. Math. Phys., 330 (2014), 1155--1178.
- (with M. Duits) Universality of mesoscopic fluctuations for orthogonal polynomial ensembles , to appear in Commun. Math. Phys.
- (with M. Duits) Central Limit Theorems for biorthogonal ensembles and asymptotics of recurrence coefficients, to appear in J. Amer. Math. Soc.
- (with B. Simon and O. Zeitouni) Large deviations and sum rules for spectral theory - a pedagogical approach, submitted.
Conferences and workshops organized