Prof. Dr. Jean Zinn-Justin


Academic positionEmeritus
Research fieldsTheoretical Physics
Keywordsquantum field theory, renormalization group

Current contact address

CityGif-sur-Yvette Cédex
InstitutionCommissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
InstituteInstitut de Recherche sur les lois Fondamentales de lUnivers

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Franz WegnerInstitut für Theoretische Physik, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Christof WetterichInstitut für Theoretische Physik, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Hagen KleinertInstitut für Theoretische Physik (WE 2), Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Ulrich WolffInstitut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin
Start of initial sponsorship01/07/2003


2003Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Zinn-Justin is famous for his contributions to quantum field theory. His work on the renormalization group, finite size effects, perturbation theory in high orders, gauge theories and the non-linear sigma-model have set the stage for much subsequent work on the interplay between theoretical particle physics and statistical physics. His investigation of matrix models has inspired the theory of quantum gravity.

Publications (partial selection)

2010Ulrich D. Jentschura, Jean Zinn-Justin: Calculation of the characteristic functions of anharmonic oscillators. In: Applied Numerical Mathematics, 2010, 1332-1341
2010Ulrich D, Andrej Surzhykov, Jean Zinn-Justin: Multi-instantons and exact results III: Unification of even and odd anharmonic oscillators. In: Annals of Physics, 2010, 1135-1172
2009Ulrich D. Jentschura, Andrey Surzhykov, Jean Zinn-Justin: Generalized Nonanalytic Expansions, PT-Symmetry and Large-Order Formulas for Odd Anharmonic Oscillators. In: Sigma, 2009, 005
2009Ulrich D. Jentschura, Andrey Surzhykov and Jean Zinn-Justin: Unified Treatment of Even and Odd Anharmonic Oscillators of Arbitrary Degree. In: Physical Review Letters , 2009, 011601-011605
2008Ulrich D. Jentschura, Andrey Surzhykov, Michael Lubasch, Jean Zinn-Justin: Structure, Time Propagation and Dissipative Terms for Resonances. In: Journal of Physics , 2008, 095302-095317
2006Ulrich D Jentschura, I. Nandori, Jean Zinn-Justin: Effective Action and Phase Structure of Multi-Layer Sine-Gordon Type Models. In: Annals of Physics (NY), 2006, 2647-2659
2006Ettore Vicari and Jean Zinn-Justin: Fixed point stability and decay of correlations. In: New Journal of Physics, 2006, 321
2006Andrey Surzhykov, Michael Lubasch, Jean Zinn-Justin, Ulrich D Jentschura: Quantum Dot Potentials: Symanzik Scaling, Resurgent Expansions and Quantum Dynamics. In: Physical Review, 2006, 205317-205329
2004Ulrich D Jentschura and Jean Zinn-Justin: Instantons in quantum mechanics and resurgent expansions. In: Physics Letters , 2004, 138-144
2004Jean Zinn-Justin and UD Jentschura: Multi-instantons and exact results I: conjectures, WKB expansions, and instanton interactions. In: Annals of Physics (NY), 2004, 197-267
2004Ulrich D Jentschura and Jean Zinn-Justin: Multi-instantons and exact results II: specific cases, higher-order effects, and numerical calculations . In: Annals of Physcs, 2004, 269-325