Thomas Erber

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus
  • Professor Honoris Causa, University of Graz


B.S, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D, University of Chicago

Research Interests

Quantum electrodynamics in intense magnetic fields; classical electrodynamics; the quantum mechanics of single trapped atoms; magnetic and mechanical hysteresis; metal fatigue; structure and evolution of complex physical systems; sonoluminescence.


"Reflections on parity," T. Erber, Foundations of Physics 34, 1515 (2004).

"Unified Radiation Formulae for Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics," T. Erber, H.G. Latal, European J. Phys. 24, 67-79, (2003).

"Hooke's Law and Fatigue Limits in Micromechanics," T. Erber, Eur. J. Phys. 22: 491-499 (2001).

"Reversibility, Irreversibility: Restorability, Non-Restorability," T. Erber and B. Bernstein, J. Phys. A: Mathematical and General 32, 7581 (1999).

"Chiral Hausdorff Metrics and Structural Spectroscopy in a Complex System," T. Erber, L. Coffey and J. Drapala, J. Phys. A: Mathematical and General 32, 2263 (1999).

Thomas Erber

Contact Information

312.567.3382 312.567.3494 148E Robert A. Pritzker Science Center