- William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Professor in Physics
Jaeger specializes in the study of nanoscale physics. At this scale, metallic, superconducting and semiconducting structures display properties that differ fundamentally from behavior on larger scales. Another interest of Jaeger's is the flow of granular materials, including dry sand and powders. These materials perplex physicists because they exhibit flow behavior far different from ordinary solids, liquids and gases. Yet understanding the peculiar behavior of granular materials is vital for predicting and controlling them under a variety of industrial, civil engineering and scientific conditions. With colleagues in the arts, Jaeger launched the "S3 Project: the Sights and Sounds of Science" in 2003, to explore and encourage the relationship between science and art.