Citation read by P.C. Hemmer, Secretary, IUPAP Commission on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Rodney J. Baxter: Boltzmann Medallist 1988
The Boltzmann Award is given every three years by the IUPAP Commission on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics in recognition of outstanding contributions to statistical physics. The award consists of a gold medal.
On Behalf of the Commission I hereby award the third Boltzmann medal to Dr. Rodney James Baxter, Institute of Advanced Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.
Dr. Baxter is honored for his brilliant contributions to the field of critical phenomena, in the form of remarkable exact solutions of several two-dimensional models. he is cited in particular for his solution of the eight-vertex model, a model that now generally carries his name, and whose solution has cast new light on the concept of universality.