Prof. Dr. Andreas Martin Läuchli Herzig

Andreas Läuchli Herzig
Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI


Professor Andreas Läuchli is a theoretical and computational physicist. He completed his studies in physics at ETH Zürich, earning his PhD in 2003 from the same institution. Following a postdoctoral tenure in Toulouse, he served as a project leader and lecturer at IRRMA and EPFL from 2004 to 2008. From 2008 to 2011, Prof. Läuchli led a research group in the condensed matter division of the MPI PKS in Dresden. In 2011, he joined the University of Innsbruck as a professor of theoretical physics, where he also directed the Institute for Theoretical Physics from 2013 to 2017. Since the fall of 2021, he has been heading the Laboratory for Theoretical and Computational Physics at the Paul Scherrer Institute. Simultaneously, he holds the position of a full professor of physics at EPFL. 

Andreas Läuchli's research focuses on understanding how things emerge in quantum systems when many particles interact strongly. He explores a wide range of systems, from condensed matter to quantum simulators and strongly coupled quantum field theories. Using advanced numerical algorithms and theoretical concepts, he uncovers new phases of quantum matter and studies how interacting quantum systems behave when not in equilibrium. In his work, he investigates how traces of quantum field theories show up in numerical simulations, especially in different types of spectra. Beyond theory, he enjoys collaborating with experimental groups in condensed matter physics and beyond, bringing together the theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum physics.