Nomination of two new Professors at SB
At its meeting of 19-20 May 2021, the ETH Board has named Dr. Andreas Läuchli as Full Professor and Dr. Florian Richter as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the School of Basic Sciences (SB).
Professor Andreas Läuchli, currently Full Professor and Head of Institute at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, was named as Full Professor of Physics in the School of Basic Sciences (SB) and as Director of the Laboratory for Computational and Theoretical Physics at PSI, starting from the 1 st of September.
Andreas Läuchli is a specialist in strongly correlated systemsin the physics of condensed matter and atomic gases.He is one of the few people who combine theoretical knowledge with digital expertise. This internationally renowned researcher will boost the range of courses offered by EPFL in one of the core areas of the Institute of Physics while also developing a research programme on condensed matter.
Professor Florian Richter, currently Boas Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, Illinois, USA, was named as Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Basic Sciences (SB), starting from the 1 st of September.
Florian Richter’s work focuses on ergodic theory and discrete dynamical systems. His findings have made a significant contribution to research. In the area of dynamical systems, for example, he has discovered unexpected links with other areas of mathematics, such as additive number theory. By appointing this distinguished researcher, EPFL is strengthening the connections between the various research areas within mathematics.