Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics

Robert Seiringer

Robert Seiringer and his research group focus on many-body systems in quantum mechanics. In particular, they are interested in problems in quantum statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics. Such systems display a rich variety of complex phenomena, and it is of fundamental importance to understand the basic underlying principles as thoroughly and precisely as possible.

The goal of their research is the development of new mathematical tools for a rigorous analysis of such quantum many-body systems. Because of the complexity of the systems many phenomena are so far only understood using either perturbation theory or uncontrolled approximations whose justification remains open. It therefore remains a challenge to derive non-perturbative results and to obtain precise conditions under which the various approximations can or cannot be justified. For this purpose it is often necessary to apply modern mathematical techniques or even to develop new ones. In this way, physical ideas and intuition tend to give rise to new mathematical methods. These new methods lead to different points of view and thus increase our understanding of physical systems.

Robert Seiringer
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Am Campus 1
A – 3400 Klosterneuburg

Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-5701
E-mail: robert.seiringer@remove-this.ist.ac.at


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Jessica de Antoni Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000-1178 E-mail: jessica.deantoni@ist.ac.at


  • Andreas Deuchert, Postdoc
  • Simon Mayer, PhD Student
  • Thomas Moser, PhD Student

Selected Publications

  • Seiringer R., Frank R.L., Hainzl C., Solovej J.P. 2012. Microscopic Derivation of Ginzburg-Landau Theory, J. Amer. Math. Soc. 25, 667–713.
  • Seiringer R., Frank R.L., Lewin M., Lieb E.H. 2011. Energy cost to make a hole in the Fermi sea, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 150402.
  • Seiringer R. 2011. The Excitation Spectrum for Weakly Interacting Bosons, Commun. Math. Phys. 306, 565–578.


Since 2013 Professor, IST Austria
2010-2013 Associate Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2005 Habilitation, University of Vienna, Austria
2003-2010 Assistant Professor, Princeton University, USA
2001-2003 Postdoc, Princeton University, USA
2000-2001 Assistant, University of Vienna, Austria
2000 PhD, University of Vienna, Austria

Selected Distinctions

2016 ERC Advanced Grant
2012-2017 William Dawson Scholarship
2012-2014 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie memorial Fellowship
2009-2010 U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Grant
2009 Henri Poincaré Prize of the International Association of Mathematical Physics
2004-2006 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
2001-2003 Erwin Schrödinger Fellow