Jürg Fröhlich

Prof. em. Dr. Jürg Fröhlich


Professor emeritus

Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 633 25 79
Fax: +41 44 633 11 15
Tel. (Alt.): +41 44 632 39 00
Tel. (Sec.): +41 44 633 25 70



ETH Zürich
Jürg Fröhlich
Institut für Theoretische Physik
HIT  K 42.3
Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27
8093 Zürich

Organisations Professor Emeritus at the Department of Physics
Research Field

Mathematical Physics

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Since 1982 Juerg (Martin) Froehlich has been Full Professor of Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich. His area of interest is mathematical physics.

Prof. Froehlich was born on July 4, 1946. He is a citizen of Frauenfeld and Lommis, canton of Thurgau, Switzerland. From 1965 until 1969 he studied physics at the ETH Zurich. From 1969 until 1972, he was a graduate student at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. K. Hepp. In the summer of 1972, he received his Ph.D. degree with a dissertation on the infrared problem in quantum field theory. He spent the academic year 1972/73 at the University of Geneva. From 1973 until 1974, he was a research fellow at Harvard University. Subsequently, he was an assistant professor of mathematics at Princeton University. In January 1978, he transferred to the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques near Paris, where he worked as a "professeur permanent'' until the summer of 1982. In the fall of 1982, he returned to the Department of Physics at the ETH Zurich. He has been on sabbatical leave at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques at Bures-sur-Yvette.

Prof. Froehlich's main research interests are in quantum field theory, the classical mechanics and quantum theory of systems with many degrees of freedom, in statistical physics and in mathematical methods of theoretical physics. For his scientific work he has been awarded the national Latsis Prize (1984), the Dannie Haineman Prize of the APS and AIP (1991) and the Marcel Benoist Prize (1997). Since 1993, he is a member of the Academia Europaea. He has been a member of various national and international scientific associations and societies and has participated in executive committees of such societies.

Additional Information

retired since the summer of 2011

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