Dr. Henrik R. Larsson

Dr. Henrik R. Larsson

Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Chemistry

California Institute of Technology


Henrik Larsson is a postdoctoral scholar in Theoretical Chemistry in the group of Prof. Garnet K.-L. Chan at CalTech.

Henrik studied Chemistry at Kiel University (Germany) and at Lund University (Sweden). He obtained his M.Sc. with a thesis in Theoretical Physics in the group of Michael Bonitz (Kiel). In 2018, he received his doctorate in Theoretical Chemistry in the groups of Bernd Hartke (Kiel) and David Tannor (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) for work on control of electron dynamics and dynamical pruning for molecular quantum dynamics. Afterwards, he joined the Chan group to work on applying tensor network states to strongly correlated systems.


  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electronic Structure Theory
  • Molecular Quantum Dynamics
  • Electron Dynamics
  • Tensor Network Methods
  • Quantum Control Theory


  • PhD in Theoretical Chemistry, with distinction, 2018

    Kiel University, Weizmann Institute of Science

  • MSc in Chemistry, best student of the year, 2014

    Kiel University

  • BSc in Chemistry, best student of the year, 2012

    Kiel University


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(2013). Fitting reactive force fields using genetic algorithms. Computer Methods in Materials Science.


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  • Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd., MC 127-72, Pasadena, CA 91125