Henrik Larsson is an Assistant Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at University of California, Merced. His research focuses on developing and utilizing tools for simulating and understanding quantum effects in molecular systems. He is interested in both structural and dynamical properties of molecules. His recent applications range from understanding entangled vibrational motion in floppy, protonated water clusters and using strong laser fields to control the motion of electrons to predicting complex bonding situations in strongly correlated transition-metal clusters.
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 as group of Prof. Garnet K.-L. Chan at CalTech as Postdoctoral Scholar to work on applying tensor network states to strongly correlated systems.
PhD in Theoretical Chemistry, with distinction, 2018
Kiel University, Weizmann Institute of Science
MSc in Chemistry, best student of the year, 2014
BSc in Chemistry, best student of the year, 2012