Simon Larson
California Institute of Technology
Mathematics 253-37
162 Linde Hall
Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
E-mail: larson[at]

I am a postdoc at Caltech working on questions in spectral theory with Rupert L. Frank. The position is supported by a fellowship from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation (KAW). Starting in October 2021 I will be a postdoc in the department of mathematical sciences at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

Research interests
Spectral theory of partial differential, pseudodifferential, and Fourier integral operators, asymptotic analysis, harmonic analysis, convex geometry, geometric measure theory, and mathematical physics. In particular shape optimization in spectral theory, spectral asymptotics, many-body quantum mechanics, and sharp spectral and geometric inequalities.

Rupert Frank, Svetlana Jitomirskaya, and I are orgainising a mini-conference in celebration of Barry Simon's 75th birthday. The meeting will take place on the 18th of April 2021. Further information can be found on the conference website.

Together with Rupert Frank I'm orgainising the 38th Annual Western States Mathematical Physics Meeting which takes place February 20 & 21. For more information please see the conference website.

Together with Terence Tao, José Ramón Madrid Padilla, and Rachel Greenfeld, I organise the Caltech & UCLA joint analysis seminar (schedule).

In 2021 I was awarded the Sparre prize by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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