Dustin Lazarovici Hi, I’m Dustin. I am a mathematical physicist turned philosopher of physics.

I am currently working at the Université de Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland, where I recently finished a PhD in philosophy with a thesis on „Typicality as a Way of Reasoning in Physics and Metaphysics.“

In 2015, I received a PhD in mathematics from the University of Munich, where I worked on many-particle systems and the derivation of mean field equations under the supervision of Detlef Dürr.

I am a Fellow of the newly founded John Bell Institute for the Foundations of Physics and member of the international research network on Bohmian Mechanics.

My primary research interests are in: foundations of quantum mechanics, probability and foundations of statistical mechanics, the ontology of physics, and the metaphysics of natural laws.

I was born in Offenbach am Main, Germany,  studied physics and mathematics at the LMU Munich — with a great year abroad at the McGill University in Montreal — and first joinded the Department of Philosophy in Lausanne as a Feodor Lynen Research Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation. 

I strongly believe that there is truth, beauty, and meaning in the universe and that physics, philosophy, and mathematics can bring us closer to them.


What’s New

Now available: Dürr, Lazarovici. Understanding Quantum Mechanics. The World According to Modern Quantum Foundations.
We still hope that our summer school The Nature of Entropy II — Arrow of Time will be able to take place despite the Covid-19 crisis, but keep monitoring the situation to make a final decision.
Among the top 100 most downloaded papers 2019 in Scientifi Reports: Lazarovici, Hubert: „How Quantum Mechanics can consistently describe the use of itself.“
Read Chip Sebens great article about our common project on the ontology of QFT: „What’s everything made of?“