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. 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 John Bell Institute for the Foundations of Physics and a 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 joined 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

I am deeply saddened that my long-time teacher, mentor, and friend Prof. Dr. Detlef Dürr, passed away on January 3rd, 2021. His great scientific legacy will live on. 
I am grateful and honored to have received the 2020 Paul Bernays Award from the Swiss Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science.
Now available: Dürr, Lazarovici. Understanding Quantum Mechanics. The World According to Modern Quantum Foundations.