Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Lasser (b. 1975) conducts research in the field of applied mathematics, focusing on numerical analysis and computational science. Her particular interest lies in Schrödinger equations, which describe molecular quantum processes from the atto- and femtosecond time scale. Prof. Lasser’s work ranges from rigorous mathematical analysis to algorithm design for the simulation of molecular quantum dynamics.

After studying mathematics at Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University, Prof. Lasser obtained her doctorate at TUM in 2004. From 2005 to 2010, she was junior research group leader and professor of applied mathematics at Freie Universität Berlin. She has spent lengthy periods doing research at New York University’s Courant Institute, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, USA, the University of Warwick, England and the Université Paris XII. Since 2010, she has held the position of professor of numerics for partial differential equations at TUM.


  • Gauß Lecture, German Association of Mathematicians (DMV) (2018)
  • PhD Award (TUM) (2010)

C. Lasser, C. Lubich: Computing quantum dynamics in the semiclassical regime. Acta Numerica, Volume 29, pp. 229-401 (May 2020).

Lasser C, Sattlegger D: "Discretising the Herman-Kluk propagator". Num. Math.; 2017; 137(1): 119-157.

Fermanian Kammerer C, Lasser C: "An Egorov Theorem for avoided crossings of eigenvalue surfaces". Comm. Math. Phys. 2017; 353(3): 1011-1057.

Belyaev A, Domcke W, Lasser C, Trigila G: "Nonadiabatic nuclear dynamics of the ammonia cation studied by surface hopping classical trajectory calculations". J. Chem. Phys. 2015; 142: 104307, 10 pages.

Gaim W, Lasser C: "Corrections to Wigner type phase space methods". Nonlinearity. 2014; 27: 2951-2974.