Digital Society Initiative
Prof. Dr. Titus Neupert
Titus Neupert is one of the four directors of the Digital Society Initiative and Professor of Condensed Matter Theory at the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich.
Titus Neupert studied physics at the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Zurich. He then completed his PhD at ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute before becoming a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University. In 2016, he was appointed to the University of Zurich and has since built up the research group for condensed matter theory – first as assistant professor and since 2019 as associate professor.
The research focuses on quantum materials with so-called topological properties, which will serve as hardware foundations for the electronics of the future as well as for quantum computers. To this end, Neupert studies exotic semiconductors and magnets as well as new superconducting materials and works closely with experimental researchers. Methodologically, the group relies on both "pen and paper" and extensive numerical simulations. In the latter, machine learning methods are increasingly used. The work is partly funded by an ERC Starting Grant and was recognized with the Klung-Wilhelmy Science Award in 2019.
In addition to his role as Director of the Digital Society Initiative, Titus Neupert is in the advisory board of the Graduate Campus and is also involved in science communication at the University of Zurich.