Faculty of Science
The University of Amsterdam
is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.
The Faculty of Science
has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.
The faculty members working on theoretical particle physics at the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam are Eric Laenen (Phenomenology of the Standard Model, especially Quantum Chromodynamics), Jordy de Vries (Beyond-the-Standard Model, effective field theories, fundamental symmetries, neutrinos) and Wouter Waalewijn (Higgs and jet physics, effective field theories, factorization and resummation). The Institute for Theoretical Physics covers many other areas and there is a large research group working on gravitation and astroparticle physics, the GRAPPA institute
Naturally there are strong links with Nikhef, which is the national laboratory for particle and astroparticle physics research), and is across the street from the University of Amsterdam. Nikhef has both theory and experimental groups (including ATLAS, LHCb and ALICE), and there are opportunities to interact with them.. The research of the Nikhef theory group include higher-order calculations and jet physics in perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics, parton distribution functions, flavour and neutrino physics, effective field theories, precision tests of the Standard Model, cosmology and gravitational waves.
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