I am a Professor
at the University
of Groningen and Scientific Director of the Van Swinderen
Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity, which is an institute of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
My group consists of the following people.
Other current or recent professional activities:
of CERN's SPS and PS Experiments Committee (SPSC) (2017 - )
- European representative in the Steering Committee of the Electron-Ion Collider Users Group (EICUG) (2017 - )
- Member of the Management Committee to COST Action CA15213 “Theory of hot matter and relativistic heavy-ion collisions” (2016 - )
- Member of the Educational Board of the Dutch Research School of Theoretical Physics (2011 - )
- Deputy Programme Director (Adjunct
Opleidingsdirecteur) of the BSc Physics & Applied Physics
Programmes at the University of Groningen (2016 - 2017)
- Member of the Scientific Counsil
(Wetenschappelijke Advies Raad) of the National Institute for Subatomic
Physics (Nikhef), Amsterdam (2016 - 2017)
Some past and present activities:
2014-2017: Tenured Associate
Professor at the VSI, Groningen
2009-2013: Tenured Assistant & Associate
Professor at the KVI, Groningen.
2004-2009: Tenured Assistant Professor
("Universitair Docent") at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
2001-2006: Research position ("Akademie
Onderzoeker") at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, on a fellowship of
the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
1998-2001: Research Associate at the RIKEN-BNL Research
Center (RBRC) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Long Island,
York. The RBRC was founded in 1997 by director emeritus and Nobel
Laureate Tsung-Dao Lee. BNL is home to the Relativistic Heavy Ion
Collider RHIC, a collider
of 3.8 km circumference, currently the only high energy particle
collider in the U.S.
1994-1998: Ph.D. research position ("FOM-OIO") at
group of the NIKHEF
institute in Amsterdam.
- The title of my Ph.D. thesis is: Azimuthal Asymmetries in Hard
- Thesis defense at the Vrije Universiteit (Sept 15, 1998); thesis
advisor: professor Piet Mulders.
- My scientific genealogy.
1989-1994: theoretical physics student at the University of
- The title of my Master's thesis was: Quantum Corrections to the
Axial Anomaly. My thesis advisor was professor Bernard
author of the book "Field Theory in Particle Physics"
(co-author: J. Smith)