Theory seminar

The theory group organises a regular Theory Seminar about a wide range of topics. These seminars have roughly a weekly frequency (every Thursday) and are advertised via the Nikhef Theory mailing list. These seminars can take place physically but can be followed online (link is posted here) .

Theory Day

At the Theory Day the theoretical particle physics community in The Netherlands gathers at either Nikhef or at one of the partner universities. During this day, which has a bi-monthly frequency, we discuss research activities of group members through seminars. The schedule and topics of the Theory days can be found in this Indico page.

Theory meets Experiment

These events are topical mini-workshops organised at Nikhef that usually take place on a Friday afternoon, sometimes complementing a more general colloquium in the morning. They have the aim to further stimulate interactions and discussions between the theory and experimental communities at Nikhef. The schedule and topics can be found here.

Nikhef Colloquium

The Nikhef colloquium bi-weekly on Friday mornings is an important aspect of the scientific life at Nikhef, and consists on targeted seminars about important  and timely topics given by speakers leaders in their corresponding fields, sometimes even outside the field of particle physics.


Every theory member is a part of the DRSTP, and as such, we participate in regular activities organised by them, such as the the yearly national schools in Theoretical Physics, the bi-yearly Symposium Trends in Theory and the twice-per-year National Seminar in Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP), hosted by Nikhef at the Science Park.

Journal Club

We organise a bi-weekly Journal Clubto discuss recent interesting papers in an informal setting.