People old


Robert Fleischer (head of group)

Flavour physics and CP violation as probes for new physics.

Gideon Koekoek [Maastricht]

Application of quantum computing for investigating gravitational wave signals. Outreach for gravitational waves in NL and Europe.

Eric Laenen [Nikhef/UvA/UU]

Phenomenology of the Standard Model, especially Quantum Chromodynamics.

Marieke Postma

Early universe implications for particle physics.

Juan Rojo [VU]

Quantum Chromodynamics and LHC phenomenology, proton structure, effective field theories, and Higgs boson physics.

Wouter Waalewijn [UvA]

Higgs physics, jets, effective field theories, factorization and resummation.

Keri Vos [Maastricht]

Flavour physics and CP violation within the Standard Model and beyond.

Jordy de Vries [UvA]

Beyond-the-Standard Model, effective field theories, fundamental symmetries, neutrinos.

Susanne Westhoff [RU]

Effective Field Theories, Long-lived particles, Dark Matter

Beatrice Bonga [RU]

Gravitational waves, Black holes, Resonances, Cosmological constant, Quantum field theory on curved spacetime

Wilke van der Schee [UU & CERN]

Heavy ion collisions, quark-gluon plasma, relativistic hydrodynamics and gauge/gravity duality

Melissa van Beekveld

Phenomenology at the LHC, quantum chromodynamics, resummation, parton showers, machine learning


Tanjona Rabemananjara

Quantum Chromodynamics. Parton Distribution Functions. Resummation. Machine Learning for Particle Physics.

Johannes Michel

Effective field theories, precision QCD, LHC & EIC phenomenology

Tommaso Giani [currently CERN]

Parton distributions, Lattice QCD, Standard Model Effective Field Theory

Ankita Budhraja

Jets, effective field theories, QCD, heavy ion phenomenology

Maximilian Attems

Juraj Klaric

PhD candidates

Guanghui Zhou

Searching for sterile neutrinos via neutrinoless double beta decay, LHC and cosmology in the framework of standard model effective field theory.

Carolina da Silva Bolognani

Flavour physics.

Ruben Jaarsma

Flavour physics.

Giacomo Magni

Standard Model Effective Field Theory, parton distribution functions with the NNPDF Collaboration.

Anders Rehult

Flavor physics.

Pieter Braat

Dark Matter from cosmological observables.

Max Jaarsma

Parton physics on the lattice.

Jelle Groot

Flavour Physics

Eleftheria Malami

Flavour Physics

Heleen Mulder

Beyond the SM physics, CP violation, SMEFT, neutrino physics, axion physics

Jaco ter Hoeve

Standard Model Effective Field Theory, machine learning in particle physics and beyond.

Coenraad Marinissen

Higher order calculations in Quantum Chromodynamics.

Robin van Bijleveld

Perturbative QCD, higher order calculations, resummation, factorisation.

Mila Keijer

Flavour physics, effective field theory

Anh Vu Phan

Particle phenomenology, dark matter, BSM physics.

Vaisakh Plakkot

BSM phenomenology using EFT techniques, sterile neutrinos and axions

Tommaso Saracco

Infrared structure of Quantum Chromodynamics: LP and NLP resummation, high-order calculations, phenomenology.

Tanishq Sharma

Fragmentation and parton distribution functions using Machine Learning (Visiting PhD student from the University of Torino)

Rens Verkade

Flavour physics, Heavy Quark Expansion, Vcb puzzle



Master students

Eva Groenedijk

High energy neutrinos at the LHC and QCD in extreme regimes

Valentina Schultze Sanchez

High energy neutrinos at the LHC and far-forward neutrino scattering

Toon Hasenack [UU]

A Machine Learning analysis of polarised proton substructure

Jaime del Palacio Lirola

Flavour physics

Martijn van Hamersveld

Flavour physics

J. Bryant Hall [UvA]

Flavour physics

Dimitrios Daskalas [UU]



Perturbative QCD, next-to-leading power studies

Gijs van Seeventer [UU]


Precise predictions for polarise high-energy collisions

Carlotta Casi [UU]

Perturbative QCD, next-to-leading power studies

Nora Locht




Epameinondas Chasapis


Tim Kortekaas

Flavour physics and rare B decays


Jan-Willem van Holten

Classical and quantum gravity, cosmology and supersymmetry.

Piet Mulders [VU]

Quantum Chromodynamics with emphasis on the quark and gluon polarization in hadrons.

Bert Schellekens

String theory, and especially the landscape of string theory vacua.

Jos Vermaseren

Phenomenology and methodology of Perturbative Quantum Field Theory, in particular QCD. I am also in charge of FORM.

Bernard de Wit

String theory, supergravity, black hole thermodynamics.

Regular Guests

Beatriz Gato Rivera

Particle Physics, Quantum Physics and Gravitation.

Jorinde van den Vis

Particle cosmology, Higgs boson, cosmological phase transitions, gravitational waves, matter-antimatter asymmetry, inflation.

Andreas Vogt

Higher order QCD calculations.

Chris Korthals-Altes

QCD plasma, theory and phenomenology.