Since early 2018 I am an assistant professor in the Gravity group of the High Energy Physics department at the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP) at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. My research focuses on the development of mathematical tools and numerical methods to explore the structure of spacetime on the smallest of scales, where currently known laws of gravity and quantum mechanics are in dispute.
(Although my name may suggest otherwise, I am a native Dutch speaker. So do not hesitate to address me in Dutch if you wish….)
Quantum Gravity 2023
On July 10-14, 2023 Radboud University hosted the conference Quantum Gravity 2023, bringing together researchers from all approaches to quantum gravity. Check out the conference webpage for links to recordings, slides and posters.
Gravity+ track in our Master Programme
Our faculty offers a Gravity+ synergy track to Master students enrolled in the Master's specialisations of Mathematics and Particle & Astrophysics. The courses reflect Radboud expertise in gravity, ranging from black-hole imaging (Event Horizon Telescope) and gravitational wave astronomy to quantum gravity and mathematical foundations of general relativity. In particular, it provides a solid preparation for research in our Gravity group. Take a look at the promotional video on YouTube. Check out the 2023 admission and application procedure (for the Particle & Astrophysics specialization).
Focus session at NWO Physics 2023
I organized a focus session on Mathematical Physics at the annual Dutch physics meeting NWO Physics 2023 in Veldhoven on April 4-5, 2023.
Workshop: Random Geometry in Math & Physics
On March 29-31, 2023 we organized a workshop for mathematicians and physicists on the theme of Random Geometry. Check out the workshop webpage for details.
CDT & Friends - Jubilee edition
The high energy physics department hosted a conference on quantum gravity approaches that are related to Causal Dynamical Triangulations (CDT) on January 25-27, 2023. Check out the conference webpage for details.
Monte Carlo Techniques
In the fall of 2022 I taught a Master course on Monte Carlo Techniques. Lecture notes and exercises are available as an online Jupyter book for those interested.
Education prize Physics & Astronomy 20/21
I was pleasantly surprised to receive the education prize for Physics & Astronomy from the chair of study association Marie Curie for my online teaching efforts. A big chunk of the credit goes to the students in my courses who stayed motivated despite endless Zoom sessions!
Assistant professor, 2018 - present
Radboud University, Nijmegen
Postdoctoral researcher, 2016-2017
IPhT, CEA, University Paris-Saclay
Postdoctoral researcher, 2012-2016
Niels Bohr Institure, Copenhagen
PhD in Theoretical Physics, 2012
Utrecht University
Huygens building - Room 02.821
Heyendaalseweg 135
6525 AJ Nijmegen
The Netherlands
IMAPP, Faculty of Science
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6500 GL Nijmegen
The Netherlands