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Results: 1 - 20 of 21
Results: 1 - 20 of 21
  • 2 Jul 2019
    Instabilities of String Vacua and Cosmological Spacetimes

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Lars Aalsma’s research focusses on deriving macroscopic predictions of quantum gravity. Recent studies suggest that quantum gravity effects do not always decouple at low energies and Aalsma examines this phenomenon ...

  • 14 Jun 2019
    Emergent gravity in a holographic universe

    11:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Manus Visser studies thermodynamic, emergent and holographic aspects of gravity in the context of causal diamonds. A causal diamond is the largest area in space-time that is connected to an observer during its entire ...

  • 12 Apr 2019
    Symmetries and topology in quantum baths

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    On Friday 12 April, Moos van Caspel (Delta ITP, Amsterdam) will defend his PhD thesis 'Symmetries and Topology in Quantum Baths'.

  • 7 Sep 2017
    Breakdown of locality in quantum gravity

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Robert Jefferson looks at the emerging role of nonlocality in research aimed at developing a theory of quantum gravity, the basic idea being that local physics is encoded in some equivalent, nonlocal description.He ...

  • 23 Jun 2017
    Burning black holes and precarious precursors

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    In his research, Laurens Kabir focuses on the way fundamental subjects such as general relativity, thermodynamics and quantum information appear to be connected. Various connections exist, manifested notably in black ...

  • 7 Jun 2017
    Topological Phases and Phase Transitions in Magnets and Ice

    11:15 - 12:15 | PhD defence ceremony

    Rick Keesman (Instituut-Lorentz, Delta ITP): 'Topological Phases and Phase Transitions in Magnets and Ice'. Promotores: Prof.dr. G.T. Barkema (UL & UU), Prof.dr. R.A. Duijne (UU & TUE)

  • 5 Oct 2016
    Detection techniques in the search for dark matter

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    For decades, detectors and satellites have been searching for dark matter, mysterious particles whose existence is inferred by gravitational effects but which have never been observed. Hamish Silverwood investigates ...

  • 4 Mar 2016
    Supersymmetric models for quantum materials

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The physics of condensed matter is aimed at understanding the physical properties of a large variety of materials. Theoretical physicists develop new methods to describe materials with strong interactions between the ...

  • 4 Mar 2016
    Black hole microstates and the moonshine phenomena

    13:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    In his research on string theory, Paul de Lange's addresses a number of questions that are directly or indirectly related to the microscopic nature of black holes. He shows how microstate geometries can support the ...

  • 8 Sep 2015
    The Entangled Universe

    10:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    General relativity and quantum mechanics have provided an enormous boost to the fields of cosmology and particle physics. Although the standard model of particle physics and the theory of cosmological inflation are ...

  • 12 Jun 2015
    Paths towards understanding black holes

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony


  • 10 Oct 2014
    Holography with broken Poincaré symmetry

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Jegor Korovins deals with the extensions of the holographic dualities to the situations where part of the Poincaré group has been broken. Such theories are particularly relevant for applications of the gauge/gravity ...

  • 3 Oct 2014
    Topological phases in condensed matter systems

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Shanna Haaker focuses on topological phases in condensed matter systems from a theoretical physics point of view. Haaker combines relevant theories to the quantum Hall effect (a kind of state in which matter exists). ...

  • 11 Sep 2014
    Holographic duality within string theory

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Ricardo Caldeira Costa explores the AdS/CFT correspondence, a holographic duality within string theory. Costa hereby seeks to find out whether this kind of correspondence can give him more insight into certain kinds ...

  • 4 Jul 2014
    Holography in non-relativistic systems

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Kristian Holsheimer’s PhD thesis specifically focuses on one theory from string theory: holographic duality. The systems for which holographic duality exists are relativistic, which means that the particles move at ...

  • 9 Oct 2013
    Dynamics of particles in the one-dimensional Bose gas

    12:00 - 00:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The one-dimensional (1D) Bose gas offers an example of a complex problem with an exact solution. Milosz Panfil has described the dynamics of particles in a one-dimensional world in which movement is limited to a ...

  • 24 Sep 2013
    Different perspectives on cosmological inflation

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    In the 1980s, the ‘cosmological inflation’ hypothesis was formed to explain the homogeneity of the universe and the emergence of structure formation. According to the hypothesis, the universe had undergone an ...

  • 10 Sep 2013
    A novel approach to cosmology using gauge/gravity duality

    12:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Adam Bzowski presents a novel approach to cosmology using gauge/gravity duality. Analysis of the implications of conformal invariance in field theories leads to quantitative cosmological predictions which are in ...

  • 4 Jul 2013
    Deformations of CFTs and Holography

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony


  • 29 May 2013
    The Universe on Edge

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony