Leiden University
Research

The Instituut-Lorentz, established in 1921, is the oldest institute for theoretical physics in The Netherlands. Together with the experimental groups in the Kamerlingh Onnes and Huygens Laboratories it forms the Leiden Institute of Physics. The Instituut-Lorentz participates in two research schools, the Casimir Research School (jointly with Delft University of Technology) and the Dutch Research School of Theoretical Physics. The national research schools offer a comprehensive program of postgraduate education. Graduate students and postdocs interested in joining the Instituut-Lorentz are encouraged to apply directly to one of the faculty members listed below. Students interested in cosmology can apply to the De Sitter programme.
We closely collaborate with the Institutes of Theoretical Physics in Utrecht and Amsterdam, in the context of the Delta Institute of Theoretical Physics.

Particle physics & cosmology
Ana Achúcarro
Alexey Boyarsky
Jan-Willem van Holten (part-time)
Koenraad Schalm
Alessandra Silvestri
 
Econophysics & network theory
Diego Garlaschelli
 
Physics of quantum matter
Carlo Beenakker
Henk Blöte (emeritus)
Vadim Cheianov
Jan Zaanen
 
Physics of soft & biological matter
Luca Giomi
Hans van Leeuwen (emeritus)
Theo Odijk (guest)
Wim van Saarloos
Helmut Schiessel
Vincenzo Vitelli