When discussing about the various options concerning the future of particle physics, in particular in the context of the Update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, the Higgs boson plays certainly a most important role. The Higgs is truly a unique beast, whose mysterious properties we have just started to unveil. Therefore, also motivated… Continue reading It’s all about that Higgs, that Higgs, ….
Universities, the temples of higher education, are supposed to deliver excellent, flawless teaching. University professors should always be, at least according to PR leaflets and websites, inspiring, motivated teachers, and devoted mentors that guide their students through the fascinating adventure of learning. However, while there are of course a large number of outstanding university professors… Continue reading Who teaches the teachers?
Today a very special event took place in Barcelona: the LatorreFest, a celebration of Jose Ignacio Latorre's 60 birthday. Jose Ignacio is of course a very important person in both my scientific and personal history, having been my PhD supervisor and then collaborator and friend for almost 20 years now. So together with two other… Continue reading Celebrating Jose Ignacio Latorre
Since I am still exploring the potentialities of the blog, I will try next to summarise one of my recent research publications, which addresses the rather non-trivial point of whether or not possible new physics beyond the Standard Model can be confounded by effects of the strong interaction. Let's see how this works out! At… Continue reading Can New Physics hide inside the proton?
Disclaimer: I write a first version of this article as part of my guest blogging in the Particle Physics People blog at Interactions.org. Given the intense discussions about the future of high energy physics that are taking place in the last months, including the update of the European Strategy, I though it would be nice… Continue reading High energy physics: (still) a truly fascinating adventure
As part of an academic training course that I recently completed (the Senior Kwalificatie Onderwijs aka Senior Teaching Qualification or STQ), one of the assignments was to reflect about one problem that affects the Dutch higher education system and how would I tackle it if I were the rector of my university. I though that… Continue reading On the academic hunger games
This will hopefully become soon a full fledged personal website and blog, so stay tuned! In the meantime you can contact me via email or find me on Twitter. Some information about myself as well as my contact coordinates can be found here. A brief snapshot of my research interests is also provided, as well… Continue reading Welcome!