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
Jan-Willem van Holten (emeritus)
Diego Garlaschelli (part-time)
|Econophysics & network theory
Tom O'Brien (part-time)
|Quantum information science
Evert van Nieuwenburg
|Physics of quantum matter
|Physics of soft & biological matter
Hans van Leeuwen (emeritus)
Theo Odijk (guest)
Wim van Saarloos (emeritus)