Nikhef's Outreach activities
Want to find out more about our research? On our Outreach website you will find all our outreach activities organised by Nikhef in Amsterdam for the general public, students and teachers. See you at Nikhef!Go to the Outreach site
Nikhef researchers are researching neutrinos, uncharged subatomic particles that shoot straight through our planet. The researchers do so in a collaborative effort at an international project called KM3NeT.
Researchers at the University of Groningen, part of the Nikhef collaboration, cool and manipulate molecules to study the fundamental interactions and symmetries of the Standard Model of particle physics.Read more
In particle physics, very large detectors are used to study elementary particles. Particles such as protons are accelerated in a particle accelerator, and made to collide with each other. Nikhef is active in ALICE, ATLAS and LHCb at CERN.View projects
The technology departments at Nikhef employ about 80 people. They support the scientific projects by designing and building (parts of) detectors, accelerators, readout and control systems, and computer and network infrastructures.Read more
Astroparticle physics combines physics and astronomy. In the cosmos, very strong magnetic fields create what can be considered a ‘natural’ particle accelerator. To perform astrophysics research, scientists ‘just’ need to build the right detectors. Nikhef is active in KM3NeT, Auger, XENON1T/nT and Virgo.View projects
ALICE: Quark-Gluon Plasma
To solve mysteries surrounding quarks and gluons, the ALICE experiment tries to put quarks and gluons into a new state of aggregation at extremely high temperatures. This is the quark-gluon plasma. The researchers study this plasma before the quarks cool down and regroup into ‘normal’ matter.Read more
National Institute for Subatomic Physics
Welcome to Nikhef. We are the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics. Our institute performs research into the elementary building blocks of our Universe, their mutual forces and the structure of space and time.
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Collaboration is theme latest issue of Nikhef magazine DIMENSIONS
National and international cooperation is the theme of the latest issue of Nikhef magazine DIMENSIONS. “In doing so, we emphatically want to make a difference,” says director Stan…
Particle physics on the street in the Staatsliedenbuurt Amsterdam
Four shop windows and five large-format bill-boards make up a temporary photo exhibition about particles and particle physics on the street in Amsterdam’s Staatsliedenbuurt neighborhood. The temporary exhibition…
Virgo Award 2023 for Nikhef postdoc Yuefan Guo
Nikhef postdoc Yuefan Guo of Maastricht University has won a Virgo Award 2023 for her work on the gravitational wave detector in Pisa and the Einstein Telescope. She…