Curriculum Vitae

Name:       van Holten      

First name: Jan-Willem 


Institute:  NIKHEF  

Address:    P.O. Box 41882, 

            1009 DB Amsterdam, NL 


Tel.:   (31) 20 592 5131 

e-mail: t32@nikhef.nl 


Home address: Koninginneweg 27, 

              1217 KR Hilversum, NL 


Date of birth:   may 12, 1952  

Place of birth: 's-Gravenhage, NL 


Nationality:     Dutch 


Education and training:


-- Gymnasium-B (Huygens Lyceum, Voorburg); diploma: 1970 

-- Candidate of Physics and Mathematics (R.U. Leiden): 1974 

-- Doctorandus of Physics (R.U. Leiden): 1976 

-- Doctorate in theoretical physics (R.U. Leiden): 1980 


Present positions: 

-- Staffmember Theoretical Physics Group of the National Institute 

   of Nuclear and High-Energy Physics (NIKHEF), Amsterdam (as of 1985)

-- Professor (extraordinarius) of Theoretical Physics, Leiden University (as of 2009)


Former positions: 

-- Student-Assistant R.U. Leiden: 1975 

-- Research associate of Inst. of Theor. Physics, R.U. Leiden: 1976-80 

-- Fellow CERN, Div. Theor. Physics (Geneve): 1980-1982 

-- Post-Doctoral assistant Bergische Universitaet (Wuppertal),

   FB Theor.\ Physik: 1982-1985 

-- Professor (extraordinarius) of Theoretical Physics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: 1999-2009


Other scientific posts and activities:


a. Organizational and administrative responsibilities 

-- Praeses Natuurwetenschappelijk Dispuut Chr. Huygens, Leiden (1977)

-- Co-coordinator of the Theoretical High-Energy Physics Network of the 

   Foundation for Research of Matter (FOM) 

-- Chairman Scientific Advisory Council NIKHEF (2002-2004) 

-- Co-organizer HISPARC project for detection of cosmic rays  

   with High-School-based detector network (2003-) 


b. Scientific visitor and teaching positions 


-- Visiting Fellow St. Johns College, Cambridge (UK), 1983 

-- Visiting professor Int. School f. Adv. Studies (SISSA), 

   Trieste (Italy); march/april 1984 

-- Visiting scientist Max Planck Inst. f. Theor. Physik (Muenchen); 

   febr./march 1985 

-- Visiting scientist Weizmann Inst. (Rehovot, Israel); febr. 1986; 

-- Corresponding Fellow CERN; 1987-1989 

-- Visiting professor Kath. Univ. Leuven (Belgium); spring 1988 

-- Visiting scientist DESY (Hamburg); sept./oct. 1991  

-- Visiting professor Univ. of Heidelberg; febr. 1997 

-- Scientific Research Associate CERN; oct. 2000- feb. 2001 

-- Visiting professor Univ. of Tasmania (Hobart, Tasmania); aug.-sept. 2004 

-- Visiting Fellow Nordita (Copenhagen, Denmark); nov. 2004 - febr. 2005 

-- Visiting scientist DESY (Hamburg); march-june 2005 


c. Teaching topical schools 


-- 2nd. Hellenic School on El. Part. Physics, Corfu (Greece; 1985) 

-- XXVI Zakopane Summer School on Particle Physics 

   (Univ. Krakow, Poland; 1986) 

-- XXV Karpacz Winter School of Theor. Physics, Univ. Wroclaw 

   (Karpacz, Poland; 1989) 

-- 3rd AIO Winter School Theor. HEP (Egmond a/Z, Netherlands; 1989)  

-- CERN Summer School (Egmond a/Z, Netherlands; 1989)  

-- 1st Belgian/Dutch/German Summer School on Exp. HEP 

   (Chevetogne, Belgium; sept. 1989) 

-- XXVIII Winter School of Theor. Physics, Univ. Wroclaw  

   (Karpacz Poland; 1992) 

-- AIO Summer School on Math. Physics (Un. Twente, Enschede; june 1-5, 1992) 

-- 4th. Hellenic School on El. Part. Physics, Corfu (Greece; 1992) 

-- 4th Belgian/Dutch/German Summer School on Exp. HEP 

   (Retie, Belgium; 1992)  

-- 2nd German Sumerschool on Theoretical Physics;  

   (Saalburg, Germany; 1996) 

-- 8th Belgian/Dutch/German Summer School on Exp. HEP 

   (Rolduc, Netherlands; 1996)  

-- XXXVth Winterschool of Theoretical Physics, Univ. Wroclaw   

   (Polonica, Poland; 1999)

-- 14th AIO Winterschool of Theor. HEP 

   (Jonkerbosch, Nijmegen NL; 2000) 

-- Summerschool Geometry and Topology in Physics 

   Graduiertenkolleg Univ. of Heidelberg, Rot a/d Rot (sept. 2001) 

-- 17th AIO Winterschool of Theor. HEP 

   (Jonkerbosch, Nijmegen NL; 2003) 

-- 43rd Cracow School of Theoretical Physics  

   (Zakopane, Poland; june 2003) 

-- 19th AIO Winterschool of Theor. HEP 

   (Driebergen, 2006) 

-- W.E. Heraeus Summer School "Saalburg", Foundations and New Methods in Theoretical Physics

   (Wolfersdorf, Germany, 2015)

-- 30th AiO Winterschool of Theor. HEP

   (Dalfsen; 2016)


d. Other teaching 


- Supersymmetry and Supergravity;      SISSA (Trieste), 1984 

  (id.)                                Univ. Wuppertal, 1984 

- BRST Quantisation;                   K.U. Leuven (Belgium), 1988 

- Quantum Field Theory;                Univ. of Amsterdam; 1988, 1991 

- Symmetry Principles in Physics;      Univ. of Amsterdam; 1993, 1994, 1995 

- Gravitational Waves and Black Holes; Univ. of Heidelberg (Germany); 1997 

- From Higgs to Supersymmetry;         Graduate course NIKHEF, Amsterdam; 1998 

- General Relativity and Cosmology;    Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (VUA); 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004  

- Astro-particle physics;              Master course NIKHEF/VUA/UvA; 2003, 2004 

- Elementaire Deeltjes;                Undergaduate Course, Univ. Leiden; 2005, 2009 

- Elementary Particles;                Master Course, Techn. Univ. Delft; 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 

- Gravitatie en Kosmologie;            Undergraduate course, Vrije Univ. Amsterdam (VUA); 2006, 2007 

- Windows on the Universe              Academic Lectures, NIKHEF; 2008 

- Supersymmetry                        Topical Lectures, NIKHEF; 2009 

- Elementaire Deeltjes;                HOVO Course, Univ. Leiden; 2010, 2012, 2014

- Gravitational Waves                  Topical Lectures, NIKHEF; 2010

- Supersymmetry and supergravity       Master course, Univ. Leiden; 2011

- Introduction to special relativity   Freshman course, Univ. Leiden; 2011, 2012, 2013

- Elementaire Deeltjes                 NINA nascholingscursus voor docenten VWO; 2013

- Black Holes and Gravitational Waves  Master course, Univ. Leiden; 2014

- Supersymmetry                        Master course DITP, Leiden; 2015


e. Organisation of conferences and summer schools 


-- Belgian/Dutch/Nordrh.--Westf. Meeting on Theor. Physics; 

   (Bad Honnef, march 20-22, 1984) 

-- 2nd AIO Winterschool Theor. HEP (Doorwerth, NL; jan. 1988) 

-- 5th Belgian/Dutch/German Summer School on Exp. HEP 

   (Dalfsen, NL; 1993) 

-- Symposium Physics beyond the Standard Model 

   (Bad Honnef,  march 7-10, 1994) 

-- Symposium `Detection of Gravitational Radiation'; 

   NIKHEF (Amsterdam, NL; may 24, 1994) 

-- 8th AIO Winterschool on Theor. HEP (Dalfsen, NL; jan. 15-26, 1996) 

-- Symposium Resonant Mass Detection of Gravitational Waves; 

   NIKHEF (Amsterdam, NL; 1997) 

-- XXXVth Winterschool of Theor. Physics, Univ. Wroclaw   

   (Polonica, Poland; 1999)

-- 15th AIO Winterschool of Theor. HEP 

   (Jonkerbosch, Nijmegen NL; 2001) 

-- Symposium Physics beyond the Standard Model 

   (Bad Honnef, march 13-16, 2006) 

-- 28th AiO Winterschool Theor. HEP 

   (Driebergen, jan. 27- febr. 8 2014)

-- Fourth Dutch Gravitational Wave meeting 

   (Leiden Univ., febr. 20, 2015) 


f. Ph.D. Students 


 1 R. Rietdijk, 1988-92 (supervisor; co-promotor UvA) 

   Applications of Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics

 2 W. Kalau, 1989-92 (supervisor; co-promotor UvA) 

   On BRST Quantization of Constrained Systems 

 3 K. Peeters, 1994-98 (supervisor; co-promotor UU)  

   Geometrical Aspects of Supersymmetry 

 4 S. Groot-Nibbelink, 1997-2000 (supervisor; promotor VUA)

   Supersymmetric non-linear unification in particle physics 

 5 T.S. Nyawelo, 1999-2004 (supervisor, promotor VUA) 

   Non-limear field theory with supersymmetry - Hydrodynamics and sigma models

 6 A. Fuster, 2001-2007 (supervisor; promotor VUA) 

   Kundt Spacetimes in General Relativity and Supergravity 

 7 M. de Kok, 2006-2008 (co-supervisor; promotor UL) 

   Broken Symmetries in Field Theory 

 8 G. Koekoek, 2006-2011 (supervisor; promotor VUA) 

   The Geodesic Deviation Method and Extreme Mass-Ratio Systems 

 9 R. de Adelhart-Toorop, 2008-2012 (supervisor; promotor UL) 

   A flavour of family symmetries in a family of flavour models 

10 P. Ortiz, 2010-2014 (co-supervisor; promotor UL) 

   Effects of Heavy Fields on Inflationary Cosmology 

11 G. d'Ambrosi, 2011-2016 (supervisor; promotor VUA) 

   Dynamics of Extreme-Mass-Ratio binaries

12 S. Satish Kumar, 2013-2016 (supervisor; promotor UL)

   Spin Dynamics in General Relativity

13 H. Montanus, 2012-2017 (promotor UvA)

   The Observability of Jets in Cosmic Air Showers

14 J. van de Vis, 2015-  (promotor)


g. Foreign Ph.D. Committees: 


-- J. Fisch (Univ. Libre, Brussel; 1989)  

-- Th. Domeij (Univ. Gothenburg, Sweden; 1990) 

-- S. Vitale (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris; 2010)

-- J.-P. Ngome (Univ. Tours; 2011) 


h. Non-scientific posts/activities:   


-- Praeses Scholierenbond, Huygens Lyceum Voorburg (1967-68) 

-- Member and chairman Youth Municipal Council of Madurodam (1966-68)  

-- Treasurer Rowingclub Asopos (Leiden, 1973-74) 

-- Coach various youth hockey teams Spandersbosch (Hilversum, 1999-2005)


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