Missie The mission of Nikhef is to study the interactions and structure of all elementary particles and fields at the smallest distance scale and the highest attainable energy, and to connect the findings of today’s research in a qualitative and preferably quantitative manner to the fierce processes occurring in the early Universe, 13.7 billion years ago. Two complementary approaches are followed: Accelerator-based particle physics Experiments studying interactions in particle collision processes at particle accelerators, in particular at CERN; Astroparticle physics Experiments studying interactions of particles and radiation emanating from the Universe, with the Earth. Nikhef coordinates and leads all Dutch experimental activities in these fields.
Nikhef samenwerkingsverband FOM instituut voor subatomaire fysica Universiteit van Amsterdam Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Vrije universiteit Amsterdam Universiteit Utrecht universiteiten instituten
Education High school: (2007 EPS prize) HiSPARC cosmic ray project + ··· Bachelor: many classes given by Nikhef scientists Master: Particle & astroparticle physics @ Nikhef PhD: Research school subatomic physics (60-70 PhD students) Nikhef scientific staff has ties with all Dutch universities (regular and technical) with a physics program
Public events: open days, tours, museum lectures, ··· Elementary & high school events competitions, master classes, projects, ··· Press: CERN visits, interviews, ··· Movies: Atlas movie, Mass mystery, Higgs Theater, etcetera Outreach Many activities aimed at all groups: students, public, press, funding agencies & Nikhef itself
Aandachtspunten LHC: –Start-up: hoogste tijd –Continuering programmas na 2013/2015 Astrodeeltjesfysica: –KM3NeT: ontwerp & site convergentie Industrie: meer dan IPPs alleen Internationalisering & FOM Instituten: –Meeste vaste FOM personeel –Niet allemaal in één keurslijf: flexibiliteit