Casimir Research School – Leiden University’s and Delft University of Technology’s joint research school in interdisciplinary physics, brings together over 240 PhD students, 130 postdocs and 100 faculty members.
The school’s research program is developed by groups at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in Delft and at the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION). Casimir, established in 2004, is named after Professor Hendrik B.G. Casimir (1909-2000), whose involvement in fundamental as well as applied physics left many traces in the Dutch scientific landscape.
Research themes in Casimir
The research within Casimir has a strong focus in the nanosciences and with physics as a core discipline. For convenience we have grouped the various researchers together under 6 themes. Each of the themes interacts in a different way with neighboring disciplines and mixes applied research with fundamental research.
- Molecular Biophysics,
- Physics of Nanostructures,
- Quantum Matter and Functional Materials,
- Quantum Information and Quantum Optics,
- Universe physics: theory and instrumentation,
- Dynamic Complex Systems,