PhD Day 2022

The DRSTP PhD Student Council is organizing a meeting focused on the younger researchers in the Research School.
On this 14th edition of the PhD Day you will hear inspiring talks from PhD students in several areas of theoretical physics and beyond.
Just like previous editions, the PhD Day is also the right moment to meet old friends and make new ones, to share the joys and pains of being a scientist.
Also for Master's students the PhD Day is a great opportunity to meet PhD students from all over the Netherlands and find out about research at other universities.

  • DATE:

    Friday, 21 October 2022

  • Location:

    Marinus Ruppert building, Utrecht University
    Leuvenlaan 21, 3584 CE Utrecht – Lecture hall “Wit”
    Utrecht Science Park/De Uithof

    Route description

  • Speakers:

    PhD talks
    Joren Brunekreef (RU)
    Aravindh Shankar (UL)
    Marrit Schutten (RUG)

    Career talks
    Subodh Patil (UL)
    Mikael Fremling (UU)
    Martijn van Calmthout (Nikhef)
    Corrado Rainone (Qualcomm)

  • Poster
  • Schedule:

    10:30h: Arrival and registration with coffee and tea
    11:00h: Opening words

    Morning Session:
    11:05h: PhD talk Joren Brunekreef
    11:30h: External speaker : Subodh Patil
    12:05h: Post-doc talk Mikael Fremling
    12:30h: Lunch (Educatorium)

    Afternoon Session 1:
    13:40h: PhD talk Aravindh Shankar
    14:05h: PhD talk Marrit Schutten
    14:30h: Pub Quiz

    15:20h: Coffee break

    Afternoon Session 2:
    15:45h: External speaker Martijn van Calmthout
    16:20h: External speaker Corrado Rainone

    17:00h: Drinks (Balkon Pi in Educatorium)

  • Registration:

    Registration deadline: 20 October 2022

    Lunch and drinks will be provided free of charge.
    If you have registered and are unable to attend please send a mail to


  • Organizers:

    The DRSTP PhD Student Council

  • Bureau

    Mariëlle Hilkens, 030-2537549,
    Olga Sobrino Gutierrez, 030 2535928