PhD Day 2023

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, 10 November 2023

  • Location:

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

    Route description

  • Speakers:

    Guido van Miert (Bitvavo)
    Geert Kapteijns (Alliander)
    Heleen Mulder (Nikhef)
    Jordy de Vries (UvA)
    Nico Schrama (UvA)
    Jacco de Vries (UM)

  • Schedule:

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

    Morning Session
    11:05h: Academic talk Jordy de Vies (UvA)
    11:40h: Phd talk Nico Schramma (UvA)
    12:05h: External speaker Geert Kapteijns (Alliander)
    12:40h: Lunch (Educatorium) 

    Afternoon Session 1  
    14:00h: Academic talk Jacco de Vries (University of Maastricht)
    14:35h: PhD talk Heleen Mulder (Nikhef)
    15:00h: External speaker Guido van Miert (Bitvavo)

     Afternoon Session 2
    15:40h: Pub Quiz
    16:30h: Drinks (Balkon Pi in Educatorium) 

  • Registration

    Registration link:

    Registration deadline: 9 November 2023
    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:

    Annette Ligtenberg, 030 2535928
    Mariëlle Hilkens, 030-2537549,