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Introducing Casimir


Casimir Research School - Leiden University's and Delft University of Technology’s joint research school in interdisciplinary physics - brings together over 260 PhD students, 115 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.

Student profiles

Laura Restrepo Perez

Study: MSc degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from KU Leuven (Belgium) and TU Dresden (Germany). Currently: PhD student at Bionanoscience/Chirlmin Joo lab and Cees Dekker lab, TU Delft

"Casimir offers a variety of courses that are useful to "fill the gaps" of our previous education according to the needs that we face during our PhD project."



26 - 30 June 2017

BioBusiness Summer Schoollink

20 July 2017

Casimir Cafélink

21 - 25 August 2017

Topological Matter School 2017link


29 March 2011 - 1 January 2018

Casimir Course: Hot Topicslink