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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

Weichun Zhang

Study: MSc degree in Optics from the Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (China). Currently: PhD student in the Single-Molecule Optics group, Leiden University

"I really like working on my multi-disciplinary project: I discuss my research with chemists and other researchers on a daily basis."