Marco van Leeuwen spokesperson ALICE experiment at CERN

Marco van Leeuwen

Marco van Leeuwen, researcher at Nikhef and the Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics (GRASP), will be the new spokesperson for the ALICE experiment at CERN. This was decided by the ALICE collaboration last week.

A spokesperson in particle physics is the chair person of a collaboration and leads the management team who organise many aspects of the day-to-day activities in the experiment.

Marco van Leeuwen, previously physics coordinator of ALICE and currently upgrade coordinator, will start this new job as spokesperson in January 2023 for a period of three years.


ALICE is one of the four large underground detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) accelerator at CERN in Geneva. Within the ALICE collaboration, more than 1900 scientists from 40 countries are working together. The particle physicists of GRASP are member of the ALICE collaboration.