17 June 2019

Marta Verweij appointed as Assistant Professor

As of June 2019, physicist Dr. Marta Verweij has been appointed as Assistant Professor at the Institute for Subatomic Physics. 

Marta Verweij. Source: Symmetry Magazine
Source: Symmetry Magazine.

Verweij obtained her PhD at Utrecht University in October 2013. During the last years, she was working at the Vanderbilt University and the RIKEN group at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Her research focusses on extracting the transport coefficients of the hot dense matter created in heavy-ion collisions using highly energetic particles. She was a primary author of the first publication in this area in ALICE, and played a leading role in developing a program that uses the internal jet dynamics to study the structure of the Quark-Gluon Plasma in the ALICE and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. In the past two years she lead the heavy ion physics program in CMS and now returns to ALICE to exploit the unique tracking capabilities. 

Her research group at Utrecht University will focus on the study of highly energetic particles to map out the structure of the dense liquid created in heavy-ion collisions.