Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics
At the Institute for Gravitational and Subatomic Physics (GRASP) we try to gain understanding of the basic constituents of matter, their interactions and the fundamental properties of space and time. Therefore, we conduct experimental research in which we perform measurements of heavy-ion collisions and gravitational waves. Nationally we are part of Nikhef and are involved in large international collaborations like ALICE and VIRGO.
Phone: +31 30 253 1492
3584 CC Utrecht
Master Experimental Physics
The Experimental Physics master offers an advanced training in the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us and gives the opportunity to investigate the design and use of advanced instrumentation required to study those theories.
Student research projects
With several research projects for both bachelor and master students, we offer a wide range of projects in the field, in collaboration with Nikhef and other institutes around the world.
Our PhD programmes
A PhD at the institute is done in the context of the National Research School of Subatomic Physics (OSAF). On a regular basis we have open PhD positions on experimental work related to relativistic heavy-ion collisions and in gravitational wave data analysis.