International Particle Physics Outreach Group
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Nikhef - National Institute for Subatomic Particles


Address (S. Bonam)


Science Park 105
1098 XG Amsterdam
Phone +31 20 592 50 75
Fax +31 20 592 51 55
e-Mail Surya Bonam
Research & Teaching

Nikhef is the National Institute for Subatomic Physics. Our research is aimed at particle and astroparticle physics. At Nikhef scientists and technicians work together on research into the smallest building blocks of matter and the forces that act between them. These minuscule particles are studied in collision processes using large particle accelerators, including those of CERN near Geneva, as well as in interactions of high-energy cosmic particles in the Earth's atmosphere or in seawater. There is an intensive contact with high schools via the HISPARC project and many small projects are offered. Nikhef is a partnership between the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) and four universities: Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University and VU University Amsterdam. FOM is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Nikhef is located at Science Park Amsterdam.

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