Photographer: Hanne Nijhuis

prof. dr. E.L.M.P. (Eric) Laenen

  • Faculty of Science
  • Visiting address
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  Amsterdam
    Room number: C4.109
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  94485
    1090 GL  Amsterdam
    T: 0205257306

Research interest

Theoretical particle physics at colliders, perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics, the phenomenology of the Standard Model, Higgs physics and beyond the Standard Model searches



I will teach the 2nd year course on electrodynamics and the special theory of relativity. This course discusses Maxwell's equations in various configurations of charges and currents, and in the presence of matter. 

I also teach the Master course Particles and Fields  (a joint course with the Utrecht Theoretical Physics Master program), which deals with (non-abelian) gauge theories, renormalization, spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism, and the Standard Model.



I head the theory group at Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics.

  • Unstable particles and resonances
    Jeroen Rodenburg (2015) 
  • Wilson lines as static charges
    Erica Rasch (2013) 
  • Spin correlations at hadron colliders 
    Ioannis Tsinikos (2013) 
  • Singularity structure of Drell-Yan at the next-to-eikonal level in soft-collinear effective theory 
    Marco Volponi (2013) 
  • Analysis of combined HERA data with the impact parameter dependent saturation model
    Merijn van de Klundert (2013) 
  • Unitarity methods in loop calculations 
    Robbert Rietkerk (2012) 
  • Strong top quark dynamics and Higgs physics 
    Jory Sonneveld (2012) 
  • Parton showers in the color dipole model and webs 
    Hans van Deurzen (2011) 
  • Coherent states and the infrared problem 
    Catalin Catana (2010) 
  • New techniques in one-loop calculations
    Maciej Koch-Janusz (2010) 
  • Supersymmetric single top production with a U(1)_R symmetry 
    Rob Knegjens (2009) 
  • Calculating massive one-loop amplitudes (2009) 
    Ori Yudilevich (2009)
  • Factorization of B-decays and hard-scattering processes in soft-collinear effective theory 
    Robin van der Leeuw (2008) 
  • Higgs couplings
    Daan van Eijk (2008) 
  • Little Higgs modelsand rare decays
    Marc van Kappel (2008) 
  • Power corrections to event shapes 
    Manouk Rijpstra (2006) 
  • Wilson lines in QCD 
    Rikkert Frederix (2005) 
  • Parton coalescence in heavy ion collisions 
    Gerben Kuipers (2005) 
    co-advisor: prof. dr. Thomas Peitzmann.
  • Gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking in the MSSM
    Wouter Waalewijn (2005) 
  • Renormalons and the infrared limit in QCD
    Gerben Stavenga (2005)
  • The hierarchy problem and Little Higgs theories
    Maarten Brak (2004)
  • Photon production in the Color Glass Condensate
    Martijn Russcher (2003)






  • Beenakker, W., Brensing, S., D'Onofrio, M., Krämer, M., Kulesza, A., Laenen, E., ... Niessen, I. (2012). Improved squark and gluino mass limits from searches for supersymmetry at hadron colliders. Physical Review D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, 85, 075014. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.075014  [details] 
  • Beenakker, W., Brensing, S., Krämer, M., Kulesza, A., Laenen, E., & Niessen, I. (2012). NNLL resummation for squark-antisquark pair production at the LHC. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012, 076. DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2012)076  [details] 






  • Laenen, E. (2008). Top quark in theory. In A. Juste (Ed.), Proceedings of the 19th Hadron Collider Physics Symposium 2008 (HCP 2008), Galena, Illinois, USA, May 27-31, 2008 (pp. 1-12). Menlo Park, CA: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). [details] 


  • Laenen, E. (2013). Nauwkeurige voorspellingen voor botsingen in de LHC. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde, 79(6), 184-186. [details] 

Keynote / invited lecture

  • Laenen, Eric (speaker) (5-5-2016): Next-to-eikonal calculations, Standard Model at the LHC, Pittsburgh, United States.
  • Laenen, Eric (speaker) (24-5-2016): Next-to-soft radiative corrections in QCD, Stress-testing the Standard Model at the LHC, Santa Barbara, CA, United States.
  • Laenen, Eric (speaker) (13-4-2016): Next-to-soft corrections in QCD, HiggsTools Annual Meeting, Granada, Spain.
  • Laenen, Eric (speaker) (1-12-2016): Resummation in QCD: what, why and how?, RWTH Aachen, Dept. of Physics.
  • Laenen, Eric (speaker) (2-11-2016): Quantum Chromodynamics, Quantum Chromodynamics, Mumbai, India.
  • Laenen, Eric (speaker) (17-11-2016): Resummation in QCD: what, why and how?, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
  • Laenen, Eric (speaker) (10-11-2016): Soft radiation in Quantum Chromodynamics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
  • Laenen, Eric (speaker) (9-10-2016): Next-to-soft effects in QCD, YITP 50th anniversary symposium, Stony Brook, NY, United States.
  • Laenen, Eric (speaker) (25-10-2016): The ubiquitous top quark, Max Planck Institute for Physics.
  • Laenen, Eric (speaker) (13-1-2016): Top Physics, YETI School, Durham, United Kingdom.


  • Laenen, Eric (participant) (23-5-2016 - 27-5-2016): Stress-testing the Standard Model at the LHC (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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