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Behind the CV

Story from a Physicist

Members of IoP at different levels of their career share their personal story behind the CV. In an informal atmosphere, they discuss how they became the physicist they are today, and reflect on their path and the challenges they encountered. They discuss the choices they made, their successes and failures, the detours and key events that shaped their career, their insecurities and the people who supported them to become who they are today. Their story behind the CV.

This seminar series is open to all students, PhD candidates and postdocs at IoP and related institutes. We hope that these conversations on the unspoken challenges of life in academia will inspire you, and help you with the decisions and challenges you will face in your career.

This seminar series is inspired from “Growing Up In Science” and other similar events in research institutions abroad. We are very thankful to the speakers for sharing their stories with us.

Upcoming Event, time and date TBA

Samaya Nissanke is an associate professor at GRAPPA (a center of excellence in gravitation and astroparticle physics), a joint faculty member at the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API) and the Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEF), and a member of Nikhef.

Science Park 904

Room A1.28

Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam

Past Events

Friday 11 February 2022

During the Faces of Science Park 2022 we held a special edition of Behind the CV with Carina Hoorn (IBED) and Martin Fransen (Nikhef).


Wednesday November 03, 2021

Noushine Shahidzadeh is full professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) working at the Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute (WZI) in the soft matter group; she is also currently a member of the board of directors of the Interpore foundation and the scientific board of the Netherlands Institute for conservation, Art and Science (NICAS).

Friday June 11, 2021

Alejandra Castro ( U. of Cambridge) was at the time an associate professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITFA), namely in the String Theory group

"Behind the CV" series is organized by

Dr. S. (Shin'ichiro) Ando


Dr C.M.C. (Clelia) de Mulatier