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PhD Theses 1995 - 2018

PhD theses from 1929 until 1995 are listed here.


Drian van der Woude
Primordial non-gaussianity in the effective field theory of large scale structure
Utrecht, 4 June 2018
Advisors: Prof. S. Vandoren, Dr. E. Pajer

Panos Betzios

Applications and fundamentals of holography
Utrecht, 30 August 2017
Advisors: Prof. S. Vandoren, Dr. U. Gürsoy

Olga Papadoulaki
Holographic aspects of black holes, matrix models and quantum criticality
Utrecht, 28 August 2017
Advisors: Prof. S. Vandoren, Dr. U. Gürsoy

Watse Sybesma
Lifshitz symmetries and nonrelativistic holography
Utrecht, 12 June 2017
Advisor: Prof. S. Vandoren

Franz Ciceri
Duality symmetries in supergravity: New structures and deformations
Utrecht, 31 March 2017
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit

Nava Gaddam
Quantum black holes: some static and dynamical aspects
Utrecht, 15 March 2017
Advisor: Prof. S. Vandoren

Valentin Reys
Quantum black hole entropy and localization in supergravity
Utrecht, 13 June 2016
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit

Jules Lamers
On elliptic quantum integrability Vertex models, solid-on-solid models and spin chains
Utrecht, 1 June 2016
Advisor: Prof. G. Arutyunov

Anne Franzen
The wave equation on black hole interiors
Utrecht,
1 December 2015
Advisor: Prof.
G. 't Hooft

Riccardo Borsato
Integrable strings for AdS/CFT
Utrecht, 7 Sept
ember 2015
Advisor: Prof.
G. Arutyunov

Drazen Glavan
Late-time quantum backreaction in cosmology
Utrecht, 28 August 2015
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft; co-advisor Dr. T. Prokopec

Ivano Lodato
Supersymmetric higher derivative couplings and their application
Utrecht, 29 September 2014
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit

Wilke van der Schee
Gravitational collisions and the quark-gluon plasma
Utrecht, 2 July 2014
Advisors: Prof. T. Peitzmann,  Prof. G. Arutyunov


Chiara Toldo
Anti-de Sitter black holes in gauged supergravity
Utrecht, 11 June 2014
Advisor: Prof. S. Vandoren


Alessandro Sfondrini
Towards integrability for AdS3/CFT2
Utrecht, 28 April 2014
Advisor: Prof. G. Arutyunov

Jan Weenink

Gauge Invariance and Frame Independence in Cosmology
Utrecht, 30 September 2013
Advisors: Prof. E. Laenen; co-advisor Dr. T. Prokopec

Stijn van Tongeren
Quantum field theory through a stringy mirror : Integrability of the AdS5xS5 superstring and its deformations
Utrecht, 11 July 2013
Advisor: Prof. G. Arutyunov

Chris Wever
Soft and Coulomb resummation: squark and gluino production at the LHC
Utrecht, 27 May 2013
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft

Kiril Hristov
Lessons from the vacuum structure of 4d N=2 supergravity
Utrecht, 1 June 2012
Advisor: Prof. S. Vandoren

Philipp Höhn
From Classical to Quantum: New Canonical Tools for the Dynamics of Gravity
Utrecht, 14 May 2012
Advisor: Prof. R. Loll

Timothy Budd
Non-perturbative Quantum gravity: a conformal perspective
Utrecht, 20 March 2012
Advisor: Prof. R. Loll

Maarten van de Meent
Piecewise Flat Gravity in 3+1 Dimensions
Utrecht, 19 December 2011
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft

Maaike van Zalk
New deformations of N=2 supergravity
Utrecht, 26 September 2011
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit

Stefanos Katmadas
Extremal black holes in N=2 supergravity
Utrecht, 4 July 2011
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit

Jurjen Koksma
Quantum Field Theory and Decoherence in the Early Universe
Utrecht, 22 June 2011
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft; co-advisor Dr. T. Prokopec

Paul Reska
Physical consequences of black holes in non-perturbative quantum gravity and inflationary cosmology
Utrecht, 28 February 2011
Advisor: Prof. R. Loll

Hugo Looijestijn
Aspects of compactifications and black holes in four-dimensional supergravity
Utrecht, 27 September 2010
Advisor: Prof. B.Q.P.J. de Wit; co-advisor Dr. S. Vandoren

Marius de Leeuw
The S-matrix of the AdS5 x S5 superstring
Utrecht, 29 March 2010
Advisor: Prof. B.Q.P.J. de Wit; co-advisor Dr. G. Arutyunov

Pedro Machado

On the Renormalization Group Flow of Gravity
Utrecht, 8 January 2010
Advisor: Prof. R. Loll

G.C. Stavenga
Soft radiation in Quantum Chromodynamics
Utrecht, 14 September 2009
Advisor: Prof. E.L.M.P. Laenen

T.M. Janssen
The infrared sector of quantum fields on cosmological space-times
Utrecht, 6 July 2009
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft; co-advisor: Dr. T. Prokopec

W. Westra
Topology change and the emergence of geometry in two dimensional causal quantum gravity
Utrecht, 8 October 2007, 16h15
Advisor: Prof. R. Loll

M. de Vroome
N=2 supersymmetric theories, dyonic charges and instantons
Utrecht, 18 June 2007, 14h30
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit; co-advisor: Dr. S. Vandoren

D. Benedetti
Quantum gravity from simplices: analytical investigations on causal dynamical trangulations
Utrecht, 11 June 2007, 14h30
Advisor: Prof. R. Loll

S. Nobbenhuis

The Cosmological Constant Problem; an inspiration for new physics
Utrecht, 15 June 2006, 14h30
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft

M. Davidse
Nonperturbative effects in supergravity
Utrecht, 30 January 2006
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit; co-advisor: Dr. S. Vandoren

Z. Kadar
The polygon representation of three dimendional gravitation and its global properties
Utrecht, 18 April 2005
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft; co-advisor: Dr. R. Loll

H. Weda
Masses and Magnetic Moments of Baryons in a QCD-String Model
Utrecht, 10 May 2004
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft

I. Herger
BPS Extensions and Gaugings of Supersymmetric Field theories
Utrecht, 26 mei 2003
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit

J. Käppeli
Stationary Configuration and Geodesic Description of Supersymmetric Black Holes
Utrecht, 19 mei 2003
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit

I.L. Savonije
The Holographic Principle in a Cosmological Setting
Utrecht, 3 april 2003
Advisor: Prof. E.P. Verlinde

B-J. van Tent
Cosmological Inflation with Multiple Fields and the Theory of Density Fluctuations
Utrecht, September 9, 2002
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft
 
S. de Haro Ollé
Quantum gravity and the holographic principle
Utrecht, June 18, 2001
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft

C.M. Hofman
Strings, matrices and noncommutative gauge theory.
Utrecht, September 19, 2000
Advisor: Prof. E.P. Verlinde
Shaker Publishing B.V., ISBN-90-423-0120-1

G. Zwart
Stringy Perspectives on Gauge Theories
Utrecht, November 29, 1999
Advisor: Prof. E.P. Verlinde.
Shaker Publishing B.V., ISBN 90-423-0061-2

G.A.P.T. Aarts
Dynamics in Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Quantum Field Theory
Utrecht, October 4, 1999
Advisor: Prof. J. Smit
Shaker Publishing B.V., ISBN-90-423-007779-5

V. Pascalutsa
Covariant Description of Pion-Nucleon Dynamics
Utrecht, October 19, 1998
Advisor: Prof. J.A. Tjon
ISBN 90-393-1908-1
 
K. Peeters
Geometrical aspects of supersymmetry Spinning particles, string dualities and the eleven-dimensional supermembrane
Utrecht, June 3, 1998
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit

B.J.K. Kleijn
New couplings in N=2 supergravity
Utrecht, May 25, 1998
Advisor: Prof. B. de Wit
ISBN 90--393-1975-8
 
M. Welling
Classical and quantum gravity in 2+1 dimensions
Utrecht, January 19, 1998
Advisor: Prof. G. 't Hooft
ISBN 90-393-2023-3
 
T. Nieuwenhuis
The Feynman-Schwinger representation of field theory applied to two-body bound states
Utrecht, October 9, 1995
Advisor: Prof. J.A. Tjon