Van Swinderen Institute
The aim of the Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity is to study the fundamental forces of Nature with implications for our Universe. These investigations connect through close similarities in physics from Planck-scale physics (quantum gravity) via sub-atomic scales (particle physics) to cosmic dimensions. There are both theoretical as well as experimental efforts in more specialized topics such as the test of fundamental symmetries and forces, LHC and Beyond the Standard Model physics, holography, string theory and inflation. The experiments range from precision experiments at low energies conducted locally to the ones at the highest accessible energies such as at the LHC. At the national level the Van Swinderen Institute participates to the Nikhef collaboration.