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prof. dr. D. (Daniël) Boer

Scientific Director Van Swinderen Institute, Professor Theoretical Subatomic Physics

Research interests

The research of Daniël Boer focuses on the physics of elementary particles, in particular on quarks and gluons (QCD) and on possible new particles beyond the current Standard Model of elementary particle physics. In 2019 Boer was elected fellow of the American Physical Society "for contributions toward the understanding of the spin and momentum structure of quarks and gluons in nucleons, in particular those relevant in single spin asymmetries, and for studies of the color glass condensate phase in quantum chromodynamics.” Those contributions have helped shape the physics case of the future Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) that is under construction in the U.S.A. and will be operational in the 2030s, and especially the synergies of the EIC and LHC are current research interests. This focuses on novel effects at high energies from the collective behavior of gluons and the theoretical description thereof.

Our knowledge of gluons is essential for studies of the Higgs boson and that probably also applies to any new particles beyond the Standard Model. So far there are no experimental indications for such new physics, therefore, theoretical investigations will have to follow general guiding principles. It turns out to be very hard to find highly symmetric theories that naturally, i.e. without fine-tuning, lead to the Standard Model at low energies and satisfy the extremely stringent experimental constraints on any new physics. This is a longstanding problem that will probably require completely new approaches. 

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Time-reversal odd distribution functions in leptoproduction

Universality of T-odd effects in single spin and azimuthal asymmetries

Gluons and the quark sea at high energies: distributions, polarization, tomography

Linearly Polarized Gluons and the Higgs Transverse Momentum Distribution

Electron-Ion Collider: The next QCD frontier

A unified view on geometric phases and exceptional points in adiabatic quantum mechanics

Scale evolution of T-odd gluon TMDs at small x

Science Requirements and Detector Concepts for the Electron-Ion Collider: EIC Yellow Report

TMD evolution study of the cos2φ azimuthal asymmetry in unpolarized J/ψ production at EIC

Extracting color octet NRQCD matrix elements from J /ψ production at the EIC

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Proton bevat een wonderlijk extra deeltje: de ‘charm quark’

Oude bekende, het proton, blijkt na honderd jaar extra deeltje te bevatten: de ‘charm quark’