PERSONAL INFORMATION

Family name, First name: Bergshoeff, Eric Arnold
Date of Birth: August 5, 1955
Gender: Male
Nationality: Dutch
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EDUCATION

1979 - 1983 PhD, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Title thesis: Conformal Invariance in Supergravity
Supervisor: Prof. B.Q.P.J. de Wit
1973 - 1979 MSc, Theoretical Physics, Leiden University, the Netherlands

CURRENT POSITION

2009 - present ʻWillem de Sitter’ Chair in Theoretical Physics, Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2001 - 2009 Full Professor in Theoretical High-Energy Physics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
1999 - 2001 Assistant Professor, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
1996 - 1999 Research Leader, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
1991 - 1996 Fellow, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW), University of Groningen, the Netherlands
1989 - 1991 Research Fellow, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Fall 1988 Visitor, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, and Nikhef, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
1984 - 1988 Postdoctoral Researcher, ICTP, Trieste, Italy
1983 - 1984 NATO Science Fellowship, Brandeis University, Boston, USA

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2014 Elected Member, Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (‘Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen’ - KHMW)
2010 Academy Professorship (‘Akademiehoogleraar’), awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW)
2007 Recipient of the Nicolaas Mulerius Stipendium 2006, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
1999 Simons Lecturer, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Stony Brook, USA
1991 Recipient of a KNAW Fellowship from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW)

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

2001 - present Leader of the FOM research group FOM-G-01 (the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter)
2001 - 2006 Member of the Physics Advisory Board of the Lorentz Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
1998 - 2004 Member of the Governing Board of the Dutch Research School of Theoretical Physics (DRSTP)

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2014 - present Director of the Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
2002 - 2014 Director of the Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
2001 - present Leader of the ‘core unit’ Theoretical High-Energy Physics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

EDITORIAL BOARDS AND PEER REVIEW

1997 - 2004 Member of the Editorial Board of Classical and Quantum Gravity


I have been a referee for numerous journals such as Nuclear Physics B, Physical Review Letters and the Journal for High Energy Physics. I am performing referee activities for ERC and several national science organizations such as the Belgium FNRS and FWO, the Russian New Eurasia Foundation, the Qatar National Research Fund and the Czech Science Foundation. I also work as a panel member for the Swedish Research Council.

MEMBERSHIPS OF GRANT SELECTION COMMITTEES

2016 - 2017 Panel Member for the Flemish Research Council FWO
2014 - 2015 Panel Member for the Swedish Research Council
2009 Member of the National NWO Vici Grants Selection Committee
2008 Member of the Evaluation Committee for the Development of Centres of Excellence in Research programme for the period 2008-2015, Estonia
2004 Member of the National FOM Vidi Grants Selection Committee

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