Detailed information about selected course/program
EU code
13.2 - Physics
5 - Academic staff
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Experimental Physics in Soft Matter, Hard Condensed Matter, Quantum Gases and Quantum Information
Academic Staff visit (Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica)
Language requirements
All applicants need to provide a proof of their proficiency in English language by submitting results of either the TOEFL Test (minimum scores: Internet-based test, 90; Computer-based test, 235; Paper-based test 580), the test of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (minimum score: 6.5) or a Cambridge Examination (minimum scores: CAE, A or B; CPE, B).
Academic requirements
PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics or related fields. Applicants should contact the Institute (Dr. Rudolf Sprik, and/or The International Office of the Faculty of Science (Mr. Niels Molenaar, in advance to assess eligibility.
Max available positions
The van der Waals-Zeeman Institute conducts experimental physics research in the area of Soft Matter, Hard Condensed Matter, Quantum Gases and Quantum Information Staff exchange candidates are welcome to participate in the ongoing research programs.
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3 months between Jul 15 2010 and Apr 15 2013
Contact person
Dr Rudolf Sprik (secr-wzi @
Additional information
Available field only for target 1 applicants. Before submitting an EMECW13 application, all candidates must read and follow the instructions specified in => 'Incoming applicants' The starting date of this programme lies between 15 July 2010 and 1 September 2010 but it can only be determined considering the availability of positions in the research groups after successful EMECW13 candidates are selected. The minimum duration of the visit is 1 month and the maximum is 3 months. The staff of the van der Waals-Zeeman Institute participates in the teaching of Bachelor and Master programs at the University of Amsterdam. In particular the Physical Sciences program that is part of the Master of Physics and Master of Chemistry. (see website: