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Prof. dr. E.L.M.P. (Eric) Laenen

Faculty of Science
Institute of Physics
Photographer: Bas Uterwijk

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number: C3.261
Postal address
  • Postbus 94485
    1090 GL Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Research interest

    Theoretical particle physics at colliders, perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics, the phenomenology of the Standard Model, Higgs physics and beyond the Standard Model searches.


    I  teach the Master course Field Theory in Paricle Physics  (a joint course with the Utrecht Theoretical Physics Master program), which deals with (non-abelian) gauge theories, renormalization and renormalization group, spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism, and the Standard Model.


    I am a member of the theory group at Nikhef, the national institute for subatomic physics. I also represent the Netherlands as scientific delegate to the CERN Council.

  • Master projects
    • Unstable particles and resonances
      Jeroen Rodenburg (2015) 
    • Wilson lines as static charges
      Erica Rasch (2013) 
    • Spin correlations at hadron colliders 
      Ioannis Tsinikos (2013) 
    • Singularity structure of Drell-Yan at the next-to-eikonal level in soft-collinear effective theory 
      Marco Volponi (2013) 
    • Analysis of combined HERA data with the impact parameter dependent saturation model
      Merijn van de Klundert (2013) 
    • Unitarity methods in loop calculations 
      Robbert Rietkerk (2012) 
    • Strong top quark dynamics and Higgs physics 
      Jory Sonneveld (2012) 
    • Parton showers in the color dipole model and webs 
      Hans van Deurzen (2011) 
    • Coherent states and the infrared problem 
      Catalin Catana (2010) 
    • New techniques in one-loop calculations
      Maciej Koch-Janusz (2010) 
    • Supersymmetric single top production with a U(1)_R symmetry 
      Rob Knegjens (2009) 
    • Calculating massive one-loop amplitudes (2009) 
      Ori Yudilevich (2009)
    • Factorization of B-decays and hard-scattering processes in soft-collinear effective theory 
      Robin van der Leeuw (2008) 
    • Higgs couplings
      Daan van Eijk (2008) 
    • Little Higgs modelsand rare decays
      Marc van Kappel (2008) 
    • Power corrections to event shapes 
      Manouk Rijpstra (2006) 
    • Wilson lines in QCD 
      Rikkert Frederix (2005) 
    • Parton coalescence in heavy ion collisions 
      Gerben Kuipers (2005) 
      co-advisor: prof. dr. Thomas Peitzmann.
    • Gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking in the MSSM
      Wouter Waalewijn (2005) 
    • Renormalons and the infrared limit in QCD
      Gerben Stavenga (2005)
    • The hierarchy problem and Little Higgs theories
      Maarten Brak (2004)
    • Photon production in the Color Glass Condensate
      Martijn Russcher (2003)
  • Publications




    • van Beekveld, M., Beenakker, W., Laenen, E., & White, C. D. (2020). Next-to-leading power threshold effects for inclusive and exclusive processes with final state jets. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2020(3), Article 106. [details]


    • Bahjat-Abbas, N., Bonocore, D., Sinninghe Damsté, J., Laenen, E., Magnea, L., Vernazza, L., & White, C. D. (2019). Diagrammatic resummation of leading-logarithmic threshold effects at next-to-leading power. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2019(11), Article 2. [details]
    • van Beekveld, M., Beenakker, W., Basu, R., Laenen, E., Misra, A., & Motylinski, P. (2019). Next-to-leading power threshold effects for resummed prompt photon production. Physical Review D, 100(5), Article 056009. [details]



    • Del Duca, V., Laenen, E., Magnea, L., Vernazza, L., & White, C. D. (2017). Universality of next-to-leading power threshold effects for colourless final states in hadronic collisions. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017(11), Article 57. [details]





    • Beenakker, W., Janssen, T., Lepoeter, S., Krämer, M., Kulesza, A., Laenen, E., Niessen, I., Thewes, S., & van Daal, T. (2013). Towards NNLL resummation: hard matching coefficients for squark and gluino hadroproduction. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013(10), Article 120. [details]
    • Hartgring, L., Laenen, E., & Skands, P. (2013). Antenna showers with one-Loop matrix elements. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013(10), 127. [details]


    • Beenakker, W., Brensing, S., D'Onofrio, M., Krämer, M., Kulesza, A., Laenen, E., Martinzez, M., & Niessen, I. (2012). Improved squark and gluino mass limits from searches for supersymmetry at hadron colliders. Physical Review D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, 85(7), Article 075014. [details]
    • Beenakker, W., Brensing, S., Krämer, M., Kulesza, A., Laenen, E., & Niessen, I. (2012). NNLL resummation for squark-antisquark pair production at the LHC. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012(1), Article 076. [details]






    • Laenen, E. (2008). Top quark in theory. In A. Juste (Ed.), Proceedings of the 19th Hadron Collider Physics Symposium 2008 (HCP 2008), Galena, Illinois, USA, May 27-31, 2008 (pp. 1-12). Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). [details]


    Talk / presentation

    • Laenen, E. (speaker) (1-12-2016). Resummation in QCD: what, why and how?, RWTH Aachen, Dept. of Physics.
    • Laenen, E. (speaker) (17-11-2016). Resummation in QCD: what, why and how?, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
    • Laenen, E. (speaker) (10-11-2016). Soft radiation in Quantum Chromodynamics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
    • Laenen, E. (speaker) (2-11-2016). Quantum Chromodynamics, Quantum Chromodynamics, Mumbai.
    • Laenen, E. (speaker) (25-10-2016). The ubiquitous top quark, Max Planck Institute for Physics.
    • Laenen, E. (speaker) (9-10-2016). Next-to-soft effects in QCD, YITP 50th anniversary symposium, Stony Brook, NY.
    • Laenen, E. (speaker) (24-5-2016). Next-to-soft radiative corrections in QCD, Stress-testing the Standard Model at the LHC, Santa Barbara, CA.
    • Laenen, E. (speaker) (5-5-2016). Next-to-eikonal calculations, Standard Model at the LHC, Pittsburgh.
    • Laenen, E. (speaker) (13-4-2016). Next-to-soft corrections in QCD, HiggsTools Annual Meeting, Granada.
    • Laenen, E. (speaker) (13-1-2016). Top Physics, YETI School, Durham.


    • Laenen, E. (participant) (23-5-2016 - 27-5-2016). Stress-testing the Standard Model at the LHC, Santa Barbara, CA. Organizer (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Nikhef/NWO-i
    • Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
      Adjunct Professor