Prize Recipient

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Marta Verweij
Utrecht University


"For pioneering work in experimental investigations of jet quenching in quark-gluon plasma produced by ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions."


Dr. Marta Verweij obtained her master's degree in 2009 at Utrecht University and her PhD in 2013 at the same university for which she won the best ALICE thesis award. After obtaining her PhD she did research at Wayne State University and at CERN as a research fellow supported by a COFUND Marie Curie grant, followed by a tenure track position at Vanderbilt University and as a research fellow at RIKEN BNL. Currently she is back at Utrecht University as an assistant professor. Her research focuses on the study of strong interaction, Quantum Chromodynamics, in multi-TeV ultra-relativistic proton and nuclear collisions, with an emphasis on high energetic probes. The was previously a member of the CMS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) where she leaded the group focusing on the studies of the quark-gluon plasma. Currently she is a member of the ALICE collaboration where she and her team collaborate with colleagues all over the world on gaining a deeper understanding of modification of highly energetic particles in the quark-gluon plasma. To support her research she was a awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and NWO START-UP grant. Marta Verweij is a member of international advisor committees of major conference in the field of high energy nuclear collisions and organizes regularly workshops on jet physics in the quark-gluon plasma.