PhD students

Beatrix Muhlmann (University of Amsterdam)

I am currently a PhD student in the String Theory group at UvA, co-supervised by Alejandra Castro and Erik Verlinde. My research focuses on quantum gravity and mathematical apsects of theoretical physics.
I was born in Southtirol, the german speaking part of Italy. My undergraduate studies I completed at ETH, the subject of my thesis, which was supervised by Christoph Keller, was the Spectrum of Permutation Orbifolds.

Ceyda Simsek (University of Groningen)

Ceyda Simsek is a PhD student at the University of Groningen. In 2015, she received her MSc from Bogazici University (Turkey). Her master thesis, was supervised by Dieter Van Den Bleeken, is on asymptotic symmetries and its applications. Her most recent research interest is related to Newton-Cartan geometry and non-relativistic holography.

Eric Marcus (Utrecht University)

Eric Marcus completed his bachelor studies at Utrecht University. His thesis, ‘Magnetohydrodynamics at heavy ion collisions’, was supervised by Umut Gürsoy. The thesis received several awards including prizes awarded by the FYSICA conference and the Student Research Conference. His master project, ‘The SYK model and Holography’ was supervised by Stefan Vandoren, also at Utrecht University. Currently he is a PhD candidate in Utrecht supervised by both Umut Gürsoy and Stefan Vandoren, focusing on black holes, information and string theory.