I am a PhD student at the University of Amsterdam and the Leibniz Institute Dresden. After obtaining exceptional study results while balancing theoretical physics with foreign exchanges, extra curricular interdisciplinary courses, summer schools and teaching, I am now doing research on varied subjects. Understanding general relativity from a condensed matter perspective by studying analogue black holes, foundations of quantum mechanics and charge density waves in TaS2.
Recently a popular-science article was published in Amsterdam Science about my research on the quantum measurement problem. You can download the article here. Or read the full issue at Amsterdam Science.
Lotte Mertens (UvA-IoP) will receive the Lorentz Graduation Award for Theoretical Physics, awarded annually by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. In her prize-winning master’s thesis, Mertens studied the relation between quantum mechanics at the microscopic level and the measurements we make of it at much larger scales. Source: UvA