Wim van Saarloos

Titels Prof. dr. ir.
Initials W.
Main position President KNAW/Hoogleraar UL
Disciplines Physics
  Solid-state physics
Chair Theorie van de gecondenseerde materie
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2004
President of KNAW
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Instituut Lorentz
Universiteit Leiden
Postbus 9506
2300 RA Leiden
tel.  071 527 5784
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Wim van Saarloos is a theoretical condensed matter physicist. His research in theoretical physics focuses on statistical physics and condensed matter physics. He is well known for his research on front propagation into unstable states and wrote an authoritative review of this subject in 2003 (Front propagation into unstable states (pdf) - Physics Reports 386 (2003) 29–222). 

Van Saarloos has been President of the KNAW since 1 June 2018.