New President of the Netherlands Physical Society

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Jan van Ruitenbeek
Jan van Ruitenbeek

The Netherlands Physical Society (Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging) [NNV] organised its first on-line presidential elections in March 2013. All NNV members were invited to vote for the candidates. In total 360 members did so – about 10% of all members. Professor Jan van Ruitenbeek received 54% of the total votes cast and was elected as the new NNV president. He took up office during FYSICA 2013, the yearly symposium of the Netherlands Physical Society.

Jan van Ruitenbeek, former NNV treasurer, is a professor in Experimental Physics at Leiden University. He is also director of the Casimir Research School collaboration between Leiden University and Delft University of Technology.

Jan van Ruitenbeek takes over this position from resigning president Gerard van der Steenhoven who is dean at the University of Twente. He was president for the past six years.

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