Gymnasium-beta at the Dalton Lyceum, The Hague, 1964.
Physics and Mathematics at the University of Utrecht.
Kandidaatsexamen N1, July 4, 1966.
Doctoraal examen Theoretical Physics, October 10, 1969.
Promotie (Ph.D. thesis) on the subject ``Renormalization
Procedure for Yang-Mills fields'', March 1, 1972.
Various part time jobs as a student-assistant at Utrecht
University from October 1, 1965.
From November 1, 1969 full time staff member at the
Institute for Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University.
September 1, 1972-September 1, 1974: fellow at CERN,
Then became Lector (Assistant professor) at Utrecht
February 1, 1976-June 30, 1976: Morris Loeb Lecturer at
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA.
September 1, 1976-February 1, 1977: SLAC, Stanford,
From February 2, 1977: full professor at Utrecht University.
From 2003 this position was turned into a Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW)
January 17-June 13, 1981: Sherman Fairchield Distinguished
Scholar, Caltech, Pasadena, Calif., USA.
Guest professor of Boston University (1988) and Duke
University, Durham NC, USA (1989).
Simon Stevin Leerstoel, Antwerpen, Belgium.
In addition various shorter appointments.
Scientific editor-in-chief of the Teleac course ``Van
Quantum tot Quark'', Inleiding tot de Quantummechanica:
golven en deeltjes (1989).
Associate Editor Nuclear Physics B: Particle Physics.
Fachbeirat of the Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik
(Albert Einstein Institut, 1997-2005)
Visiting Fellow Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) (2005)
Chief Editor of Foundations of Physics (from 1-1-07)
Scientific Policy Committee, CERN Geneva, member since
Advisory Board, Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical
Scientific Advisory Committee, Perimeter Institute,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Memberships: (among others)
Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging, 1978 (honorary member 2000). Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie voor Wetenschappen (Royal
Dutch Academy of Sciences), 26-4-82. Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en
Schone Kunsten van België (Foreign Member), 17-12-81. Hollandsche Maatschappij der wetenschappen, 14-5-83. National Academy of Sciences (USA), Foreign Associate, 1984. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Honorary
Member, 14-5-86. Académie des Sciences, Paris, Associé étranger, 1995 Institute of Physics (London), Fellow and Chartered Physicist, 2000.
16-11-63: 2e Prijs Nationale Wiskunde Olympiade. 24-10-74: Winkler Prins Prijs, Amsterdam. 11- 2-77: Akzo Prijs, Arnhem. 30- 1-79: Dannie Heineman Prize, New York, USA. 6- 4-81: Leigh Page Prize Lecturer, Yale, USA 15-12-81: Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Chicago,
Ill, USA 21- 3-82: Wolf Prize of the State of Israel 12-11-83: Pius XI Medal, Vatican. 24-11-86: Lorentz Medal, KNAW, Amsterdam. 21- 4-95: Physica Prize, NNV, Utrecht. 4- 5-95:
Franklin Medal, Philadelphia, USA.
June 1995: Spinoza Premium, Neth. Organization for Scientific
Research NWO. 2- 2-96: Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Leuven, Belgium. 21-11-97: The Gian Carlo Wick Commemorative Medal,
World Federation of Scientists, Lausanne, Switzerland 10-10-98:
Honorary Doctorate at the University of Bologna, Italy. 1- 6-99: The Oskar Klein Lecture, Oskar Klein Silver Medal,
Royal Academy of Sweden, Stockholm. 19- 7-99: The 1999 High Energy Physics Prize, from the
European Physical Society, presented at the
International Europhysics Conference at Tampere, Finland. 10-12-99: The 1999
Nobel Prize in Physics, with M.
awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Citation: "For elucidating the quantum structure
of electroweak interactions in physics".
And now, a series:
14-10-1999: Commandeur in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw. (K.B. 14 oktober 1999 nr. 99.004738 )
See the video presentation of this event. 25-10-1999: De Zilveren Academiepenning,
from the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, KNAW.
13-3-2000: Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics at Singapore. 17-3-2000: Honorary member of the Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging. April 2000: Asteroid # 9491 is henceforth named 9491 Thooft. 11-5-2000: Honorary Doctor of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian University,
Republic of Kazakhstan with K. Von Klitzing and V. Sadovnichy, Rector M. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ.
12-5-2000: Honorary Medal of the City of Astana, Kazakhstan. 9-2-2001: Officier de la Légion d'Honneur, awarded by the
Ambassador of France at the Hague, Anne Gazeau-Secret. 30-4-2001: Honorary Degree of Doctor Scientiae,
University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, S.A. 20-5-2001: Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hofstra University (NY) 29-11-2001: Doctorat de Science Honoris Causa, Université de la
Méditerranée, Marseille. 24-6-2002: Honorary Professor, Nanjing University, China.
14-12-2003: Doctor of Science, honoris causa, The Ohio State University at Columbus.
27-7-2004: Honorary Doctor Degree,
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei
30-7-2004: Honorary Professor at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. 29-12-2005: Honorary Fellow of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy
and Astrophysics, Pune, India.