Universiteit Utrecht   Faculteit Natuur- en Sterrenkunde

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Postal address:   CMI (Condensed Matter and Interfaces), Department of Chemistry
Debye Institute
Utrecht University
P.O.Box 80.000
3508 TA Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-30-2532227 (office)
E-mail:X@Y,   in which   X -> h.w.dewijn   and   Y -> uu.nl
Office:Ornstein Laboratory, room 166

Curriculum vitae

1963 Ph.D., University of Amsterdam
1963 - 1968   Assistant/associate professor, University of Amsterdam
1968 - 1970 Member of staff, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA
1970 - Professor of solid-state physics, Utrecht University
2003 Fellow JSPS

Research interests

1958 - 1966   Microwave spectroscopy of gases and molecules
1964 - 1988 Magnetic resonance (NMR, EPR, ENDOR, AFMR)
1982 - 1986 Ionic conductivity
1985 - 1989 Incommensurate crystals
1985 - 1993 Optical pumping and detection of magnons
1992 - 1995 High-Tc superconductivity
1968 - Two-dimensional magnetism, in particular spin waves in antiferromagnets, ordering processes in frustrated systems, and spin glasses
1972 - The physics of phonons, in particular relaxation, generation and optics of coherent phonons, and stimulated emission of phonons by metastable spin systems

PHONONS Prize (a.k.a. Klemens Award)



Complete list   1970 and earlier   1971-1980   1981-1990   1991 and later

Supervised Ph.D. Theses

List of theses

Teaching duties (since 1992)

- Quantum mechanics (2nd academic year)   syllabus and problems (pdf)
- Solid-state physics (4th academic year)
- Physics (mainly electricity, magnetism, and optics; 2nd academic year University College Utrecht)
- Magnetic resonance
- Physics for Ph.D. students in chemistry


- SI and cgs systems of units: dimensions and conversion factors   (ps)   (pdf)
- Macros for selecting fonts in plain TeX (v3.0). Also available from CTAN (Comprehensive TeX Archive Network).
- METAFONT sources of the euro symbol and CE mark (v3.0) including scores of variants. Also available from CTAN.
- Portable bitmaps of euro symbols and CE mark.

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Aliases: H. W. de Wijn, Harold de Wijn, H. de Wijn, H. W. deWijn, Harold deWijn, H. deWijn

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