In December 2016, Nikhef and Utrecht University researcher André Mischke was elected for membership of Academia Europaea.
Associate Professor and deputy team leader of the Dutch research group in ALICE, Mischke has been involved in several other international experiments, including NA49 at the CERN-SPS and STAR at the BNL-RHIC facility.
Last year, Mischke was awarded a Vici grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to study the dynamical properties of the quark-gluon plasma. His group plays and important role in the measurements of heavy-flavour particles; in particular, they provided the first measurement of D-mesons in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. He is also involved in the development of diagnostic devices in medical imaging. In addition, he holds many administrative positions at national and international level.
Academia Europaea is a European non-governmental association whose object is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in many branches of knowledge - spanning humanities, law, economics, social and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, natural and technological sciences - anywhere in the world for the public benefit and education. Founded in 1988, it includes 3470 members who are scientists and scholars aiming to promote learning, education and research.