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**Academic degrees and honors received**- Kandidaatsexamen (equivalent to Bachelor) in Physics, (cum laude) June 27, 1977 and Mathematics, (cum laude) March 13, 1978, Utrecht University.
- Doctoraalexamen (equivalent to Master or Diplom) in Theoretical Physics, (cum laude) September 8, 1980, Utrecht University.
- Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, (cum laude) July 4, 1984, thesis advisor Prof. G. `t Hooft, Utrecht University.
- "Giorgio Chigo" scholarship at the International School of Subnuclear Physics, Erice, August 3-14, 1982.
- Royal Dutch Acadamy of Sciences (KNAW) fellowship award, September 1989.

**Previous positions**- From September 2, 1984 to August 31, 1987 I was a Research Associate at the ITP of Stony Brook and in the Fall of 1985 I became in addition a Fellow in the Stony Brook joint Math/Phys programme, which combined the research position at the ITP with a part-time lecturing position in the Mathematics Department.
- From September 1, 1987 till August 31, 1989 I was a Fellow at the Theory Group of CERN.
- From September 1, 1989 I have been appointed as a so-called KNAW-fellow by the Royal Academy of Sciences for a period of five years, at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Utrecht.
- At December 1, 1992 I accepted a full professorship in Field Theory and Particle Physics at the Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics of the University of Leiden.
- I had a stroke (bleeding in the head) on the evening of July 31, 2005. As a consequence of this I have accepted that since December 1, 2007 I am demoted to 20% and April 1, 2010 to 10% of a professorship. I could still teach (in a modified format), but since October 2008 I can not do it anymore. I can give seminars (twice as slow), but doing research (something new) is too difficult.

**Teaching experience**- From fall 1979 to 1984, several recitation classes on quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and general relativity at a level between undergraduate and graduate were given in Utrecht.
- At Stony Brook, in the spring of 1986, I taught an advanced topics course in differential geometry entitled ``Complex Structures in Gauge Theories'', for both mathematics and physics graduate students, covering the ADHM instanton construction, the Nahm transformation and Donaldson's results on instanton moduli spaces. In the fall of 1986 I taught calculus for several variables to undergraduates.
- Back in Utrecht I gave recitation classes on field theory and general relatvity and taught field theory.
- In Leiden I have been teaching introductory graduate level courses on
field theory and general relativity, and the undergraduate special relativity
and elementary particle physics courses. See the Webpages

http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/research/vanbaal/DECEASED/FTcourse.html (Field Theory, '93, '94, '96, '98, 2000, '02, '04, '07)

http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/research/vanbaal/DECEASED/ART.html (General Relativity, '99, '02, '04),

http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/research/vanbaal/DECEASED/relative.html (Special Relativity, '98, '99, 2000 spring and fall, '01),

http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/research/vanbaal/DECEASED/FED.html (Particle Physics, '03, '04, '06, '07). - From 1989 many students (12) wrote their master thesis under my guidance. Six PhD-students finshed their thesis with me: Bas van den Heuvel in September 1996 (now at KPN/TNO research), Jeroen Snippe in February 1997 (now at Shell), Thomas Kraan in March 2000 (first at Philips, now at TMC/TNO), Arjan Keurentjes (co-promotor Jan de Boer) in June 2000 (was postdoc in Brussels, now teacher), Dániel Nógrádi in June 2005 (now Marie Curie fellow in Budapest and mid 2011 promoted to tenured Assistant Professor), and Mark de Kok (second promotor Jan-Willem van Holten and co-promotor Falk Bruckmann) in June 2008 (first at McKinsey & Company, now at Elsevier). I encourage PhD-students working under my guidance towards a thesis - each to their own ability - to be independent and have publications for which I am not a co-author.

**Organizational activitities**- In January 1991 I organized a two-week winter school for beginning Ph.D. students on high energy physics topics, with participation from Holland, Belgium and Germany (20 students). Together with Jan-Willem van Holten and Bert Schellekens of NIKHEF I also organised the same school in January 1996, resp. 2004.
- At the joint Lepton-Photon-High Energy Physics conference (EPS), LPHEP'91, which was held in Geneva from July 25th till August 1st 1991, I organized the parallel session entitled ``Field Theory''. I served on the program committee for the "Rochester" conference ICHEP 2002, Amsterdam, 24-31 July 2002. August 2003 I was elected member of The International Light Cone Advisory Committee for 3 years.
- Together with Jan Smit from Amsterdam, the annual Lattice Field Theory conference, Lattice '92, was organized in Amsterdam, 15-19 September 1992. I have been in the international advisory committees of the lattice meetings of 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
- Together with David Olive and Peter West I was involved in organizing the Newton Institute (Cambridge, UK) programme entitled "Non-perturbative Aspects in Quantum Field Theory", running from January till July, 1997 and I was director of the NATO Advanced Study Institute entitled "Confinement, Duality and Non-Perturbative Aspects of QCD" that took place the last two weeks of this programme, 23 June - 4 July.
- Together with Peter Orland and Rob Pisarski I was involved in organizing a RIKEN-BNL Research Center Workshop on Gauge-invariant variables in gauge theories, 25-29 May, 1999.
- From September 1993 till August 2000 I have been running the theory seminars and in particular the colloquium Ehrenfestii at Leiden.
- From January 1995 till 2005 I served on the governing board of the Dutch Research School of Theoretical Physics.
- From January 1998 till March 2008 I served as associate (advisory) editor for Nuclear Physics B.
- From January 1999 till December 2001 I served as chairman of the Theoretical High Energy Physics FOM working group (FOM werkgemeenschap Hth).

**Outreach activities**- Building and maintaining Cosmic Ray Detectors within the national project HiSPARC (High-School Project for Astrophysics Research with Cosmics) for the Leiden region (Jan-Willem van Holten has taken this over)
- Regular guest lectures at high-schools on special relativity (momentarily not given)

**Summer school lectures**: I have lectured at the Zakopane (Poland) summer schools of 1988, 1989 and 2003 on respectively ``Gauge Theory in a Finite Volume'', ``Topological Yang-Mills Theories'' and ``Instantons and constituent monopoles'', at the Adriatico Course on Path Integration (Trieste) of 1991 on ``Tunnelling and The Path Decomposition Expansion'' and at the Advanced Study Institute (Cambridge, UK) of 1997 on ``Gribov ambiguities and the fundamental domain''. January 1991 and 1998 I lectured for nine/ten hours on "Path integrals and non-perturbative methods" at the Dutch winter school for graduate students. Similar lectures were delivered at the 3rd nat. summer school `` Grundlagen und neue Methoden der theoretischen Physik'', 1-5 september 1997, Saalburg, Germany.**Reviews**: I have given major reviews at the annual lattice field theory conferences of 1988 (Fermilab, USA, in collaboration with A.S. Kronfeld), of 1990 (Tallahassee, USA) and of 1997 (Edinburgh, UK).**Research Grants**: Since arriving in Leiden I have been awarded twice a grant for postdoc and visitor positions in QCD and a grant for a four year PhD position in Mathematical Physics, all from the Dutch funding agency FOM / NWO, which also provides a rolling grant for a PhD position and occasionally for a postdoc position. I have received grants from NCF / NWO for use of the Cray at the national supercomputer facility on two different projects (600 CPU hours, respectively over 3 and 2 year). Twice I formed a node in a successful application for INTAS grants from the European Community. A substantial NATO grant for running the Advanced Study Institute in Cambridge was secured. Chris Ford (from 1 July 2001) and David Adams (from 1 September 2002) were awarded a 2-year Marie-Curie Fellowship, based in Leiden.