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Leiden Institute of Physics

Research at the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) is foundational and curiosity driven. All our scientists share a desire to increase the knowledge of the world around us, in an open atmosphere of inquiry from which innovative ideas emerge that provide applications and value for society.

We value the unity of physics as a discipline, from the largest to the smallest scale. Therefore we study a broad range of systems and phenomena, from cosmic strings to DNA strands, from granular materials to quantum dots and from protein assemblies to socio‐economic networks. Because of this diversity our institute is characterized by a variety of smaller groups, rather than a few large and more narrowly focused sub‐departments. At LION, theory and experiment have a close interaction, with emphasis on the development of novel, world-class instrumentation.

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