Uncovering the quark-gluon plasma

Contact information

Office: 4-2029

Postal address: CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Email: wilke.s@cern.ch

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/

Inspire: https://inspirehep.net/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/

Research interests

  • Heavy ion collisions at strong coupling

  • Energetic quarks and gluons inside quark-gluon plasma

  • Numerical methods in General Relativity

  • Neutron star equation of state, gravitational waves

  • Tensor networks, MERA and emergent geometry

Biographical Information


2019-2026: Staff at CERN (fellow from 2019 - 2021)


2016-2020: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University

Funded by a personal VENI-grant


2014-2018: Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Theoretical Physics, MIT

2010-2014: PhD, cum laude, at the Institute for Theoretical Physics and

the Institute of Subatomic Physics, Utrecht University,

supervised by Gleb Arutyunov, Thomas Peitzmann and Raimond Snellings

2008-2010: Master in Theoretical Physics, cum laude, Utrecht University,

Black holes as Information Scramblers (pdf), supervised by Gerard 't Hooft

2004-2008: Bachelor Physics and Mathematics, both cum laude, Utrecht University