ter Veldhuis is a theoretical physicist who works in the area of elementary particle

His research focuses on extentions of the standard model of elementary particle, in
particular on mechanisms of dynamical symmetry breaking. He is also active at the
boundary of particle physics and cosmology, where he investigates the nature of dark
matter, the mysterious substance that recent observations indicate to be pervasive in our

EDUCATION: M.S., Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Ph.D., Purdue University 

ter Veldhuis has been teaching at Macalester since 2004. 

Journal Articles


Holographic Walking Technicolor and Stability of Techni-Branes (with T. E. Clark and S. T. Love), Nuclear Physics, Section B (2013)


Supersymmetric multi-Higgs doublet model with non-linear electroweak symmetry breaking (with T. E. Clark and S. T. Love), Physical Review D (2012)


Holographic Currents and Chern-Simons Terms (with T S. Clark and S T. Love), Physical Review D (2010)


Solitons in two-dimensional anti-de Sitter space, International Journal of Modern Physics A (2010)



Kinks in two-dimensional Anti-de Sitter Space (with J L. Barnes, D P. Schroeder, and M J. Webster), To appear in the Proceedings of Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society (DPF 2009), Detroit, Michigan, 26-31 Jul 2009 (2009)


Embedding Geometry and Decomposition of Gravity (with T E. Clark, S T. Love, and Chi Xiong), Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting, CPT and Lorentz Symmetry (2007)


Making nonlinearly realized global supersymmetry local (with T E. Clark, S T. Love, and Muneto Nitta), AIP Conference Proceedings 903 (2007)


Using the Higgs mass to distinguish electroweak models (with M A. Diaz and T J. Weiler), The Albuquerque meeting : August 2-6, 1994, the University of New Mexico : Proceedings of the 8th Meeting, Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society (1995)


Radiative corrections to charged Higgs production in e+ e- colliders (with M A. Diaz), DPF Conference Proceedings (1994)



A comparison of Higgs mass bounds in the SM and the MSSM (with T J. Weiler and M A. Diaz), 4th International Conference on Physics Beyond the Standard Model (1994)

PhD Thesis