About Tonnis ter Veldhuis

ter Veldhuis is a theoretical physicist who works in the area of elementary particle physics.
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 universe.
EDUCATION: M.S., Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Ph.D., Purdue University
ter Veldhuis has been teaching at Macalester since 2004.


Present Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College

Research Interests

Elementary particle physics


  • Principles of Physics I
  • Principles of Physics II
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Theory I
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Gravity
  • Introduction to General Relativity
  • Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics

Contact Information

Macalester College
Physics and Astronomy
Olin/Rice 126
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6838


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