Venus Keus

Favourite Thing: Challenging myself



AUT(2001-2006), TUDelft (2006-2007), Chalmers (2007-2008), ULg (2009-2012)


PhD in Physics

Work History:

University of Southampton

Current Job:

Post-doctoral researcher


University of Southampton

Me and my work

Trying to find a relation between what happens to tiny things, what happens to huge things and what hapens to fast things

My Typical Day

Well as a physicist most of my day is spent just thinking about stuff ;)

My typical day is filled with calculating stuff, writing up reports and papers, reading other physicists’ work and discussing physics with my colleagues, topped with some gymnastics 😉


What I'd do with the money

Create an interactive website to play with different physics problems

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Ambitious, energetic and fun

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Dean Martin

What's your favourite food?

hmm… I love all types of food, but if I have to pick I go for Italian.

What is the most fun thing you've done?


What did you want to be after you left school?

A Physicist for sure

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

Oh Yeah!

What was your favourite subject at school?

Science and Literature

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Attended a school in Princeton where I had plenty of fruitful discussions with other physicists and made lots of friends.

What or who inspired you to become a scientist?

I always wanted to be like Einstein.

If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?

A dancer or an artist

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

I wish to explore the universe when I (1) shrink to a tiny size, (2) blow up to a huge size, (3) move with a very high speed

Tell us a joke.

How many theoretical physicists specializing in general relativity does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to hold the bulb and one to rotate the universe.

Other stuff

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