About
H. C. (Hylke) DonkerPhD candidate at Radboud University, Nijmegen (RU) in the Netherlands;
Interests: Statistical physics, spin chains, and foundations of quantum theory;
Research group:  Theory of Condensed Matter (TCM) 

Room number:  HG 03.067 
Telephone number:  (024) 36 52906 
Email address:  h.donker at science.ru.nl 
C.V.
PhD Physics Research project: Foundations of quantum theory (TCM) 
Radboud University [Nijmegen]  2014  ... 
MSc (Theoretical) Physics [cum laude] Research project: Eventbased simulations (Comp. Phys.) 
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen [Groningen]  2012  2014 
BSc Chemical Engineering Research project: Cavitation erosion (MCS) 
University of Twente [Enschede]  2008  2012 
VWO NT+NG  Pantarijn [Wageningen]  2003  2008 
Awards
Capgemini Open Source Award [Jury price] (2008)Award obtained for developing an open source (Linux) gaming distribution platform. The project, Starez, was developed in collaboration with Sjors Gielen.
Manuscripts and theses
H. C. Donker, H. De Raedt and M. I. Katsnelson Decoherence and pointer states in small antiferromagnets: A benchmark test submitted 
arXiv:1612.03099 
H. C. Donker, H. De Raedt and M. I. Katsnelson Decoherence wave in magnetic systems and creation of Néel antiferromagnetic state by measurement Phys. Rev. B 93, 1844261 – 1844269 (2016) 
arXiv:1602.04703 
H. C. Donker , M. I. Katsnelson, H. De Raedt, and K. Michielsen Logical inference approach to relativistic quantum mechanics: derivation of the KleinGordon equation Ann. Phys. (NY) 372, 74–82 (2016) 
j.aop.2016.04.018 (open access) 
H. De Raedt, M.I. Katsnelson, H. C. Donker, and K. Michielsen Quantum theory as a description of robust experiments: Application to SternGerlach and EinsteinPodolskyRosenBohm experiments Proc. SPIE 8832, 9570021 – 95700214 (2015) 
arXiv:1506.03373 
H. De Raedt, M. I. Katsnelson, H. C. Donker, and K. Michielsen Quantum theory as a description of robust experiments: derivation of the Pauli equation Ann. Phys. (NY) 359, 166–186 (2015) 
arXiv:1504.04944 
H. C. Donker, H. De Raedt, and K. Michielsen, Eventbyevent simulation of a quantum delayedchoice experiment Comp. Phys. Comm. 185, 3109–3118 (2014) 
arXiv:1408.5593 
H. C. Donker Eventbased simulations of single photon experiments Master thesis (2014) 

H. C. Donker On the mechanism of acoustically induced cavitation erosion of brittle materials. Bachelor thesis (2011) 
Eventbased simulations
Using the eventbased approach one can simulate single photon or neutron experiments by causally connecting components which mimick the experimental setup. The eventbased approach combines classical electrodynamics with the concept of single indivisble entities (i.e. particles), without the need to invoke quantum theory. More information can be found at: http://rugth30.phys.rug.nl/dlm/During my master research project I have developed Python code to simulate a quantumdelayed choice experiment using the eventbased approach (arXiv:1408.5593). The program code for the individual components is written such that new experiments are readily constructed by virtue of the components being reusable and object oriented. The Python code for the components and the experiment itself is freely available:
Download Python code