Spinoza Prize

Spinoza Prize

The NWO Spinoza Prize is the highest Dutch award in science. NWO awards the prize to Dutch researchers who rank among the absolute top of science. NWO awards the NWO Spinoza Prizes each year to researchers working in the Netherlands and who according to international standards belong to the absolute top of science. The Spinoza Laureates perform outstanding and ground-breaking research, which has a large impact. They inspire young researchers. They receive 2.5 million euro each for scientific research.

Spinoza Prize Laureates 2015

NWO chairman Jos Engelen will announce the 2015 Spinoza laureates on Friday, 12 June 2015 at 16:00. The announcement marks the end of the event Bessensap in New Babylon in The Hague.

On 14 September 2015 the festive ceremony of the NWO Spinoza prizes will take place in the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague. The laureates will present their research plans for the premium.

Spinoza Prize Laureates 2014

Experimental physicist Dirk Bouwmeester, archaeologist Corinne Hofman, environmental technologist Mark van Loosdrecht and migratory bird ecologist Theunis Piersma presented their plans for their NWO Spinoza Prize: 2.5 million euros each for scientific research. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was present at the award ceremony.

Professor D. (Dirk) Bouwmeester (1967) is Professor of Physics at Leiden University and is also a professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara

Professor C.L. (Corinne) Hofman (1959) is Professor of Caribbean Archaeology at Leiden University

Professor M.C.M. (Mark) van Loosdrecht (1959) is Professor of Environmental Technology at Delft University of Technology

Professor T. (Theunis) Piersma (1958) is Professor of Global Flyway Ecology at the University of Groningen and is Wadden Sea biologist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)

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