General information about NWO Physics Prizes

We would like to draw your attention to four special scientific NWO prizes that are open to various researchers in the field of physics. With these prizes, NWO aims to facilitate research and knowledge utilisation at different scientific levels. The prizes are always presented to the winners during Physics@Veldhoven in January.

NWO Physics Prizes in 2019

  • NWO Physics Thesis Award awarded to the best physics thesis.
  • NWO Physics Valorisation Prize encourages the utilisation of knowledge from physics research. The prize is awarded to a Dutch researcher (or research group) within the field of physics who has successfully managed to make the results from his or her own research useful for society.
  • NWO Physics Valorisation Chapter Prize encourages PhD students to devote a separate chapter in their thesis to the valorisation of their doctoral research. This prize underlines the importance that NWO attaches to valorisation and is aimed at encouraging PhD students to look out for possibilities to utilise knowledge from their research.
  • Minerva Prize is awarded to a female writer of the best physics publication in order to draw attention to the research of female physicists.

Deadline

The deadline for submitting nominations for the four NWO Physics Prizes 2019 is 1 May 2019.

More information

Information about the prizes can be found on the relevant pages. On this YouTube channel can be found recordings of the prize ceremonies of the past years.

Winners NWO Physics Prizes 2018, awarded by Margrethe Jonkman (Global Director Research & Development FrieslandCampina), during Physics@Veldhoven 2019. Credits: Bram SaeysWinners NWO Physics Prizes 2018, awarded by Margrethe Jonkman (Global Director Research & Development FrieslandCampina), during Physics@Veldhoven 2019. Credits: Bram Saeys