Winners Spinoza and Stevin Prizes 2020 announced


22 Jun 2020

Winners Spinoza and Stevin Prizes 2020 announced

Six researchers will receive the highest awards in science. Professor Nynke Dekker, professor Jan van Hest, professor Pauline Kleingeld and professor Sjaak Neefjes will be awarded the Spinoza Prize. Professor Linda Steg and professor Ton Schumacher receive the Stevin Prize. Each laureate will receive 2.5 million euros, which they can spend on scientific research and activities related to knowledge utilisation.

The researchers are receiving the prize for their outstanding, pioneering and inspiring work. The key focus of both prizes is the quality of the researcher: whereas the Spinoza Prize emphasises the scientific work and fundamental questions, the Stevin Prize primarily honours the societal impact. [source: NWO.nl]

The LNVH would like to congratulate all researchers with this great distinction.