Spinoza Prize

The Spinoza Prize (Dutch: Spinozapremie) is an annual award of 2.5 million euro, to be spent on new research given by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.[1] The award is the highest scientific award in the Netherlands. It is named after the philosopher Baruch de Spinoza.

2017 Prize Ceremony
Spinoza Prize winners 2006: Jan Zaanen, Ben Scheres, Jozien Bensing and Carl Figdor. On the right is NWO-director Peter Nijkamp

The prize is awarded to researchers in the Netherlands who belong to the best in their field.[2] Academics can nominate each other and an international commission evaluates the submissions. It is sometimes referred to as the Dutch Nobel Prize.[2]

List of winnersEdit

The following persons have received the Spinoza Prize:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spinoza prize". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  2. ^ a b "Spinozaprijs voor statisticus en chemicus" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Spinoza Laureates". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
  4. ^ "NWO awards Spinoza Prizes to Wilhelm Huck, Lodi Nauta, Mihai Netea and Bart van Wees". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 10 June 2016.

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