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NWO Spinoza Prizes 2014 announced
Date:6/6/2014

Experimental physicist Dirk Bouwmeester, archaeologist Corinne Hofman, environmental technologist Mark van Loosdrecht and migratory bird ecologist Theunis Piersma have received the NWO Spinoza Prize 2014 from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. This was announced today by Jos Engelen, chair of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The NWO Spinoza Prize is the highest award in Dutch science. This autumn each of the laureates will receive 2.5 million euros to spend on scientific research.

An NWO Spinoza Prize is an accolade and a boost for further research. 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.

Scientists can be nominated for the NWO Spinoza Prize. An international committee selects the best researchers on the basis of internationally recognised quality, the ability to attract and inspire young researchers, and knowledge utilisation and transfer. The NWO Spinoza Prize was first awarded in 1995. This year NWO is awarding the NWO Spinoza Prize for the twentieth time. Including these new laureates, the Netherlands now has 73 Spinoza laureates.

The laureates

Professor D. (Dirk) Bouwmeester (1967) is Professor of Physics at Leiden University and is also a professor at the University of Santa Barbara in California. As an experimental physicist, Bouwmeester studies and tests the boundaries of the quantum mechanical world and the 'classical' world and investigates whether there is actually a boundary between the two. And if there is, what characterises that boundary. The laws of quantum mechanics only appear to apply to the very smallest particles such as photons, electrons, atoms and molecules. For all larger objects, the classical laws of physics apply. Bouwmeester tests whether he can nevertheless bring larger objects into a quantum mechanical state: where
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Contact: Margot Custers
m.custers@nwo.nl
31-070-344-0741
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
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