NWO/Spinoza prize for economist, historian and two physicists

August 25, 2003

On the morning of Monday 25 August, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) announced which four researchers will receive the NWO/Spinoza prize for 2003. The prize is the biggest Dutch award in the sciences. Each researcher receives one-and-a half million euros to freely devote to his or her research. The researchers receive the prestigious prize for their outstanding, pioneering and inspiring scientific work.

The winners of the NWO/Spinoza prize 2003 are:

Prof. A.L. (Lans) Bovenberg, Tilburg University and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
According to the jury report, the first economist who can fill the gap left by Tinbergen.

Prof. C. (Cees) Dekker, Delft University of Technology.
Four of his thirteen articles in Science and Nature even made the front cover.

Prof. R.H. (Robbert) Dijkgraaf, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
The first laureate to have studied under a Spinoza winner ('t Hooft).

Prof. J.L. (Jan Luiten) van Zanden, Utrecht University and International Institute for Social History (IISG-KNAW) in Amsterdam.
From jury report: "has brought the entire economic history of the Netherlands to international prominence."

The NWO/Spinoza prize, also seen as the 'Dutch Nobel Prize', is awarded to Dutch researchers who rank among the world's top scientists. The laureates are internationally renowned and know how to inspire young researchers.

The awards are made on the basis of nominations from the principals of universities, the chairs of the departments of Literature and Physics of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the chair of the Netherlands Society of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Dutch National Network of Female Professors, the chair of the Social Sciences Council and the chairs of the NWO research councils.

This is the ninth occasion on which the Spinoza prizes have been awarded. The first awards were made in 1995. The official presentation of the money and the Spinoza statuette will take place at the start of 2004.

For further information please contact NWO, Department of Information and Communication, tel. 31-70-344-0713, e-mail voorlichting@nwo.nl. See also the enclosed jury reports.

On Monday 25 August at 11.00 a.m. the press release, jury reports, contact details of the winners and unofficial photos will be available at www.nwo.nl/spinozawinnaars. The official photos will follow a few hours later and can be used without permission.

All Spinoza winners can be found at www.nwo.nl/spinozawinnaars.
Information about the award and its procedures can be found at www.nwo.nl/spinoza.

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

Related Scientific Research Articles from Brightsurf:

Who's Tweeting about scientific research? And why?
Although Twitter is best known for its role in political and cultural discourse, it has also become an increasingly vital tool for scientific communication.

Weaving Indigenous knowledge with scientific research: a balanced approach
Insights from bicultural research can enhance practical applications from a palaeotsunami database to land-use decisions, according to a new review in Earth Surface Dynamics

Level of media coverage for scientific research linked to number of citations
An analysis of over 800 academic research papers on physical health and exercise suggests that the level of popular media coverage for a given paper is strongly linked to the attention it receives within the scientific community.

Spotting cutting-edge topics in scientific research using keyword analysis
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba conducted a quantitative keyword analysis of 30 million articles in the life sciences over a nearly fifty-year period (1970-2017) and found that 75% of total emerging keywords, at 1-year prior to becoming identified as emerging, co-appeared with other emerging keywords in the same article.

Calibration method improves scientific research performed with smartphone cameras
Although smartphones and other consumer cameras are increasingly used for scientific applications, it's difficult to compare and combine data from different devices.

AccessLab: New workshops to broaden access to scientific research
A team from the transdisciplinary laboratory FoAM Kernow and the British Science Association detail how to run an innovative approach to understanding evidence called AccessLab in a paper published on May 28 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology.

University of Idaho study finds scientific reproducibility does not equate to scientific truth
Reproducible scientific results are not always true and true scientific results are not always reproducible, according to a mathematical model produced by University of Idaho researchers.

Scientific research will help to understand the origin of life in the universe
Scientists from Samara University and several universities in the USA have proposed and experimentally confirmed new fundamental chemical mechanisms for the synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

New research helps to inform the design of scientific advisory committees
At a time of 'fake news' and a growing mistrust of scientific experts, researchers at York University's Global Strategy Lab have produced new research to help inform the design of scientific advisory committees and help maximize the application of high-quality scientific research towards future policy and program decisions.

Jumping to scientific conclusions challenges biomedical research
Improving experimental design and statistical analyses alone will not solve the reproducibility crisis in science, argues Ray Dingledine in a societal impact article published in eNeuro.

Read More: Scientific Research News and Scientific Research Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.