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Distinguished Lorentz Fellows

The Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship (DLF) of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) is awarded annually to a leading researcher to work on cutting-edge research at the interface between the humanities and social sciences on the one hand and the natural and technological sciences on the other. Distinguished Lorentz Fellows are nominated by prominent figures from within the Dutch academic community.

Professor Iris Sommer - 2021

Iris Sommer

Iris Sommer has been appointed as Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship in 2021. This appointment allows Sommer to dedicate five months to her research on a nearly full-time basis in 2022, together with a multidisciplinary team. Her research focuses on the online monitoring of the mental health of psychiatric patients by means of automatic speech analysis. Read more...

Professor Franjo Weissing - 2016

Franjo Weissing

UG Professor in Theoretical Biology Franjo Weissing was appointed the Distinguished Lorentz Fellow of the year 2017/18. As such, he was in residence at the NIAS in Amsterdam for half a year to work on a project that connects the social and natural sciences. Weissing focused on cultural evolution. Read more...

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