On Tuesday 9 September, migratory bird ecologist Theunis Piersma of the University of Groningen received his NWO Spinoza Prize from Secretary of State Sander Dekker.
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander attended the ceremony for the most prestigious academic award in the Netherlands. The NWO Spinoza Prize is EUR 2.5 million.
In the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague the Laureates presented their research and what they plan to do with the prize.
M1 grants have an amount of around EUR 360,000 and are intended for realizing curiosity-driven, fundamental research of high quality and / or scientific urgency.
Eleven partners from three countries (The Netherlands, Spain, and Cyprus) and the European Science Engagement Association have developed teaching modules on biodiversity, water management, and bird migration.
Last week, Ben Feringa and Anouk Lubbe presented the first copy of their book Alledaagse Moleculen (Everyday Molecules) to minister Robbert Dijkgraaf. The richly illustrated book offers an accessible overview of 180 substances in our daily lives....
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