Hall of Fame 2012

Prizes, grants, subsidies and honours of all kinds for Leiden University. A selection of the prizewinners from 2012 gives an impression of the impact of Leiden University.


Teaching

Isabelle van de Calseyde

Isabelle van de Calseyde

Leiden Student Council (LSr) Prize for Isabelle van de Calseyde
Isabelle van de Calseyde, lecturer in Economic and Legal French, received the Leiden Student Council (LSr) teaching prize at the Dies celebration. According to the students: 'She involves all her students in her lectures, gives them the opportunity to work independently and encourages and inspires them. She employs diverse teaching methods, including excursions to France, to see that her students are well prepared for the practical world in which they will find themselves once they have graduated.' 

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Students

Master's student Júlia Tóth-Czifra wins Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize 2012
Master's student Júlia Tóth-Czifra (Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest) has been awarded the prestigious Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus Students 2012. She carried out a significant part of her first-year master's programme at Leiden University.
Master's student Júlia Tóth-Czifra wins Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize 2012

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European Grants

Prof. Corinne Hofman

Prof. Corinne Hofman

EUR 15 million for excellent archaeological research into the colonisation of the Americas
Corinne Hofman (Professor in Caribbean Archaeology) has been awarded 15 million euro by the EU for her archaeological research on the colonisation of the Americas. She will lead the ‘NEXUS 1492’ project together with colleagues Davies (VU), Brandes (Konstanz) and Willems (Leiden).
EUR 15 million for excellent archaeological research into the colonisation of the Americas

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Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Xander Tielens

Xander Tielens

Spinoza prize for Leiden astronomer Xander Tielens
Leiden astronomer Xander Tielens has been awarded a Spinoza prize, the highest scientific prize in the Netherlands. Tielens is Professor in the Physics and Chemistry of Interstellar Space. He studies large and complex, often organic, molecules found in interstellar space. The Spinoza prize carries a cash award of 2.5 million euro.


Mosaic subsidy for PhD research
Leiden PhD candidates Arlinda Rrustemi and Shardul Paricharak have been awarded a Mosaic subsidy by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The winners - talented young scientists from ethnic minority backgrounds - will each receive € 200,000 to carry out PhD research over a period of four years.
Mosaic subsidy for PhD research

Rubicon, Veni, Vidi and Vici grants


Millions for Leiden physicists and education specialists in Gravitation programme
Leiden physicists and education specialists are involved in three national partnerships that are to receive millions in research funding from the Ministry of Education for a ten-year research programme. These are part of the Gravitation subdsidies for leading national consortia. In total, six projects have been selected that will together receive 167 million euro. 
Millions for Leiden physicists and education specialists in Gravitation programme

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More Research awards and subsidy

Anton Akhmerov

Anton Akhmerov

Anton Akhmerov wins FOM Physics PhD Prize 2012
The winner of the FOM (Fundamental Material Research in Physics) PhD prize 2012 is theoretical physicist Dr Anton Akhmerov. He carried out his PhD research under the supervision of Professor Carlo Beenakker and defended his PhD thesis cum laude in May 2011 at Leiden University.
Anton Akhmerov wins FOM Physics PhD Prize 2012


Special awards

iSPEX team wins 2012 Academic Year Prize
The iSPEX team ‘Measuring particulates with your smartphone’ in which Leiden University is a participant, has won the 2012 Academic Year Prize. The team beat their two competitors, both from Groningen, at the finale on 25 October in Leiden's Concert Hall.
iSPEX team wins 2012 Academic Year Prize

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Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW)

Prof. Ewine van Dishoeck

Prof. Ewine van Dishoeck

Ewine van Dishoeck appointed Academy Professor
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) has awarded an Academy Professorship to Ewine van Dishoeck, Professor of Molecular Astrophysics at Leiden University.
Ewine van Dishoeck appointed Academy Professor

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Four new Leiden members of KNAW


Honorary Doctorates

Honorary Doctorates at Leiden for Arabists Patricia Crone & Michael Cook and for translator Rien Verhoef
Translator of English-language literature Rien Verhoef is to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Leiden University. Arabists cum historians Patricia Crone and Michael Cook will also be awarded an Honorary Doctorate. The doctorates will be conferred on 8 February 2013 on the 438th anniversary of the founding of the University
Honorary Doctorates at Leiden for Arabists Patricia Crone & Michael Cook and for translator Rien Verhoef

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Honorary doctorate from Uppsala University for Prof. Rob Verpoorte


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Last Modified: 25-01-2013