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Leiden Spinoza Prize Laureates

Of the 77 Spinoza Prizes that have been awarded since 1995, 19 have gone to researchers from Leiden University. The NWO Spinoza Prize is the highest Dutch award in science.

NWO awards the prize to Dutch researchers who rank among the absolute top of science. NWO awards the Spinoza Prizes each year to researchers working in the Netherlands and who according to international standards belong to the absolute top of science. The Spinoza Laureates perform outstanding and ground-breaking research, which has a large impact. They inspire young researchers. They receive 2.5 million euro each for scientific research.

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2004

  • Prof. M.H. (Rien) van IJzendoorn, Child and Family Studies

2002

  • Prof. E.A.J.M. (Els) Goulmy, Professor of Transplantation Biology (LUMC)
  • Prof. F.R. (Frits) Rosendaal, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology (LUMC)

2000

  • Prof. E. F. (Ewine) van Dishoeck, Professor of Molecular Astrophysics

1999

  • Prof. C.W.J. (Carlo) Beenakker, Professor of Theoretical Physics

1998

  • Prof. H.W. (Hendrik) Lenstra, Professor of Fundamental and Applied Maths
  • Prof. P.C. (Pieter) Muysken, Professor of Linguistics

1997

  • Prof. F.H.H. (Frits) Kortlandt, Professor of Lingusitics

1995

  • Prof. F.P. (Frits) van Oostrom, Professor of Dutch Literature