Lukas Verburgt wins KNAW early career award
Dr. Lukas Verburgt, guest researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, has received an Early Career Award from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He received this award for his innovative research into changes in the way scientists and philosophers define the nature and boundaries of their fields. The award includes an artwork and a prize of 15,000 euros. The KNAW Early Career Awards have been running for three years. They are intended for researchers in the Netherlands at the start of their career who have made original and influential research contributions.
Lukas M. Verburgt (1989)
Fellow Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) and guest researcher with Prof. Dr. James McAllister at the Institute for Philosophy, Leiden University
Lukas Verburgt is a versatile expert in the field of the (knowledge) history of science and philosophy. His research focuses in particular on changes in the way scientists and philosophers define the nature and boundaries of their own field and what this says about how they envision its past and future. He is also interested in the role of the unknowable: what is seen as scientifically or philosophically unknowable and how does this relate to ideas about what constitutes good science or philosophy and about the mutual relationship between these disciplines?
The presentation of the KNAW Early Career Award will take place during a festive gathering in the KNAW Trippenhuis on 14 February 2022.