Casimir alumni Bas Hensen and Chris Smiet nominated for the Christiaan Huygens Science Award 2019


The jury of the Christiaan Huygens Prize 2019 nominated dr. Bas Hensen (for his PhD thesis 'Quantum Nonlocality with Spins in Diamond'), dr. Christopher Smiet (for his PhD thesis 'Knots in plasma') and dr. Xiaojue Zhu (for his PhD thesis 'Taylor-Couette and Rayleigh-Bérnard turbulence: the role of the boundaries'). Both Bas and Chris are Casimir alumni, as they did their PhD projects at Kavli Delft (Bas) and LION Leiden (Chris).

The Christiaan Huygens Science Award encourages innovative research in the disciplines in which Christiaan Huygens excelled. The award is presented in a different discipline each year: Mathematics (in particular actuarial studies and econometrics), Physics, or Space Sciences.

The award was established in 1998 and is presented annually to a researcher whose doctoral dissertation has made an innovative contribution to a specified discipline.

The winner receives a certificate, a bronze statuette of Christiaan Huygens, and a tax-free monetary award of EUR 10,000. The award is funded by the Christiaan Huygens Science Award Foundation and various enterprises and institutions that have an affinity for the specific discipline concerned.

The Christiaan Huygens Science Award will be presented on 7 October 2019. For more information, see: https://christiaanhuygensprijs.nl/