Franco-Dutch Descartes-Huygens Prize

René Descartes et Christian Huygens virtuellement réunis

Created in 1995 at the Hague by the French and Dutch governments, this prize is alternately allocated in the fields of science of matter, life sciences and human and social science. Awarded under the auspices of the Académie des Sciences and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, it rewards every year two researchers of international level, one being French and the other Dutch, both actively contributing to bilateral scientific cooperation. Amounting to €46,000 (€23,000 for each party), this prize is especially intended to fund the laureate’s stay as an invited researcher in the other country.

With its 2015 edition, the Descartes-Huygens Prize celebrates 20 years.
See the list of the 1995-2016 Laureates



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