Laureates

Descartes-Huygens Prize

The French and Dutch governments established the Descartes-Huygens Prize in 1995 to draw the attention of the public and researchers to Franco-Dutch relations in science and scholarship. The prize is awarded on a rotating basis to researchers in the humanities and social sciences, the natural sciences, and the life sciences. By agreement, the Netherlands selects the French candidate for the prize, and France selects the Dutch candidate.

2016

Olivier l’Haridon, France

2016

Louis Sicking, the Netherlands

2015

Benoit Viollet, France

2015

Joost Gribnau, the Netherlands

2014

Ludwik Leibler, France 

2014

Willem Vos, the Netherlands 

2013

Caroline van Eck, the Netherlands 

2013

Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson, France 

2012

Harry Heijnen, the Netherlands 

2012

Graça Raposo, France 

2011

Ieke Moerdijk, the Netherlands 

2011

François Hammer, France 

2010

François Héran, France 

2010

Willem Frijhoff, the Netherlands 

2009

A. Wilde, the Netherlands 

2009

M. Humbert, France 

2008

P. Braunstein, France 

2008

S.J.G. Vandoren, the Netherlands 

2007

W. den Boer, the Netherlands 

2007

C. Secretan, France 

2006

A.J.R. Heck, the Netherlands 

2006

H. Vaudry, France 

2005

A.J. Faber, the Netherlands 

2004

J.A.H. Bots, the Netherlands 

2004

M.P. Pileni, France 

2003

H. Demirdache, France 

2002

I. Olivieri, France 

2002

H.A.J. Struijker Boudier, the Netherlands 

2001

P.T. de Zeeuw, the Netherlands 

2001

B. Meunier, France 

2000

T.H.M. Verbeek, the Netherlands 

2000

V. Guiraudon, France

1999

J.H.J. Hoeijmakers, the Netherlands 

1999

Ph.F. Devaux, France 

1998

W. van Saarloos, the Netherlands 

1998

Ph. Sautet, France 

1997

O. Weijers, the Netherlands 

1997

R. Muchembled, France 

1996

H. Pannekoek, the Netherlands 

1996

D. Escande, France

1995

M. Devoret, France 

1995

J.T.M. Walraven, the Netherlands