On 26 October 2015, Paul Blom and Dago de Leeuw of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany will receive the Gilles Holst Medal for their research in the field of molecular electronics. Their work at the interface between physics and chemistry has led to the development of new materials and their application in such devices as OLED screens.
To mark the occasion, the Academy will organise a symposium on plastic electronics that will include a lecture by the laureates about the electronics of organic materials.
About the Gilles Holst Medal
The Academy’s Gilles Holst Medal is awarded every four years to outstanding Dutch scientists who work at the interface between physics and chemistry. One important secondary condition is that the laureate’s research must have contributed to a practical application.