Gilles Holst Medal

The Gilles Holst Fund medal is awarded in the field of applied chemistry and physics.

Every four years, the Gilles Holst Fund awards a medal to a Dutch scientist who preferably works at the interface between physics and chemistry. The award was established in 1939 to mark the 25th anniversary at NV Philips of physicist and Academy member Prof. Gilles Holst (1886-1968).

The laureate receives a medal engraved with the image of Gilles Holst. The award ceremony will take place during a symposium focusing on the laureate’s research interest.


Applied physics and chemistry

Who is it for?

An outstanding Dutch researcher who works in applied physics or chemistry, preferably at the interface between the two sciences. One important secondary condition is that his or her research has contributed to a practical application.

Nomination and award

The Academy’s Chemistry Section is responsible for selecting the laureate and presenting the award. The next symposium and award ceremony will take place in 2019.