Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture

The Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture honours astronomers of outstanding scientific distinction.

2014

The 2014 Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture is awarded to

Prof. Rashid Sunyaev

for his outstanding career in theoretical and high-energy astrophysics, cosmology, X-ray astronomy and space research.


2013

The 2013 Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture is awarded to

Dr. Suzy Collin-Zahn

for her fundamental contributions to the understanding of Active Galactic Nuclei.


2012

The 2012 Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture is awarded to

Prof. Wolfgang Hillebrandt

for his fundamental contributions to the study of supernova explosions.


2011

The 2011 Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture is awarded to

Prof. George Miley

for his fundamental contributions to the study of radio galaxies.


2010

The Council of the European Astronomical Society (EAS) has the pleasure to announce the creation of a new award: the "Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture" and is delighted that

Prof. Lodewijk Woltjer

accepted to give the first "Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture" at the opening session of the EWASS 2010 on Monday, September 7, 2010, in Lisbon, Portugal.


Statutes

  1. The European Astronomical Society honours astronomers of outstanding scientific distinction by extending an invitation to give the Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture.
  2. The laureate receives a medal and a certificate.
  3. The selection of the Lodewijk Woltjer laureate is made by the Council of the EAS. This decision cannot be contested.
  4. The Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture is presented as part of a scientific meeting of the EAS, usually during the European Week of Astronomy & Space Science (EWASS).