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Awards and Honours

Awards, grants and honours received by members of the Department of Astrophysics:

Year Department Member Honour or award
2002 Paul Groot NWO-VIDI grant
2002 Paul Groot EU-Descartes Prize (Gamma-Ray Bursts)
2003 Conny Aerts 26th Prix Paul& Marie Stroobants, Academie Royale Belgique
2004 Gijs Nelemans NWO-VENI grant
2005 Heino Falcke Academy Prize from the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
2005 Else van den Besselaar RU Frye Stipendium
2006 Heino Falcke Miller Visiting Professorship, UC Berkeley
2006 Gijs Roelofs NWO Rubicon grant
2006 Floris Hammer Huygens Talent grant
2006 Søren Larsen NWO-VIDI grant
2008 Gijs Nelemans NWO-VIDI grant
2008 Heino Falcke ERC Advanced Grant
2008 Conny Aerts ERC Advanced Grant
2008 Haili Hu RU Frye Stipendium
2009 Paul Groot Member KNAW Young Academy
2009 Jan Kuijpers Decorated Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion
2009 Haili Hu NWO Rubicon grant
2009 Clancy James NWO Rubicon grant
2009 Marijke Haverkorn NWO-VIDI grant
2009 Haili Hu Cum Laude distinction PhD award
2010 Conny Aerts Honorary Fellow of the RAS
2011 Marijke Haverkorn Joliot-Curie Fellowship
2011 Heino Falcke NWO Spinoza Prize
2011 Gijs Nelemans Professorship KU Leuven
2011 Evert Glebbeek NWO-VENI grant
2011 Silvia Toonen RU Frye Stipendium
2011 Conny Aerts Member Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium
2012 Conny Aerts Francqui Prize 2012
2012 Elmar Körding NWO-VIDI grant
2013 Marijke Haverkorn Member KNAW Young Academy
2013 Harry Balster Radboud University Medal
2013 Heino Falcke Member Academia Europaea
2013 Marianne Heida RU Frye Stipendium
2013 Heino Falcke ERC Synergy Grant
2014 Heino Falcke Member KNAW
2014 Stijn Buitink ERC Starting Grant
2014 Anna Nelles Cum Laude distinction PhD award
2014 Sjoert van Velzen Hubble Fellowship
2015 Peter Jonker ERC Consolidator Grant
2015 Conny Aerts ERC Advanced Grant
2015 Thomas Kupfer ZTF Fellowship
2015 Payaswini Saikia RU Frye Stipendium
2015 Heino Falcke RU Hermesdorfprijs
2016 Samaya Nissanke NWO Top grant
2016 Heino Falcke Member Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen
2016 Gijs Nelemans NWO-VICI grant
2016 Samaya Nissanke NWO-VIDI grant
2016 RU GW group (incl. Nelemans, Nissanke, Bloemen, Groot) Special Breakthrough prize in Physics
2016 RU GW group (incl. Nelemans, Nissanke, Bloemen, Groot) Gruber Prize in Cosmology
2017 Paul Groot Member Koninklijke Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen

PhD awards

Year PhD student Supervisor(s) Current position
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2005 Pui-Kei Fung prof. J. Kuijpers (at UU) Medicore, NL
2006 Joachim Moortgat prof. J. Kuijpers Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, USA
2006 Roy Smits prof. J. Kuijpers Astron, NL
2007 Gijs Roelofs prof. P.J. Groot & dr. G. Nelemans Economic Policy Advisor, Ministry of Social Affairs, NL
2007 Else van den Besselaar prof. P.J. Groot & dr. T. Augusteijn & dr. Morales-Rueda KNMI, NL
2008 Andreas Nigl prof. J. Kuijpers & prof. H. Falcke Pilot @ Eurowings
2008 Sven Lafebre prof. J. Kuijpers & prof. H. Falcke UMC St. Radboud, NL
2009 Stijn Buitink prof. H. Falcke & prof. J. Kuijpers Assistant Professor, VUB, B
2009 Haili Hu prof. C. Aerts & dr. G. Nelemans SRON Utrecht
2009 Richard Hijmering prof.dr. P.J. Groot, dr. D. Martin, dr. P. Verhoeve SRON Utrecht
2011 Andreas Obermeier prof.dr. S. de Jong, prof.dr. D. Müller, dr. J. Hörandel RWTH Aachen, D
2012 Satyendra Thoudam prof.dr. H. Falcke, dr. J. Hörandel RU Nijmegen, NL
2013 Ciro Pinto prof.dr. F. Verbunt, dr. J. Kaastra (SRON) Cambridge University, UK
2013 Lennart van Haaften prof.dr. G. Nelemans, prof.dr. P.J. Groot, dr. R. Voss Texas Tech, USA
2013 Kars Verbeek prof.dr. P.J. Groot Physics Teacher, Kandinsky College, Nijmegen
2013 Silvia Toonen prof.dr. G. Nelemans, prof.dr. P.J. Groot Leiden Observatory, NL
2013 Mikkel Nielsen prof.dr. G. Nelemans, prof.dr. C. Dominik MPA Garching, D
2013 Joke Claeys prof.dr. F. Verbunt, dr. O. Pols Senior Consultant, Brussels, B
2014 Oliwia Madei prof.dr. F. Verbunt, dr. P. Jonker Consultant
2014 Sjoert van Velzen prof.dr. H. Falcke, dr. E. Körding Hubble Fellow, JHU, USA
2014 Anna Nelles Prof.dr. S. de Jong, dr. J. Hörandel Postdoc UC Irvine, USA
2014 Sweta Shah Prof.dr. G. Nelemans, dr. M. van der Sluys Project Manager, KNMI, NL
2014 Carlo Abate Prof.dr. F. Verbunt, dr. O. Pols Postdoc, Bonn University, D
2015 Thomas Kupfer Prof.dr. P.J. Groot ZTF Fellow, Caltech, USA
2015 Sander ter Veen Prof.dr. H. Falcke Observatory Scientist LOFAR, Astron, NL
2015 Sarka Wykes Prof.dr. P.J. Groot, dr. J. Hörandel Postdoc Manitoba, CA
2015 Marianne Heida Prof.dr. G. Nelemans, dr. P.Jonker, dr. M. Torres Postdoc Caltech, USA
2015 Pim Schellart Prof.dr. H. Falcke Postdoc Princeton, USA
2016 Johannes Schulz Prof.dr. H. Falcke, Dr. J. Hörandel Industry, DE
2016 Sally Macfarlane Prof.dr. P.J. Groot, Prof.dr. P.A. Woudt, Dr. G. Ramsay SANPARKS, ZA
2016 Deanne Coppejans Prof.dr. P.J. Groot, Dr. E. Körding, Prof.dr. P.A. Woudt Northwestern Univ, USA
2016 Serena Repetto Prof.dr. G. Nelemans, Dr. P.G. Jonker Technion Univ., Israel
2017 Rocco Coppejans Prof.dr. H. Falcke Northwestern University, USA