The Huibregtsen Prize is granted for the best scientific research in the Netherlands that is remarkably innovative and has a valuable social impact. Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, will award the prize – € 25,000 and a bronze sculpture.
The jury selected seven nominees. On the research of CWI’s Scientific Computing group the jury said: “The group is developing new, universal computational algorithms based on advanced models of reality. (...) Building 3D images from medical scans a hundred times faster is a spectacular improvement. Imaging a nanoparticle in 3D using advanced image reconstruction algorithms is innovative and very clever.”
Members of the jury are: Hans Clevers (KNAW, chairman), Dorret Boomsma (VU), Dirk van Delft (Boerhaave Museum), Vincent Icke (UL), Paul Schnabel (formerly SCP), Aart van der Want (formerly Teleac) and Roderick Hageman (Verstegen & Stigter cultural projects). Other nominees are Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University), Jenny Dankelman (TU Delft), Ron Fouchier (Erasmus MC), Albert Polman (AMOLF), Alan Rowan (RUN) and Peter Sterk (NKI-AVL).
Image: Gold nanoparticle in 3D, created by using the group's advanced image reconstruction algorithms