Ute Ebert has been invited to become a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen) in Haarlem, the oldest academic society in the Netherlands. Established in 1752, the society aims at promoting science by awarding prizes and stipendia. Nowadays, it aspires to bridge the gap between science and society.
Ute Ebert is leader of the Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems (MAS3) research group and part-time professor at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. She is well-known for her theoretical research on the formation of lightning and sparks.