Oeuvre prize for Ed van den Heuvel, research money for Katharine Mulrey

Astronomer Ed van den Heuvel (Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam) receives the Langerhuizen Oeuvre Prize. Astrophysicist Katharine Mulrey (Radboud University) gets the Langerhuizen Bate for her research on detecting cosmic rays using LOFAR. This was announced by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen. Van den Heuvel and Mulrey each receive 25,000 euros.

Ed van den Heuvel (left) and Katharine Mulrey (right).
Ed van den Heuvel (left) and Katharine Mulrey (right).

Ed van den Heuvel is well-known for his research on the formation and evolution of binary stars that contain neutron stars and black holes: X-ray binaries, binary radio pulsars and gravitational-wave sources. He also contributed to our understanding of gamma ray bursts.

Katharine Mulrey is assistant professor of astrophysics at Radboud University in Nijmegen. She studies cosmic rays and neutrinos. One of the ways she does this is with the LOFAR radio telescopes. Mulrey also designs new instruments to capture the cosmic rays.

Pieter Langerhuizen Lambertuszoon
The oeuvre prize and the bate are named after Pieter Langerhuizen Lambertuszoon. He was a former mayor of Huizen and Bussum and a director of the Hollandsche Maatschappij. Upon his death in 1918, Langerhuizen Lambertuszoon left a legate to the Hollandsche Maatschappij to promote the study of natural sciences. The award ceremony will be on July 6, 2023, in Haarlem.

Source: Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen