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Patti Valkenburg master of ceremony at Spinoza award celebration

03 October 2019

On Wednesday 2 October the award ceremony for the yearly Spinoza and Stevin prizes took place at the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague. The minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, was present to hand out the awards to the four Spinoza and two Stevin laureates. As a former Spinoza laureate, Patti Valkenburg was invited by NWO, the Dutch National Science Foundation, to act as master of ceremony at the celebration.

Below, a picture of Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (left), Professor Mirjam van Praag (President VU University), and Patti Valkenburg.

More information on the Spinoza and Stevin prizes and the 6 laureates, can be found on the website of NWO: 

Minister of Education, Culture and Education, Ingrid van Engelshoven, President of VU Amsterdam, Mirjam van Praag and "toast master" Patti Valkenburg