Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand Ducal 2020

In cooperation with the FNR and several private sponsors, the ‘Section des Sciences Naturelles, physiques et mathématiques de l’Institut Grand-ducal’ is now accepting applications for the 2020 Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand Ducal, this year being awarded in the domain of physics. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, 31 March 2020.

Since 2010, the Institut Grand Ducal has awarded each year a researcher (m/f) for either their complete work or an exceptional discovery. To be eligible for the award, the researcher must be a Luxembourgian national or a researcher working or having worked in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. The prize is currently endowed with 5000 EUR and will be awarded during an academic session 14 November.

How to apply

All applications, year by year, must be submitted each year by 31 March latest, by postal and electronic mail (Professor Pierre SECK, Président de la Section des Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal, 13, rue Tony Neuman L-2241 Luxembourg (pierre.seck@uni.lu).

The application must contain an application letter, a complete curriculum vitae of the candidate as well as a document describing the work and the results that are to be considered by the jury. The regulation of the Grands Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal can be viewed on the web pages of the Section (www.igdss.lu).

The 2010 prize was a prize for physics and is called after its sponsor “Prix Paul WURTH”. The 2011 prize was a prize for mathematics and is called, after its sponsor, “Prix de la Bourse de Luxembourg”. The 2012 prize was a prize for geology and is called, after its sponsor, “Prix FEIDT”. The 2013 prize was a prize for biology and is called after its sponsor, “Prix CACTUS”. The 2014 prize was a prize for chemistry and is called, after its sponsor, “Prix Paul METZ”. From 2020 onwards, the same cycle of awards restarted with the third edition of the prize for physics, the “Prix Paul WURTH”.

For more information, visit the Institut Grand Ducal website

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