A UC Santa Barbara professor has been honored with one of Europe’s top science awards, which includes a huge cash grant to help their researcher.
Physics Professor Dirk Bouwmeester is one of four winners of the 2014 Spinoza Prize, from the Netherlands Organisation For Scientific Research. The honor comes with a 2.5 million euro award, which is around $3.4 million dollars. The professor says he’s shocked by word he won’t the prize, because he didn’t even know he’d been nominated.
Bouwmeester is also a professor at a university in the Netherlands. He’ll travel there in September where he will officially receive the award.