Descartes-Huygens Prize Ceremony

5 February 2019 from 16:00 to 18:00 hrs
KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
020 551 0767
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During this festive event French art conservation researcher Marine Cotte and literary scholar Katell Lavéant received the 2018 Descartes-Huygens Prize.

Marine Cotte, researcher at the French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), is currently seconded at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, where she develops new technologies to examine works of art and archaeological objects. Her research is of great value to society, as it is fundamental to managing and protecting important examples of cultural heritage. 

Katell Lavéant is an associate professor of French language and culture at Utrecht University. She specialises in the late medieval and Renaissance period. As a project coordinator, she studies late medieval and early modern literary and festive culture in France and the Low Countries. Her aim is to develop new research methods for studying collections of early printed books. 

About the Descartes-Huygens Prize

The annual Descartes-Huygens Prize was established by the French and Dutch governments in 1995 to recognise researchers for their outstanding work and their contribution to Franco-Dutch relations. An Academy jury selects the French laureate. The Dutch candidate is selected by the Académie des Sciences. The prize money (€ 23,000) is intended to cover the cost of their research residence in the Netherlands and France respectively.