Stephanie Wehner wins Ammodo Science Award

News - 29 January 2019 - Webredactie

Stephanie Wehner (QuTech/EEMCS) is one of the eight winners of the Ammodo Science Awards 2019. Ammodo announced this today. The laureates each receive a sum of 300,000 euros. They can use this money in the coming years to explore new avenues in fundamental scientific research.

Wehner (41) is working on a fundamental challenge: how to create entanglement over long distances, in order to then make a quantum network possible. Particle entanglement is a central concept in quantum mechanics, which makes safe communication and superfast coordination possible. She now wants to realize this in the planned quantum network around Delft.

More information about the laureates and their research can be found at:

About the Ammodo Science Award

The Ammodo Science Award is designed to stimulate highly talented researchers at a crucial, advanced stage of their scientific careers. With the Award, Ammodo wants to strengthen untied scientific research in the Netherlands across the board. Every two years, eight Ammodo Science Awards are presented to internationally recognised researchers in four scientific fields: Biomedical Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. The laureates must be affiliated with a university or research institute in the Netherlands and must have obtained their PhDs no more than fifteen years ago. The presentation of the biennial Ammodo Science Award is an initiative of the Ammodo Foundation. The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) is responsible for the nomination and selection process.

About Ammodo

Ammodo supports art and science. Together with renowned partners, Ammodo initiates, develops and supports groundbreaking projects within the visual arts, performing arts and fundamental science. By offering excellent artists and scientists space for deepening and contributing to the visibility of their work, Ammodo stimulates the development of art and science.

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