VU Space Day

Future of Space


Ewine van Dishoeck

Ewine F. van Dishoeck is professor of molecular astrophysics at Leiden University.  Following her graduation from Leiden, she held positions at Harvard, Princeton and Caltech from 1984-1990. The research of her group is at the boundary of astronomy and chemistry.

She holds many national and international science policy functions, including scientific director of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) and president of the International Astronomical Union.  She has been fortunate to receive many awards, including the Dutch Spinoza award, the Dutch KNAW Professor Prize, the 2015 Einstein World Award for Science and the Kavli 2018 Astrophysics Prize. She is a Member of the Dutch, German and US National Academies of Sciences.