IANAS Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize

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This prize takes the name of Anneke Levelt-Sengers, a distinguished Physicist and Member of the US-National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of her pioneering and inspiring work in front of the IANAS Women for Science Program (2010-2016) which aims to recognize the effort and talent of young scientists in the Americas. 

Following the IANAS Call, and after a rigorous internal procedure, the Academies of Sciences from Bolivia, The Caribbean (CAS), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Uruguay sent their nominees.

The Selection Committee is formed by scientists appointed by the Academies not participating in the call and it has the difficult task to select one single winner. In 2012 Clarimar Camacho from Venezuela was the first awardee; in 2015 Lianet Manzonte from Cuba was the second recipient of this Prize and we are looking forward to announcing the winner for the 2018 IANAS-TWAS ROLAC Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize in February 2019.

This section is proud to present the Winners as well as the Participants of the IANAS Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize. 

Who is Anneke Levelt Sengers?

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Johanna (Anneke) Maria Henrica Levelt was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on March 4, 1929.  Her father, Willem Levelt, was a Ph.D. Chemist; her mother, Josephine Berger, had a Master’s degree in physics; an emphasis on education and science was clearly part of the family culture.  However, Anneke was the oldest of the family’s ten children, and some family members and friends expected her to stay home after finishing high school and take care of her younger siblings.  But Anneke had more ambitious plans!  She applied for and received an interest-free government loan and enrolled at the University of Amsterdam, home of Nobel Laureates Van der Waals and Zeeman. Her parents supported her choice.

She received her Candidaats (B.Sc.) degree in Physics and Chemistry (1950) and Doctoraal (M.Sc. Equivalent) degree in Physics (1954) from the University of Amsterdam.  For her doctoral dissertation, she worked under the guidance of Prof. Anthonius Michels on “Compressibility of Argon in the Gaseous and Liquid Phase” in the Van der Waals Laboratorium.  In 1958, she received her Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Amsterdam.  She then spent a year at the University of Wisconsin, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, working with renowned Professor Joseph Hirschfelder (1958-59).  After returning to the Netherlands, she worked as a Research Physicist at the Van der Waals Laboratorium of the University of Amsterdam from 1959 to 1963.  She also served as a Lecturer for an academic year at the University of Nijmegen in Netherlands (1962-63).  While working on her doctoral research, she had already published four papers, an indication of her dynamic attitude going back to those days.  Six additional articles were published before she completed her stay at the University of Amsterdam and left for the U.S. Read more...

Nominees Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize 2018

 2018 1 Silvia  2018 2 Alexa  2018 3 Karina  2018 4 maria  2018 5 Heydi  2018 6 Denia  2018 7 Jackeline  2018 8 Claudia   2018 9 Tania  2018 10 Sandra  2018 11 Carla  2018 12 Joanna  2018 13 Yarimar

Winner and Nominees  Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize 2016

2016 1 Winner Lianet   2016 2 Maldonado  2016 3 Nagarani  2016 4 Aida  2016 5 Carla  2016 6 Ninnette

Winner and Nominees Anneke Levelt Sengers Prize 2012

2012 1 Winner Clarimar  2012 2 Dominic  2012 3 Luz  2012 4 Carola  2012 5 Argelia