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Astronomer Ed van den Heuvel (Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam) receives the Langerhuizen Oeuvre Prize. This was announced by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen. Van den Heuvel will receive 25,000 euros as part of the prize.

Ed van den Heuvel is well-known for his research on the formation and evolution of binary stars that contain neutron stars and black holes: X-ray binaries, binary radio pulsars and gravitational-wave sources. He also contributed to our understanding of gamma ray bursts.

Pieter Langerhuizen Lambertuszoon
The oeuvre prize and the bate are named after Pieter Langerhuizen Lambertuszoon. He was a former mayor of Huizen and Bussum and a director of the Hollandsche Maatschappij. Upon his death in 1918, Langerhuizen Lambertuszoon left a legate to the Hollandsche Maatschappij to promote the study of natural sciences. The award ceremony will be on July 6, 2023, in Haarlem.