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Physics Teacher of the Year: award for former educational coordinator ASTRON

Submitter: Femke Boekhorst
Description: On Friday 19 April, Annette de Boer, coordinator for education and diversity at ASTRON during 2010-2012, won the award for Physics Teacher of the Year at the FYSICA 2013 event at the Delft University of Technology. This yearly prize is awarded by the Dutch Physics Society (Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging, NNV).

According to the jury, Annette deserved the award because of her enthusiasm for physics that inspires students and co-workers, and the trips she organised to CERN and La Palma. She was quite overwhelmed by the positive remarks of the jury! Annette received a certificate, a money prize for herself and one for the school.

The annual FYSICA event, this year carrying the theme 'Physics in the Year 2050', attracted teachers, industrial physicists, students and academics in physics. One of the highlights was also the lecture of Nobelprize winner Serge Haroche on individual quantum systems.
Copyright: Annette de Boer
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