Every year the Jonge Akademie (translated: Young Academy) selects ten new and talented scientists to strengthen its ranks.

Published by the editorial team, 26 November 2015

The Jonge Akademie is a dynamic and innovative platform consisting of young scientists with a vision on science and science policy. The Jonge Akademie organizes inspiring activities for various target groups in the areas of interdisciplinarity, science policy and science and society.

Next to proven scientific quality, the members possess a broad interest for scientific practices and science communication. The duration of a membership is five years. The official inauguration of the new members takes place on 29 March 2016 in the KNAW's Trippenhuis.

This year our own Jason Hessels has been selected for the Jonge Akademie. Jason wants to engage young and old in the world of basic research, in his case the world of radio astronomy. His research focuses mainly on pulsars: neutron stars that emit brief pulses regularly, as cosmic lighthouses. His discoveries, like de fastest-turning - and heaviest - neutron star, had a major impact on both the astronomy, nuclear physics and theoretical physics.

You can read the full press release here.

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