The Ammodo Science Award for groundbreaking research is intended to stimulate potentially groundbreaking research. Such research is usually the result of team work, and for that reason this Award is for research being carried out by a group of researchers working together, and is intended to recognise the contribution of every member of the group. The Ammodo Science Award for groundbreaking research is presented biennially to research projects in two of the following scientific disciplines: Biomedical Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.
The Ammodo Science Award for groundbreaking research consists of two prizes of EUR 1,200,000 each. The coming edition of the Award will be presented to one research project in the field of Natural Sciences and one in the field of Social Sciences. The rectors of the fourteen Dutch universities that are members of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) may each nominate one research project per scientific domain. Ammodo will announce the winners in January 2020.
The Ammodo Science Award for groundbreaking research focuses on potentially groundbreaking research and ensures that all researchers involved in the winning project are recognised and rewarded. In 2020, the Award will be presented for the first time to two research groups.
National television announces on 13 June 2018 the QuTech breakthrough on quantuminternet. Researchers at QuTech in Delft have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two chips faster than the entanglement is lost. The scientists, led by Prof. Ronald Hanson publish their result on 14 June in Nature.
In the legendary science fiction film Star Trek Captain Kirk is teleported home from far away in the universe by his chief engineer “Scotty”. Physicists, including Ronald Hanson, have been trying to do something vaguely similar. “Quantum teleportation,” is an experiment by which information is transferred without the use of sound, light or any other form of energy.See profile