Ewine van Dishoeck

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Ewine van Dishoeck

Ewine van Dishoeck (born 13 June 1955 in Leiden) is a Dutch astronomer and chemist.[1] She is Professor of Molecular Astrophysics at Leiden Observatory.[1][2]

She is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences[3] and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.[4] She received the Spinozapremie in 2000,[5] the Bourke Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 2001[6] and the Gold Medal of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society in 1994. She works on interstellar molecules; physical and chemical evolution during star formation and planet formation; submillimeter and mid-infrared astronomy; basic molecular processes; and the radiative transfer of line and continuum radiation.[1]

She was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows.[2]

Van Dishoeck is married to Tim de Zeeuw,[2] also a professor of astronomy at Leiden University and, as of September 2007, Director General of the European Southern Observatory.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  2. ^ a b c Zagorski, N. (2006). "Profile of Ewine F. Van Dishoeck". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103 (33): 12229–12231. doi:10.1073/pnas.0604740103. PMC 1567862. PMID 16894155.  edit
  3. ^ "Members of the Academy". Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  4. ^ "National Academy of Sciences - Members Directory". Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  5. ^ "NWO/Spinoza Prizes". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  6. ^ "RSC Bourke Award Previous Winners". Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  7. ^ "ESO - Director General". Retrieved 2010-01-27. 

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