The International Research Award
Professor Lene Vesteraard Hau is the winner of the international research award 2019 of NOK 5 million for her research about light.
Announcement with invitation to make nominations and applications for research funding
Read more about previous awards
In 2013 Olav Thon transferred the majority of his assets that was shares in Olav Thon Gruppen AS, worth NOK 25 billion, to the Olav Thon Foundation.
Article as seen in Nature 2017
Olav Thon Foundation
An old viking rewards excellent science.
For the fifth year in a row, the Olav Thon Foundation shares awards for research and outstanding teaching in the mathematical-natural sciences and medical fields. Pictures from the awards ceremony 2019 held in University Aula, Oslo.
Photo: Terje Heiestad/UiO
The Olav Thon Foundation award winners of 2018 attended a formal ceremony at the University Aula in Oslo.
«The ceremony was a wonderful event. I hope it inspired the prize winners and that the ceremony also can contribute to inspire winners in the future», says Olav Thon.
Foto: Katrine Lunke/APELAND.