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Olav Thon. Foto: Katrine Lunke/APELAND

Olav Thon Foundation

The International Research Award

2019 award-winner

Professor Lene Vesteraard Hau is the winner of the international research award 2019 of NOK 5 million for her research about light.

Read article "LENE VESTERGAARD HAU – ABOUT LIGHT"

2020

Announcement with invitation to make nominations and applications for research funding

Announcement 2020

2015-2019

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.

Read article "Awards for research prizes and grants 2019"

Article as seen in Nature 2017

Olav Thon Foundation

An old viking rewards excellent science.

Read article "AN OLD VIKING REWARDS EXCELLENT SCIENCE"

2019

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

2018

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.