Edward van den Heuvel#

Edward van den Heuvel
Membership Number:1188
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions
  • Professor emeritus at the Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek of the University of Amsterdam
  • Since 1974 - 2005 Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Astronomical Institute
  • 1970 - 1980 University of Brussels
  • 1969 - 1974 University of Utrecht
  • 1968 - 1969 University of California, Santa Cruz

Fields of Scholarship
  • Gamma ray bursts
  • Compact objects
  • Stellar evolution
  • Physics of neutron stars and black holes
  • Radio pulsars

Honours and Awards
  • Honorary Doctorate from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • 1995 Spinoza Award
  • 2002 European Union Descartes Prize
  • 2018 Viktor Ambartsumian International Science Prize of the Republic of Armenia
  • Knighted in the Order of the Netherlands Lion
  • 1982 Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Honorary fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences
  • Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Honorary fellow of the Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India
  • Asteroid 3091 van den Heuvel is named after him

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