Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer (1881-1966) was one of the most important Dutch mathematicians. Shortly after Brouwer's death, together with the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, KWG instituted the Brouwer prize.

Every three years KWG chooses a field of mathematics and a special committee selects an internationally prominent researcher in that domain, who is invited to give a lecture at the next Netherlands Mathematical Congress about his field accessible to a broad mathematical audience. Afterwards, the laureate is presented the Brouwer medal and accompanying certificate. The medal enjoys great international prestige.

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N.G. de Bruijnprijs

Starting in 2016, the N.G. de Bruijn prize is awarded biyearly at the Netherlands Mathematical Congress. The 2016 prize was awarded for the best mathematical work that appeared in a peer reviewed journal in the years 2011 through 2014. The prize is provided by Elsevier due to the collaboration with KWG publishing Indagationes Mathematicae. Nominees for the prize have the Dutch nationality, live in the Netherlands, or are affiliated with a Dutch institute. The laureate receives a medal, a certificate and a cash prize of 4000 euro. The laureate gives a plenary lecture at the NMC, and their expenses are reimbursed. NAW will publish an interview with the laureate, or the laureate will write an article for a broad mathematical audience for NAW.

The first laureate of this prize is Marius Crainic. It was awarded at the BeNeLuxMC 2016.


Every year six PhD students get the opportunity to present their research at the Nederlands Mathematisch Congres. A special committee selects the winner to receive the KWG prize  - the successor of the Philips prize - consisting of a trophy and a monetary prize. The prize is sponsored by  Software & Service.

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