Op zaterdag 17 augustus 2019 klonk om 9.00 uur in Stavoren het startschot voor de 50ste IJsselmeer Zwemmarathon Stavoren-Medemblik. 27 zwemmers waagden zich aan de 22 kilometer lange oversteek van Stavoren naar Medemblik. Bekende deelnemers waren Maarten van der Weijden en Kees Bobeldijk. De jongste deelnemer was Renske Dutilh uit Amsterdam. Renske zwemt al vanaf haar 6e jaar en is direct met openwater wedstrijden begonnen. Twee jaar geleden heeft zij haar eerste 10 km gezwommen, wat ze in 2018 heeft herhaald. Het leek haar leuk om dit jaar “iets verder” te gaan.
Together with four other philosophers, Catarina Dutilh Novaes has been appointed in June 2019 as Professorial Fellow at St Andrews (UK). Fellows are in residence for six weeks per year, contributing to the research projects at the Centres and contributing to the postgraduate experience. Initial appointments are for five years. In 2018 Catarina has been contributing to a Conceptual Engineering Seminar at Arché, a philosophical research centre at the University of St Andrews, with a talk “Carnapian Explications”
Bas Dutilh is mentioned on a list, published on November 27 2018 by Clarivate Analytics, an American company that offers services (such as Web of Science) for scientific research. The list presents the 1 percent most frequently cited scientists of the past ten years by discipline. Bas is working at the Utrecht University as well as the Radboud University in Nijmegen. More information
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) will appoint Catarina Dutilh Novaes as Professor of Reasoning and Argumentation, and their History at the University Research Chair on 1 January 2019. With this program, the VU recognizes excellent scientists as future leaders in their field. They are selected because of their excellence and potential for the future. Catarina Dutilh Novaes amply meets the standard quality requirements for professors, transcends her colleagues in the same position and has the most potential for rapid development. Find out more.
Bas E. Dutilh has received one of this year’s prestigious Vidi grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for his research. The grant consist of 800,000 euros which can be spent to do 5 years of independent research. He will use the money to discover new human gut-associated bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) and investigate their role in structuring the human intestinal flora (also known as the human gut microbiome). The main part of the work will be performed at Utrecht University and Wageningen University, but international scientists on six continents will collaborate in the project. The grant was awarded by the Earth and Life Sciences (ALW) division of NWO after a heavy selection that included a review by anonymous international referees, a rebuttal, and a live interview by a panel of 16 professors from the earth and life sciences. A total of 87 Vidi grants were awarded in 2015, 11 of which within the ALW division. More information.
An article on the application process for ten applicants, including Bas Dutilh, has been published in De Volkskrant of Saturday May 23rd.