Robbert Dijkgraaf Named Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion
Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study as of July 1, has been named a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. The honor was presented by Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, on behalf of Queen Beatrix. Dijkgraaf’s excellence as a researcher and professor were cited, as well as his advocacy for the scientific community and his contributions to culture and media. Dijkgraaf is Distinguished University Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Amsterdam and was President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2008–12).