- With his clever measuring methods Ignas Snellen – together with his team – was the first to detect carbon monoxide in the atmosphere of exoplanets. For his pioneering work the Leiden astrophysicist has been awarded the Spinoza Prize, the highest academic honour in the Netherlands. The prize of 2.5 million euros will enable his research group to continue the search for a twin to Earth, a habitable planet.
Read more Publ. Fri 17 Jun 2022