Olga Igonkina travel grant for master student Eva Groenendijk

21 December 2023

This year’s Olga Igonkina travel grant has been awarded to masterstudent at the University of Amsterdam Eva Groenendijk. She will receive a sum of 2,000 euros for a two-month trip and stay in Rome to work with researchers at the University Sapienza Rome.

This was announced Thursday by jury chairman Wouter Hulsbergen and presented during Nikhef’s annual Christmas dinner. The prize was established in memory of Nikhef’s Russian-Dutch particle physicist Olga Igonkina, who died in Amsterdam in 2019.

Eva Groenendijk

Eva Groenendijk is a masterstudent working on a project on forward neutrino production in the LHC accelerator under the supervision of Juan Rojo. She studied physics at Utrecht University.

The Olga Igonkina travel grant is for talented physics students who want to explore their potential further. The jury consisted of Nikhef director Stan Bentvelsen, and researchers Hella Snoek and Wouter Hulsbergen,

The jury awarded Groenendijk’s application because of her outstanding performance as a student and her concrete and well-reasoned travel proposal.