I just learned the following wonderful news about Vincent:
Elite Research Prize to Professor Vincent F. Hendricks
On January 24, 2008, Vincent F. Hendricks, Professor of Formal Philosophy at Roskilde University, Denmark and Editor-in-Chief of Synthese, is awarded the Elite Research Prize by the Danish Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation and Her Majesty, the Crown Princess of Denmark. The prize, which is by far the biggest (1.000.000 Danish Kroner, approximately $200.000) and most prestigious prize of its kind in Denmark, is awarded by the Danish Government to the most outstanding national researcher who in an extraordinary way contributes to strengthening Danish research internationally.
The award ceremony takes place at The Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen on January 24, 2008, 2:30 – 6.30 pm.
For more information about the prize and the ceremony, please refer to www.eliteforsk.dk.
For more information on Professor Vincent F. Hendricks, refer to www.ruc.dk/~vincent.
This is fantastic news both for Vincent and for the discipline of philosophy as well as our own subdiscipline, and it confirms as well the importance of the burgeoning area of formal epistemology. Congratulations, Vincent!