# Väisälä Prize

Väisälä Prizes are awarded annually to 1–3 already distinguished scientists in the active parts of their careers. The prizes are awarded by the Board of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters from the Väisälä Fund, to the fields supported by the Fund. The Väisälä Prizes have been awarded since 2000. The value of the prize is 15.000€.

## Prize winners

**2023 **Professor Anu Kankainen and Professor Lauri Oksanen

**2022** Associate Professor Vesa Julin and Associate Professor Katrianne Lehtipalo

**2021** Professor Emilia Kilpua (physics) and Associate Professor Christian Webb (mathematics)

**2020** Professor Mikko Möttönen (physics) and Professor Tuomas Orponen (mathematics)

**2019** Professor Goëry Genty (optics) and Professor Tuomo Kuusi (mahthematics)

**2018** Professor Tero Heikkilä (theoretical physics), Professor Jani Lukkarinen (mathematical physics) and Professor Otso Ovaskainen (mathematical ecology)

**2017 **Professor Camilla Hollanti (mathematics) and Professor Sabrina Maniscalco (quantum physics)

**2016** Professor Peter Liljeroth (physics), Academy Research Fellow Kaisa Matomäki (mathematics) and Professor Minna Palmroth (space science)

**2015** Professor Risto Korhonen (mathematics) and Professor Mika Sillanpää (physics)

**2014** Professor Mikko Salo (mathematics) and Professor Paul Greenlees (physics)

**2013** Professor Tuomas Hytönen (mathematics) and Professor Tuukka Petäjä (physics)

**2012** Professor Marko Huhtanen (mathematics) and Professor Sebastiaan van Dijken (physics)

**2011** Professor Xiao Zhong (mathematics) and Professor Mika Valden (physics)

**2010** Professor Peter Hästö (mathematics) and Professor Janne Ruokolainen (physics)

**2009** Professor Kaisa Miettinen (mathematics) and Professor Adam Foster (physics)

**2008** Professor Eero Hyry (mathematics) and Professor Edwin Kukk (experimental physics)

**2007** Professor Eero Saksman (mathematics) and Professor Kari J. Eskola (physics)

**2006** Professor Jarkko Kari (mathematics) and Professor Kari Rummukainen (physics)

**2005** Professor Juha Kinnunen (mathematics) and Professor Kalle-Antti Suominen (physics)

**2004** Professor Matti Lassas (mathematics) and Professor Martti Kauranen (physics)

**2003** Professor Jari Taskinen (mathematics), Professor Päivi Törmä (physics) and Professor Timo Vesala (meteorology)

**2002** Professor Tero Kilpeläinen (mathematics) and Professor Keijo Hämäläinen (physics)

**2001** Professor Pekka Koskela (mathematics) and Professor Erkki Thuneberg (physics)

**2000** Professor Erkki Somersalo (mathematics), Professor Jari Turunen (physics) and Professor Markku Lehtinen (geophysics)