Professor Ivan Damgaard has been awarded the honourable Order of the Dannebrog by HM Queen Margrethe II.
Congratulations to Professor in Cryptography Ivan Damgaard for receiving the Order for his lifelong determined research results. Along with the Order of Dannebrog Ivan Damgaard received a medal from the Queen of Denmark HM Queen Margrethe II.
The Order of the Dannebrog is a means of honouring and rewarding the faithful servants of the modern Danish state for meritorious civil or military service, for a particular contribution to the arts, sciences or business life or for those working for Danish interests.
The Order was instituted in 1671 by King Christian V. Until 1808, membership in the order was limited to fifty members of noble or royal rank who formed a single class known as White Knights. All decorations must be handed back to the ministry upon the recipients death.