FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE AWARDS

11th Edition (2018)

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12th edition of BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards
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Basic Sciences
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Emmanuel Candès

Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics of the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics at Stanford University (United States)

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Sandip Tiwari

Charles N. Mellowes Professor of Engineering at Cornell University (United States)

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Martin Quack

Head of Molecular Kinetics and Spectroscopy Group, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry at ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

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Nigel Hitchin

Emeritus Savilian Professor of Geometry at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

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Theodor W. Hänsch

Director of the Division of Laser Spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Germany) 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics

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Ignacio Cirac

Director of the Theory Division of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Germany)

Biology and Biomedicine
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Óscar Marín

Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College London (United Kingdom)

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Bruce Whitelaw

Deputy Director (Partnerships) and Genus Chair of Animal Biotechnology in the The Roslin Institute and RDSVS at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

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Ali Shilatifard

Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (United States)

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Ursula Ravens

Senior Professor at the Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine at the University Heart Center of the University of Freiburg (Germany)

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Robin Lovell-Badge

Senior Group Leader and Head of Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute (London, United Kingdom)

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Lélia Delamarre

Group leader in the Department of Cancer Immunology at biotech company Genentech (United States)

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Dario Alessi

Director of the Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee University (United Kingdom)

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Angelika Schnieke

Chair of Livestock Technology at the Technical University of Munich (Germany)

Information and Communication Technologies
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Mario Piattini

Professor of Computer Languages and Systems at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

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Joos Vandewalle

Honorary President of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (Belgium)

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Rudolf Kruse

Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Magdeburg (Germany)

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Oussama Khatib

Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University (United States)

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Liz Burd

Pro Vice-Chancellor in Learning and Teaching at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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Georg Gottlob

Professor of Informatics at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

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Ron Ho

Director of Silicon Engineering at Facebook (United States)

Ecology and Conservation Biology
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Joanna E. Lambert

Professor of Environmental Studies, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder (United States)

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Anna Liisa Laine

Professor of Ecology in the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich (Switzerland)

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Rik Leemans

Professor of Environmental Systems Analysis at Wageningen University (Netherlands)

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Pedro Jordano

Research Professor in the Department of Integrative Ecology at the Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC (Spain)

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Emily Bernhardt

Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor in the Department of Biology at Duke University (United States)

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Paul Brakefield

Director of the University Museum of Zoology at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Climate Change
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Julie Winkler

Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University (United States)

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Edward S. Rubin

Alumni Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at Carnegie Mellon University (United States)  

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Martin Heimann

Director Emeritus of the Department of Biogeochemical Systems at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Germany)

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Miquel Canals

Director of the Department of Earth and Ocean Dynamics. University of Barcelona (Spain)  

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Sandrine Bony

Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD) of Sorbonne University (France)

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Carlos M. Duarte

Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)

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Bjorn Stevens

Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Hamburg, Germany)

Economics, Finance and Management
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Eric S. Maskin

Adams University Professor at Harvard University (United States) 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics

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Manuel Arellano

Professor of Economics in the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) of Banco de España (Spain)

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Jean Tirole

Honorary Chairman of the Fondation Jean-Jacques Laffont-Toulouse School of Economics (France) Nobel Prize in Economics 2014

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Lucrezia Reichlin

Professor of Economics at the London Business School (United Kingdom)

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Andreu Mas-Colell

Professor of Economics at Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)

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Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University (United States)

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Antonio Ciccone

Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain)

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Fabrizio Zilibotti

Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics at Yale University (United States)

Humanities and Social Sciences
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Stephen Mumford

Professor of Metaphysics in the Department of Philosophy at Durham University (United Kingdom)

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Christian Illies

Chair of Philosophy at Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg (Germany)

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Dieter Birnbacher

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany)

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Mauricio Suárez

Professor in Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

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Isabel Burdiel

Professor of History at the University of Valencia (Spain)

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Scott Soames

Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Southern California (United States)

Music and Opera
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Pedro Halffter Caro

Conductor and composer (Spain)

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Víctor García de Gomar

Artistic Director of the Palau de la Música Catalana (Spain)

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Mauro Bucarelli

Artistic Administrator of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (Italy)

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Joana Carneiro

Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa (Portugal)

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Andrew McGregor

Presenter at BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

Sin categoría
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Joanna E. Lambert

Professor of Environmental Studies, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder (United States)

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Anna Liisa Laine

Professor of Ecology in the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich (Switzerland)

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Rik Leemans

Professor of Environmental Systems Analysis at Wageningen University (Netherlands)

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Emily Bernhardt

Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor in the Department of Biology at Duke University (United States)

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Paul Brakefield

Director of the University Museum of Zoology at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)