FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE AWARDS

11th edition (2018)

Until 30 June

Call for nomination in the 12th edition of BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards
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AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday 26 March

Economics, Finance and Management

Tuesday 09 April

Music and Opera

Tuesday 16 April

Humanities and Social Sciences

LAUREATES

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Eugene Mele

Basic Sciences

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Charles Kane

Basic Sciences

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Jeffrey Gordon

Biology and Biomedicine

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John Alexander Church

Climate Change

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Anny Cazenave

Climate Change

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Jonathan Gregory

Climate Change

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Gretchen Daily

Ecology and Conservation Biology

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Georgina Mace

Ecology and Conservation Biology

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Ivan Sutherland

Information and Communication Technologies

JURY

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)

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)

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)