Tuesday 27 February
Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics of the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics at Stanford University (United States).
Distinguished Fellow at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China).
University Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University (United States).
Zakya H. Kafafi
Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University (United States).
Theodor W. Hänsch
Director of the Division of Laser Spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Germany). 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Director of the Theory Division of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Germany).
Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London (United Kingdom).
Deputy Director (Partnerships) and Genus Chair of Animal Biotechnology in the The Roslin Institute and RDSVS at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom).
Robert Francis Furchgott Professor of Biochemistry and Pediatrics at Northwestern University (United States).
Senior Professor at the Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine at the University Heart Center of the University of Freiburg (Germany).
Senior Group Leader and Head of Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute (London, United Kingdom).
Group leader in the Department of Cancer Immunology at biotech company Genentech (United States).
Director of the Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee University (United Kingdom).
Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University (United States).
Edward S. Rubin
Alumni Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at Carnegie Mellon University (United States).
Director Emeritus of the Department of Biogeochemical Systems at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Germany).
Chairman of the Department of Earth and Ocean Dynamics at the University of Barcelona (Spain).
Director of Research at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University (United States)
Carlos M. Duarte
Director of the Red Sea Research Center and holder of the Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Thuwal, Saudi Arabia).
Ecology and Conservation Biology
Joanna E. Lambert
Professor of Biological Anthropology and Environmental Studies University of Colorado Boulder (United States).
Anna Liisa Laine
Professor in Plant Ecology of the Research Program in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Helsinki (Finland).
Research Professor in the Department of Integrative Ecology at the Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC (Spain).
Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor in the Department of Biology at Duke University (United States).
Professor of Zoology and Director of the University Museum of Zoology at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom).
Information and Communication Technologies
Professor of Computer Languages and Systems at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain).
Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Magdeburg (Germany).
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States).
Professor of Informatics at the University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), in Austria.
Economics Finance and Management
Chairman of the Fondation Jean-Jacques Laffont-Toulouse School of Economics (France). Nobel Prize in Economics 2014.
Emeritus Professor of Economics at Pompeu Fabra University & Barcelona GSE (Spain).
Professor of Economics in the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) of Banco de España (Spain).
Eric S. Maskin
Adams University Professor at Harvard University (United States). 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics.