The presentation ceremony of the Frontiers of Knowledge Awards issues a call to strengthen scientific culture as a defense against post-truth and populist leaders

A society deficient in scientific culture is a more vulnerable society. The presentation ceremony of the tenth edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, held on the evening of Wednesday 13th in the Marqués de Salamanca Palace, Madrid, issued a call to strengthen society’s scientific culture as a bulwark against decision processes that disregard the evidence on issues of vital collective importance, and, in doing so, pave the way for populist leaders.