8th Edition

Basic Sciences
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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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Trevor Hastie

John A. Overdeck Professor, Professor of Statistics, and Professor of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University (United States)

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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)

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Avelino Corma

Research Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology of CSIC-Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)  

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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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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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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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 and and Director of the Robotics Laboratory at Stanford University (United States)

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Ramón López de Mántaras

Research Professor with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Director of its Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (Spain)

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Georg Gottlob

Professor of Informatics at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) and and Vienna University of Technology (Austria)

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Mateo Valero

Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación and a professor at BarcelonaTech (UPC), in Spain

Ecology and Conservation Biology
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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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Nina Buchmann

Professor in the Department of Environmental Systems Science at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETH Zurich (Switzerland).

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Georgina Mace

Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems and Head of the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at University College London (United Kingdom).

Climate Change
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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 / 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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Jean Tirole

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

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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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Manuel Arellano

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

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Eric S. Maskin

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

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Fabrizio Zilibotti

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

Music and Opera
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Dimitri Vassilakis

Member of Ensemble Intercontemporain (France)

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Massimo A. Torrefranca

Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel).

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Gianni Possio

Professor of Composition at Milan Conservatory and Artistic Director of music publisher Rugginenti (Italy).

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Paolo Pinamonti

Professor at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and director of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples (Italy).

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Tilman Kuttenkeuler

Managing Director of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Auditorium and Theatre Foundation (Spain).

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Martin Kaltenecker

Associate Professor of Musicology at Université Paris Diderot (France)

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Winrich Hopp

Director of Musikfest Berlin (Germany) and artistic director of the concert program Musica Viva run by Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany)

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Ranko Markovic

Professor and Head of the BA in Music Program at Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland)

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Philippe Albèra

Musician and musicologist, director of  Éditions Contrechamps (Switzerland)

Development Cooperation
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Vicente Larraga

Research Professor of the Vaccine and Gene Expression Unit at the Center for Biological Research (CSIC), (Spain)

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José García Montalvo

Professor of Economics at ICREA-Academia Fellow of the Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)

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Francisco Pérez

Professor of Economic Analysis at the University of Valencia and Research Director of the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (Ivie), (Spain)

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Norman Loayza

Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank (United States) and heads the World Bank Research Hub in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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Antonio Ciccone

Chair for Macroeconomics and Financial Markets at the University of Mannheim (Germany)  

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Antoni Plasència

Director General of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and Medical Advisor in International Health at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (Spain).

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Clara Menéndez

Director of the Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Initiative and Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal).