Professor and Head of the Molecular Kinetics and Spectroscopy Group at ETH Zurich (Switzerland).
Theodor W. Hänsch
Director of the Division of Laser Spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) and professor in the Faculty of Physics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Research Professor and Director of the Instituto de Física Fundamental of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics at Harvard University (United States).
Deputy Director and Head of the Developmental Biology Division at The Roslin Institute and Genus Chair of Animal Biotechnology in the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom).
Head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute (London, United Kingdom).
Director of the Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee University (United Kingdom).
Chair of Livestock Technology in the Department of Animal Sciences at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in Germany.
A former CSIC research professor at the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Center (Spain).
Winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the visual area of the cerebral cortex.
Edward S. Rubin
Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Alumni Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at Carnegie Mellon 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).
Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Hamburg, Germany), where he heads the Atmosphere in the Earth System Department.
Kenneth J. Davis
Researcher in the Department of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University (United States).
Hans J. Schellnhuber
Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor for Theoretical Physics at Potsdam University (Germany).
Ecology and Conservation Biology
Research Professor in the Department of Integrative Ecology at the Estación Biológica de Doñana (Sevilla, Spain) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Researcher at the University of Helsinki (Finland), where he teaches zoology and animal ecology.
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida (United States).
Information and Communication Technologies
Director of the Robotics Laboratory and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University (United States).
Ramón López de Mántaras
Research Professor with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Director of its Artificial Intelligence Research Institute.
Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University (United States), where he teaches and conducts research on information theory in the Information Sciences and Systems Group.
Nico de Rooij
Director of the Institute of Microengineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), where he heads the Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Laboratory. He is also Vice-President of the Swiss research and development company CSEM SA.
Economics Finance and Management
Timothy J. Besley
Kuwait Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom).
Professor of Economics at Bocconi University (Italy), where he also serves as Rector.
George A. Peterkin Professor of Economic Theory at Rice University (Houston, United States).
James Meade Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford, and Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University (United States).
José García Montalvo
Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University (Spain) and Research Professor at the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (Ivie).
Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank (United States), he currently heads the World Bank Research Hub in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Art critic and columnist with the British magazine ‘Gramophone’, founded 1923, one of the world’s foremost classical music publications.
Music critic and director of the world’s leading contemporary music festival, Donaueschingen Musiktage (Germany).
Managing Director of German music label NEOS, specializing in 20th and 21st century music and the recording of unpublished works, since the company was founded in 2007.
Luis de Pablo
One of Spain’s foremost composers and professor at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música in Madrid.
Studied architecture in Madrid (Spain), where he went on to found the studio Ensamble Studio/Materia Inorgánica in the year 2000.