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.
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and of Physics at Harvard University (United States).
Professor of Statistical Mechanics in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford University (United Kingdom).
Director of the Theory Division of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany).
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).
Senior Professor in the Department of Physiology at the Technical University of Dresden (TUD), Germany.
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.
Francisco Sánchez Madrid
Professor of Immunology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Head of the Department of Immunology in La Princesa University Hospital and group leader in the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC).
Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University Hospital of Zurich (Switzerland).
Edward S. Rubin
Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Alumni Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at Carnegie Mellon University (United States).
Chairman of the Stratigraphy, Paleontology and Marine Geosciences Department at the University of Barcelona (Spain).
Senior scientist at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace (LMD/IPSL) in Paris, run jointly by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie.
Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Hamburg, Germany), where he heads the Atmosphere in the Earth System Department.
Ecology and Conservation Biology
Professor in the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (Jena, Germany).
Research Professor in the Department of Integrative Ecology at the Estación Biológica de Doñana (Sevilla, Spain) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Deputy editor at ‘Science’ with responsibility for supervising the magazine’s biological research content, and international managing editor for AAAS Science International’s European headquarters.
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.
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
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).
Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University (Spain).
Director of the Paris School of Economics and Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France).
Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (New York, United States), where he also heads the Program in Economic Policy Management.
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).
Professor of Economic Analysis at the University of Valencia (Spain) and Research Director of 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.
Research Professor and former director of the Center for Biological Research of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), where he heads the Molecular Parasitology Laboratory (Madrid, Spain).
A guest conductor with Europe’s top orchestras since 1970, he is also Associate Composer to the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and a member of the board of the Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco.
Emeritus Professor of Music Theory at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts (Austria).
German pianist and musicologist, he is a celebrated performer of the works of 20th-century authors like Paul Hindemith and Wolfgang Rihm.
Composer and Emeritus Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France).
Founder, first conductor and artistic director of Radio-France’s Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique.