Basic Sciences


Jeffrey R. Long

Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. University of California, Berkeley (United States)


Emmanuel Candès

Barnum-Simons Professor in Mathematics and Statistics of the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics at Stanford University (United States)


Sandip Tiwari

Charles N. Mellowes Professor of Engineering at Cornell University (United States) and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India)


Martin Quack

Head of Molecular Kinetics and Spectroscopy Group, Laboratory of Physical Chemistry at ETH Zurich (Switzerland)


Nigel Hitchin

Emeritus Savilian Professor of Geometry in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom)


Theodor W. Hänsch

Director of the Division of Laser Spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Germany) 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics


Hongkun Park

Mark Hyman Jr. Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics at Harvard University (United States)

Biology and Biomedicine


Óscar Marín

Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College London (United Kingdom)


Bruce Whitelaw

Professor of Animal Biotechnology at University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)


Ali Shilatifard

Robert Francis Furchgott Professor of Biochemistry and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (United States)


Ursula Ravens

Guest scientist at the Institute of Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine at the University Heart Center of the University of Freiburg (Germany)


Robin Lovell-Badge, CBE

Senior Group Leader and Head of Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute (London, United Kingdom)


Lélia Delamarre

Director and Distinguished Scientist, Department of Cancer Immunology, Genentech (United States)


Dario Alessi

Director of the MCR Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee University (United Kingdom)


Angelika Schnieke

Chair of Livestock Technology at the Technical University of Munich (Germany)

Information and Communication Technologies


Mario Piattini

Professor of Computer Languages and Systems at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)


Joos Vandewalle

Honorary President of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (Belgium)


Rudolf Kruse

Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg (Germany)


Oussama Khatib

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


Regina Barzilay

School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Georg Gottlob

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


Ron Ho

Senior Director of Silicon Engineering at Meta (United States)

Ecology and Conservation Biology


Joanna E. Lambert

Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder (United States)


Anna-Liisa Laine

Professor of Ecology in the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich (Switzerland)


Rik Leemans

Professor of Environmental Systems Analysis at Wageningen University (Netherlands)


Pedro Jordano

Research Professor in the Department of Integrative Ecology at Doñana Biological Station, CSIC and an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Ecology at the University of Seville (Spain)


Emily S. Bernhardt

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology at Duke University (United States)


Paul M. Brakefield

Professor of Zoology, Emeritus at the University of Cambridge

Climate Change

Paul Wassmann 2023

Paul Wassmann

Professor Emeritus, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology. UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Jose Manuel Gutierrez 2023

José Manuel Gutiérrez

Director of the Instituto de Física de Cantabria, IFCA (CSIC-University of Cantabria, Spain)

Julie A. Winkler 2023

Julie A. Winkler

Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University (United States)

Edward S. Rubin 2023

Edward S. Rubin

Alumni Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at Carnegie Mellon University (United States)  

Martin Heimann 2023

Martin Heimann

Director Emeritus of the Department of Biogeochemical Systems at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Germany)

Miguel Canals 2023

Miquel Canals

Director of the Department of Earth and Ocean Dynamics. University of Barcelona (Spain)  

Sandrine Bony 2023

Sandrine Bony

Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / Sorbonne University (France)

Carlos M. Duarte 2023

Carlos M. Duarte

Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Saudi Arabia

Bjorn Stevens 2023

Bjorn Stevens

Director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Hamburg, Germany)

Economics, Finance and Management


Antonio Ciccone

Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim (Germany)


Jean Tirole

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


Andreu Mas-Colell

Professor Emeritus of Economics at Pompeu Fabra University and Barcelona School of Economics (Spain)


Lucrezia Reichlin

Professor of Economics at the London Business School (United Kingdom)


Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

Elihu Professor of Economics and Global Affairs at Yale University (United States)


Manuel Arellano

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


Antonio Ciccone

Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain)


Fabrizio Zilibotti

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

Humanities and Social Sciences (Social Sciences)


Simone Schnall

Professor in Experimental Social Psychology. Department of Psychology. University of Cambridge. United Kingdom.


Brian Parkinson

Professor of Social Psychology. University of Oxford. United Kingdom.


Cees J. H. Midden

Professor Emeritus of Human-Technology Interaction. Eindhoven University of Technology. The Netherlands.


Jon Krosnick

Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences. Stanford University. United States.


Bruno Cautrès

CNRS research fellow at CEVIPOF. Sciences Po. France.


Dolores Albarracin

Alexandra Heyman Nash Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor. University of Pennsylvania. 

Music and Opera

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Tomás Marco Aragón

Composer and musicologist. Director. Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Spain.


Kathryn McDowell

Managing Director. London Symphony Orchestra (United Kingdom)

Raquel Garcia-Tomas

Raquel García-Tomás

Composer (Spain)


Mauro Bucarelli

Artistic Coordinator of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (Italy)

Victor Garcia de Gomar

Víctor García de Gomar

Artistic Director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Spain)

Pedro Halffter

Pedro Halffter Caro

Conductor and composer (Spain)