Proceedings of the Balzan Prizewinners Interdisciplinary Forum 2010
After opening speeches by the President of the Joint Commission Balzan-Lincei-Swiss Academies Alberto Quadrio Curzio, and by the Chairman of the Balzan General Prize Committee, Salvatore Veca, the 2010 Balzan Prizewinners were presented by members of the General Prize Committee. The Prizewinners then gave brief summaries of their careers and the work that won them the Prize: Manfred Brauneck for the History of Theatre in All Its Aspects, Carlo Ginzburg for European History (1400-1700), Jacob Palis for Mathematics (pure and applied) and Shinya Yamanaka for Stem Cells: Biology and Potential Applications
The talks by Yamanaka, Brauneck, Palis and Ginzburg were each followed by comments and questions by Academicians of the Lincei: Mario Stefanini, Luigi Petrobelli, Carlo Sbordone ed Enrico Castelnuovo.
To conclude, Alberto Quadrio Curzio and Paolo Matthiae, as Acedemicians of the Lincei and members of the Balzan Foundation "Prize" Board, invited members of the audience to ask the prizewinners questions on the basic themes of their research.
 
The Forum and the proceedings are a result of the Agreements of collaboration signed by the International Balzan Foundation “Prize”  with  the Swiss Academies of  Arts and Sciences and the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei to spread knowledge of studies of international breadth in the sciences and the humanities.
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