Proceedings of the Balzan Prizewinners Interdisciplinary Forum 2013
The 2013 Balzan Prizewinners’ Interdisciplinary Forum was held on 14 November at the Swiss National Science Foundation in Berne. It was organized by the Balzan Foundation "Prize" and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. After opening speeches by the Director of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Daniel Höchli, the Prizewinners, presented by members of the General Prize Committee, gave brief summaries of their careers and works. The talks by Pascale Cossart, Alain Aspect, André Vauchez and Manuel Castells were followed by comments and questions. To conclude, the President of the Swiss Academies, Thierry Courvoisier, invited the Prizewinners to the panel discussion, focused on the "breakthrough" in research and teaching within their disciplines.

The Forum and the proceedings are a result of theAgreements of collaborationsigned 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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