The Balzan Prizes for 2012 were presented on November 14 by the President of the Italian Republic. During the ceremony, which took place at the Palazzo del Quirinale, the prizes were presented to:
David Charles Baulcombe for Epigenetics,
Ronald Dworkin for Jurisprudence
Kurt Lambeck for Solid Earth Sciences, with emphasis on interdisciplinary research
Reinhard Strohm for Musicology.
The ceremony took place in the presence of the Chairmen of the International Balzan Foundation "Prize", Bruno Bottai, and "Fund", Achille Casanova. In accordance with the ceremony’s usual formalities, each Prizewinner, introduced in turn by Salvatore Veca, Chairman of the General Prize Committee, gave a speech of acceptance and thanks.