General Prize Committee

Working within the “Prize” Foundation in Milan, the General Prize Committee is composed of twenty members of international renown from all over Europe, and is selected from among the most distinguished figures in the humanities, sciences, and arts.

The General Prize Committee establishes the subject areas for the awards and decides on the winners from among the nominations entered by the world’s most important international cultural institutions – universities, research institutes, and academies – at the Foundation’s request.

Italy

Luciano Maiani

Chairman

Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”; Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, and of the American Physical Society

France/Luxembourg

Jules A. Hoffmann

Vice Chairman

Distinguished Class Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Emeritus), Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Strasbourg; Professor at the University of Strasbourg; Member of the Académie française and former President of the Académie des sciences, Institut de France, Paris; 2011 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

Austria/Germany

Peter Kuon

Vice Chairman

Professor Emeritus of Romance Philology at the University of Salzburg

United Kingdom)

Frances Ashcroft

Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Research Professor at the University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford; Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, and of the Royal Society, London

Switzerland/Germany

Sebastian Bonhoeffer

Full Professor of Theoretical Biology, ETH Zurich; Director of Collegium Helveticum; member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and International Honorary Member of the US Academy of Arts and Sciences

Italy

Marta Cartabia

Full Professor of Constitutional Law at Bocconi University, Milan; President Emeritus of the Italian Constitutional Court; former Minister of Justice of Italy

The Netherlands

Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh

Distinguished Utrecht University Professor; former President of Academia Europæa; former President of the European Association for Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST); former Vice-President of the European Research Council (ERC); Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech); Foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona, and honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Italy

Paolo de Bernardis

Full Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”; Italian Principal Investigator of the international stratospheric balloon experiment BOOMERanG; Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and of the Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL, Rome

Denmark

Børge Diderichsen

Former Vice President, Novo Nordisk, Denmark; former Chairman of the International Advisory Board of VIB (Flemish Institute of Biotechnology) in Ghent

Portugal/Egypt

Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco

Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology, NOVA University of Lisbon; former President of the International Council for Traditional Music and former Vice President of the Society of Ethnomusicology; Founder and former President of the Institute of Ethnomusicology – Center for Studies in Music and Dance of the NOVA University of Lisbon

Italy

Paolo Galluzzi

Honorary President of the Museo Galileo-Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence; former Professor of History of Science at the University of Florence; Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Science, Stockholm, and of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice; member of the Académie internationale d’histoire des sciences, Paris, of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, and of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia

France

Nathalie Heinich

Directeur de recherche de classe exceptionnelle in sociology at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris; Member of the Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage (CRAL) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris

France

Laure Saint-Raymond

Permanent professor at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Université Paris-Saclay; member of the Académie des Sciences, Institut de France, of the Academia Europæa, and of the European Academy of Sciences; international member ot the US Academy of Sciences

The Netherlands

Marjan Schwegman

Professor Emeritus of Political and Cultural History of the Twentieth Century, Utrecht University; former Director of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome; former Director of the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam

Sweden/Norway

Maria Strømme

Professor of Nanotechnology, Head of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials Division, and Chairperson of Upptech, The Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University; Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Switzerland

Peter Suter

Honorary Professor of Medicine and former Vice-Rector for Research, University of Geneva; Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK); former President of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences and of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences; former member of the Strategie-Kommission zur Exzellenzinitiative des Deutschen Wissenschaftsrates (WR) and of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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