Balzan Prizes 2010 awarded in Rome (November 2010)

The Balzan Prizes for 2010 were presented on November 19 by the President of the Italian Republic. During the ceremony, which took place at the Palazzo del Quirinale, the prizes were presented to:   
Manfred Brauneck (Germany, University of Hamburg), for The History of Theatre in All Its Aspects,
Carlo Ginzburg  (Italy, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)  for European History, 1400-1700,  Jacob Palis (Brazil, Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro) for  Mathematics (pure or applied),  
Shinya Yamanaka (Japan, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, The J. David Gladstone Institute San Francisco) for  Stem Cells: Biology and Potential Applications. 
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.
 
The Ceremony was preceded, on Thursday 18 November, by the Balzan Prizewinners Interdisciplinary Forum 2010, which took place in  the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. The Forum was a public event dedicated to the Balzan Prize subject areas for 2010 with the four Prizewinners playing a prominent role with Members of the Balzan General Prize Committee and Members of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.

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