THE BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS 2011 (September 2011)

The names of the 2011 Balzan Prizewinners were proclaimed today in a public announcement:

Peter Brown
(Ireland), Princeton University (USA), for Ancient History (The Graeco-Roman World)
Bronislaw Baczko (Poland), University of Geneva (Switzerland), for Enlightenment Studies
Russell Lande (USA), Imperial College, London (UK), for Theoretical Biology or Bioinformatics
Joseph Silk (UK/USA), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (USA), for The Early Universe (From the Planck Time to the First Galaxies).

The Balzan Prizewinners 2011 were announced today in Milan by the Chairman of the Balzan General Prize Committee, Salvatore Veca, together with the President of the Balzan “Prize” Foundation, Ambassador Bruno Bottai, at the Corriere della Sera Foundation.  The profiles of the winners and the citations (the Prizes will be presented during the award ceremony to be held in Berne on November 18) were presented by four prestigious members of the General Prize Committee:

The amount of each of the four 2012 Balzan Prizes will be 750.000 Swiss Francs (approx. €670,000, $950,000, £585,000)
Half of the amount received by the winner of each of the four prizes must be destined to research work, preferably involving young scholars and researchers.

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