THE BALZAN PRIZEWINNERS 2012 (September 2012)

The Balzan Prizewinners 2012 were proclaimed today in a public announcement:
Ronald Dworkin (USA), New York University, for Jurisprudence
Reinhard Strohm (Germany), University of Oxford (UK), for Musicology
Kurt Lambeck (Australia), Australian National University, for Solid Earth Sciences, with emphasis on interdisciplinary research.
David Baulcombe (UK), University of Cambridge, for Epigenetics.

The names of the 2012 Prizewinners 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 Rome on November 14) were presented by four prestigious members of the General Prize Committee:

The amount of each of the four 2012 Balzan Prizes are 750.000 Swiss Francs (approx. €, $, £). 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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