Acceptance Speech – Bern, 17.11.2023 (Video – French)


Jean-Jacques Hublin

2023 Balzan Prize for Evolution of Humankind: Paleoanthropology

For the importance of his discoveries in the field, notably that of the oldest Homo sapiens in Africa; for his ability to synthesise data from cutting-edge technologies; for his skills in organising scientific teams, notably as head of the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig; and for his qualities as a teacher and populariser.

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