The Balzan Prizes 2020 were presented today in Rome by the President of the Italian Republic. During the ceremony, which took place at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the prizes were presented to
The ceremony, postponed due to the pandemic emergency, took place in the presence of the Presidents of the International Balzan Foundation “Prize”, Alberto Quadrio-Curzio, and the International Balzan Foundation “Fund”, Gisèle Girgis-Musy. In accordance with the ceremony’s usual formalities, each Prizewinner, introduced in turn by Luciano Maiani, Chairman of the General Prize Committee, gave a speech of acceptance and thanks.
The amount of each of the four annual Prizes is 750,000 Swiss Francs (€ 710,000; $818,000; £605,000); the Prizewinners must destine half of the prize to finance research projects that are carried out by young scholars or scientists.
Discorso del Presidente della Fondazione Balzan “Premio”