25 November 2022

2022 Balzan Prizes presented in Rome

750,000 Swiss Francs (765,000 EUR, 810,000 USD, 666,000 GBP) for each of the four awards.
The winners must allocate half of the amount to research projects.

At the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome, the Balzan Prizes 2022 were presented today to:
Martha C. Nussbaum for Moral Philosophy,
Philip V. Bohlman for Ethnomusicology,
Robert Langer for Biomaterials for Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering,
Dorthe Dahl-Jensen and Johannes (Hans) Oerlemans for Glaciation and Ice Sheet Dynamics.

The amount of each of the four annual Prizes is 750,000 Swiss Francs (approx. 765,000 EUR, 810,000 USD, 666,000 GBP); the Prizewinners must destine half of the prize to finance research projects that are carried out by young scholars or scientists.

The ceremony took place in the presence of the Presidents of the International Balzan Foundation “Prize”, Alberto Quadrio Curzio (opening speech: see video below), 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.

After the ceremony, the Prizewinners were received at the Quirinal Palace by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.

The 2022 Awards Ceremony was preceded by the Balzan Prizewinners Interdisciplinary Forum, at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Palazzo Corsini) on Thursday 24 November. This was an occasion for public debate on major topics derived from the subject areas of this year’s prizes.


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