15 November 2019

Balzan Prizes 2019 awarded in Bern

750,000 Swiss Francs (approx. €680 000, $760 000, GBP 620 000) for each of the four subjects.
Prizewinners must allocate half of the amount to research projects

>> VIDEO Ceremony (Youtube)

Today, During the Awards Ceremony at the Federal Palace in Berne, this year’s Balzan Prizes were presented to:

  • Jacques Aumont (France) for Film Studies,
  • Michael Cook (UK) for Islamic Studies,
  • Luigi Ambrosio (Italy) for Theory of Partial Differential Equations,
  • the research group composed by Erika von Mutius, Klaus F. Rabe, Werner Seeger and Tobias Welte of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) (Germany), for Pathophysiology of respiration: from basic sciences to the bedside.

the President of the National Council of the Swiss Confederation Marina Carobbio presented the parchments to the 2019 Prizewinners; the Presidents of the Balzan Foundation “Prize” and “Fund”, Enrico Decleva and Gisèle Girgis-Musy, delivered the official speeches.

The Ceremony was preceded, on Thursday 14 November, by the Balzan Prizewinners Interdisciplinary Forum, a public event dedicated to the Balzan Prize subject areas for the current year, with the Prizewinners playing the prominent role.

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