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2014-02-11 12:23:54

- One of the leading exponents of the music of our time, Steve Reich has, in the words of the jury, reinvented the form of the concert and musical theater, blurring the divide between genres MADRID, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category goes to American composer Steve Reich for "bringing forth a new conception of music, based on the use of pragmatic elements from everyday life and others...

2014-02-04 12:21:21

- He was the first to describe a case of co-evolution - between butterflies and plants - and how it may contrive to generate biological diversity MADRID, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category goes to entomologist Paul Ehrlich, Professor of Biology at Stanford University (United States), for having "contributed key conceptual advances in the science of ecology and conservation...

2014-01-28 12:29:40

-- Bird identified DNA regions where genes are activated, a fundamental contribution in the field of epigenetics, which studies how environmental factors influence diseases such as cancer MADRID, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category goes to British biochemist Adrian Bird, "for his discoveries in the field of epigenetics." Bird's achievements includes mapping DNA regions where genes are activated by...

2014-01-14 12:29:42

- The artificial intelligence field, in which Minsky is a towering figure, has contributed decisively to enlarging the role of computers - from calculating machines to universal machines - and facilitating more intuitive forms of interaction between people and computer devices MADRID, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category goes to American scientist Marvin Minsky,...

2014-01-09 12:23:39

-- The Climate Change category leads off the sixth edition of the awards MADRID, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category has gone in this sixth edition to U.S. biologist Christopher Field, Director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science and a professor at Stanford University (United States), for discovering the importance of ecosystems and their effective management in the...

2013-02-26 16:26:27

- DNDi, in the words of the jury, has "developed and delivered new, effective and affordable treatments for poverty related diseases." MADRID, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category goes to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) for "developing and delivering new, effective and affordable treatments for poverty related diseases including Chagas disease, sleeping sickness,...

2013-02-12 16:22:43

MADRID, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category goes to Pierre Boulez, in recognition that "he is not only an eminent composer, with a determinedly forward vision, but also a key figure engaging in every aspect of musical reflection and transmission," in the words of the award citation. "The sum of his activities," the jury concludes, "evidences an acute awareness of the artist's...

2013-02-05 12:23:40

MADRID, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category has been granted in this fifth edition to U.S. marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco for her experimental work, which has advanced understanding of coastal ecosystems and laid the scientific groundwork for the design of marine reserves. Lubchenco, in the words of the jury's citation, "has been a leader in establishing marine reserves based on solid principles of...

2013-01-29 12:28:09

MADRID, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category has been granted in this fifth edition to chemist Douglas Coleman and physician Jeffrey Friedman for "revealing the existence of the genes involved in the regulation of appetite and body weight, a discovery crucial to our understanding of human pathologies such as obesity," in the words of the prize jury. Their work showed conclusively that leptin is a hormone made by fat which...

2013-01-22 16:26:32

MADRID, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category has been granted jointly to mathematicians Ingrid Daubechies and David Mumford "for their works in pure mathematics, which have strongly influenced diverse fields of application ranging from data compression to pattern recognition," in the words of the jury's citation. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...