A total of 48 candidates from 17 countries are competing for the Princess of Asturias Research Prize

Oviedo (Spain), May 31 (EFE).- A total of 48 candidates from 17 nationalities are competing for the Princess of Asturias Prize for Scientific and Technical Research, which will be decided next Wednesday, June 5, in the city of Oviedo (Spain). north).

This award recognizes “the work of advancing and perfecting research, discovery and/or invention in astronomy, astrophysics, medical sciences, technological sciences, earth and space sciences, life sciences, physics, mathematics and chemistry, as well as their corresponding disciplines.” For these fields and related technologies.

Last year, American biologists Jeffrey Gordon and Peter Greenberg were honored with this award, along with biochemist Bonnie L. Basler, of the same nationality, for their achievements in the search for new effective treatments against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

In previous editions, it was also awarded by AI experts Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun, Yoshua Bengio, and Demis Hassabis (2022), biochemists Emmanuel Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, and chemists Avelino Corma and Mark E. Davis, and Galen D. Stuckey, and physicists Peter Higgs. François Englert and neurologists Joseph Altman, Arturo Alvarez-Buella, and Giacomo Rizzolatti.

The jury will begin its deliberations next Tuesday, June 4, in Oviedo, the foundation’s headquarters, where the verdict will be announced on Wednesday.

The Scientific and Technical Research Prize will be the seventh to fail out of the eight prizes announced annually by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, so, having been named, in this 44th edition, only the Concordia Prize will remain to be awarded, on June 12.

In recent weeks, the Arts Prize was awarded to Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat, the Communication and Humanities Prize was awarded to French-Iranian cartoonist, director and illustrator Marjane Satrapi, and the Sports Prize was awarded to Spaniard. Badminton player Carolina Marin, the Social Sciences Prize for Canadian writer, writer, academic and former politician Michael Ignatieff, the Letters to Romanian Poet Anna Bandiana Prize, and the International Cooperation Prize of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI).

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The Princess of Asturias Awards Ceremony will be held, as usual, in October at an official ceremony in Oviedo, presided over by the Kings, who will be accompanied by Princess Leonor, heir to the crown, and her sister. Infanta Sofia.

These awards are named after one of the titles held by the heir to the Spanish crown.

Each award awards the Princess of Asturias a copy of a sculpture by Joan Miro – the representative symbol of the award – an accreditation diploma, a badge and a cash sum of fifty thousand euros. Evie


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