La Jornada – Announcing the winners of the 2020 and 2021 National Science Awards

Mexico City. The National Science Prizes for 2020 and 2021 were announced this afternoon in the Official Journal of the Union, as they were not awarded during those years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Among those receiving recognition in 2020 in the field of physical, mathematical and natural sciences is Juan Ángel Rivera Domarco, who served as INSP Director from 2017 to 2022.

His work in public health, promoting and improving the health of Mexicans, but also populations globally, has been recognized.

In the field of technology, innovation and design, Guillermina Ferro Flores of the National Institute of Nuclear Research and Jorge Anchieta Juárez – who has collaborated since 1989 at the Mexican Petroleum Institute – were honored and were considered in 2009 among the 100 Leaders of the World. Energy sector in Mexico.

The 2021 awards, in the field of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, were awarded to Lina Ruiz Azuara, Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry, academician at UNAM with the research field, where she is considered a leader in the country, Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry, where he works on the development of metal-based medicines.

In this field, Santiago Alberto Vergovski Solá, who is considered one of the country’s most prominent mathematicians and who has had a profound influence on global mathematics, was also recognized, according to information from UNAM.

In the field of Technology, Innovation and Design, the award was given to Refugio Rodríguez Vásquez, Doctor of Science, in the field of research in the field of environmental biotechnology, especially in the bioremediation of soil and water contaminated with hydrocarbons, ascaryls, pesticides and heavy metals.

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It was also published in the Department of Finance that the Education Sector, under the Ministry of Culture, for marketing and distribution activities of goods and services of an educational and cultural nature, as of the present day Sector in September.

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