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22 Feb, 2017, 15:13 ET The BBVA Foundation distinguishes the Turkish economist Daron Acemoglu for establishing the key role of institutions in fostering economic development

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category goes, in this ninth edition, to Daron Acemoglu,...


31 Jan, 2017, 14:25 ET The BBVA Foundation distinguishes Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna and Francisco Mojica, instigators of the CRISPR "revolution" in genome editing

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category is shared, in this ninth edition, by Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer...


24 Jan, 2017, 20:51 ET The BBVA Foundation distinguishes David Cox and Bradley Efron for revolutionizing statistics and making it into an indispensable tool for other sciences

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category goes, in this ninth edition, to mathematicians David Cox and...


17 Jan, 2017, 16:12 ET The BBVA Foundation bestows its award on the architect of the first machines capable of learning in the same way as the human brain

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category goes, in this ninth edition, to...


18 Feb, 2014, 09:10 ET Elhanan Helpman wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for explaining how the behavior of firms and investments shapes the global marketplace

The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category goes to Elhanan Helpman for his...


11 Feb, 2014, 10:29 ET Reich wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his renewal of musical language, marrying the popular with high culture and the European tradition with African and Asian traditional music

The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category goes to American composer Steve Reich for...


04 Feb, 2014, 10:17 ET Paul R. Ehrlich wins the Frontiers of Knowledge Award for demonstrating that interaction between organisms is the main driver of biodiversity generation

 The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category goes to entomologist Paul...


28 Jan, 2014, 11:19 ET Adrian Bird wins the Frontiers of Knowledge Award for mapping gene activation and introducing new prospects to cure neurological disorders

 The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category goes to British biochemist Adrian Bird, "for his...


14 Jan, 2014, 11:30 ET Marvin Minsky, founding father of artificial intelligence, wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category

 The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category goes to American...


09 Jan, 2014, 13:10 ET Christopher Field wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for revealing the utility of ecosystem management as a weapon against climate change

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category has gone in this sixth edition to U.S. biologist Christopher Field,...


20 Jun, 2013, 17:47 ET BBVA Foundation transforms its Frontiers of Knowledge Awards ceremony into a tribute to the scientific and creative communities

 The presentation ceremony of the fifth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, which took place this evening in the Marques de...


26 Feb, 2013, 13:48 ET The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) takes the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category

 The fifth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category goes to the Drugs for Neglected...


20 Feb, 2013, 08:46 ET Paul Milgrom wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his contributions to auction theory and industrial organization

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category goes in this fifth edition to U.S....


12 Feb, 2013, 16:32 ET Boulez wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for the influence of his compositions and his engagement with musical thought and transmission

 The fifth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category goes to Pierre Boulez, in...


05 Feb, 2013, 12:24 ET The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Jane Lubchenco for experimentally characterizing marine ecosystems and providing the science behind the design of protected areas

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category has been granted in this fifth edition to...


29 Jan, 2013, 11:49 ET The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Coleman and Friedman, discoverers of the appetite hormone

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category has been granted in this fifth edition to chemist Douglas Coleman...


22 Jan, 2013, 16:35 ET Daubechies and Mumford win the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for work in pure mathematics that has influenced fields of application like data compression and medical imaging

MADRID, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category has been granted jointly...


15 Jan, 2013, 15:06 ET Lotfi Zadeh, inventor of fuzzy logic, wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for enabling computers and machines to behave and decide like human beings

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) category has been granted in this fifth...


10 Jan, 2013, 16:25 ET Susan Solomon wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for establishing the links between atmosphere, climate and human activity

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes in this fifth edition to U.S. scientist Susan Solomon for...


16 Nov, 2011, 15:45 ET BBVA Foundation Unites the Efforts of Massachusetts General Hospital and Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Biomarker Research for Personalized Cancer Therapies

The BBVA Foundation announced an agreement to underwrite a joint effort between Massachusetts General Hospital and Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron...


28 Jan, 2010, 12:44 ET Zare and Fisher Win the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences for Rendering Molecules Visible and Analyzing Their Collective Behavior

The 2009 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category goes to physicist and chemist Richard N. Zare, of Stanford...


26 Jan, 2010, 13:20 ET Kailath Wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Information and Communication Technologies for Breaking Through the Barrier of Chip Miniaturization

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category goes in this second edition to engineer...


19 Jan, 2010, 14:08 ET Klaus Hasselmann Wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Identifying the Human Imprint on Climate Change

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes in this second edition to German physicist and mathematician...