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Feb 22, 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,...


Jan 31, 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...


Jan 24, 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...


Jan 17, 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...


Feb 18, 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...


Feb 11, 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...


Feb 04, 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...


Jan 28, 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...


Jan 14, 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...


Jan 09, 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,...


Jun 20, 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...


Feb 26, 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...


Feb 20, 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....


Feb 12, 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...


Feb 05, 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...


Jan 29, 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...


Jan 22, 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...


Jan 15, 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...


Jan 10, 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...


Nov 16, 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...


Jan 28, 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...


Jan 26, 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...


Jan 19, 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...