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Princess of Asturias Awards

06/18/2021

The jury meeting for the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

48 nominations encompassing 17 different nationalities are in the running for this Award, the seventh of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, which are now in their 41st edition

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The meeting of the Jury responsible for awarding the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, the seventh of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on 23rd June. The awards will be bestowed this year for the 41st time in their history. Forty-eight nominations encompassing seventeen different nationalities, have been nominated for this award.

Due to the situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jury meetings are planned to be held via videoconference. The Jury’s acting secretary will be appointed by the Foundation, as established in the Regulations for the Awards. Furthermore, its chairperson will be the same as in the previous edition so as to facilitate the holding of the meeting, as approved by the institution’s Board of Trustees.

As stated in the Regulations, the Princess of Asturias Awards are aimed at rewarding “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. In keeping with these principles, the Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research shall be aimed at recognizing “the work of fostering and advancing research, discovery and/or invention in the field of mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics, physics, chemistry, life sciences, medical sciences, earth and space sciences or technological sciences, including those disciplines corresponding to each of these fields as well as their related technologies.”

The Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolizing the accolade, a diploma, an insignia and a cash prize of €50,000.

The Jury’s decision will be announced at the end of the meeting that same Wednesday morning/early afternoon via a press release and on the Foundation’s website and social networks. A recording of the reading of the Minutes of the Jury by its chairperson will also be made available to the media via the Virtual Press Room.

Jury composition

The jury will be made up of the following members:

  • Pedro Miguel Echenique Landiríbar (acting president)
  • Santiago García Granda (acting secretary)
  • Juan Luis Arsuaga Ferreras
  • César Cernuda Rego
  • Juan Ignacio Cirac Sasturáin
  • Elena García Armada
  • Clara Grima Ruiz
  • Jerónimo López Martínez
  • María Inmaculada Martínez Rubio
  • Amador Menéndez Velázquez
  • Sir Salvador Moncada
  • Concepción Alicia Monje Micharet
  • Ginés Morata Pérez
  • Enrique Moreno González
  • Lluis Quintana Murci
  • Peregrina Quintela Estévez
  • Inés Rodrigo Hidalgo
  • Manuel Toharia Cortés
  • María Vallet Regí

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