Laureates 2007

Past - Historians - Authors of Major Works of History

Jacques Le Goff (January 1924 – April 2014)

Jacques Le Goff  (January 1924 – April 2014)

Jacques Le Goff has been recognized as one of the leading historians of the European Middle Ages over the past fifty years.

From his first work, Les intellectuels au Moyen Age (1956) to his most recent one, Heros et merveilles du Moyen Age (2005), he published more than thirty books and edited fifteen others. Most of them have been translated from French into other languages. Throughout his career, he discovered and explored new fields of

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Present - Contemporary Music

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta, who has just celebrated his 70th birthday, is one of the world`s leading conductors. He is a vivid symbol of today`s cross-cultural world and a living proof of the power of music to bridge different cultures and to break social and political barriers.

His tremendous sense of social responsibility has taken his music from India to Buchenwald - from Sarajevo to the Palestinian territories. He has sought to develop the universal

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Pascal Dusapin

Pascal Dusapin

Pascal Dusapin (born in 1955) is an outstanding figure within the world of contemporary music, where he is regularly performed by highly specialized ensembles and is a leader working with the most prestigious musical institutions.

In the last five years, he has received commissions from La Scala, Paris Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic. Beethovenfest in Bonn, the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, the

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Future - Quest for Energy

James Hansen

James Hansen

Dr. Hansen, affiliated with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, is one of the small handful of scientists whose detailed and persistent scientific work has brought about a change in the public perception of planet Earth through a broad study of the forces that control the escape of energy to space, and the origin and planetary response to these forces.

Among his specific seminal contributions to climate research are

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Sarah Kurtz & Jerry Olson

Sarah Kurtz & Jerry Olson

Over the past two decades Sarah R. Kurtz and Jerry M. Olson have made exceptional and profound contributions to the field of photovoltaic energy. Both are Principal Scientists, III-V Materials and Devices Group, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado in the USA.

These contributions have the potential to alleviate the world's impending energy crisis. Their key contribution has been the development of the GaInP/GaAs

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