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 in the second half of the twentieth century.

From his first work, Les Intellectuels au Moyen Âge (1956) to his last, Faut-il vraiment découper l'histoire en tranches? (2015), he published more than thirty books and edited fifteen others. Throughout his career, he discovered and explored new fields of research - innovations such as his studies of

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Present - Contemporary Music

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta, 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 appeal of music and through it to bring peace

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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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