Laureates 2009

Past Astrophysics-History of the Universe

Paolo de Bernardis

Paolo de Bernardis

Paolo de Bernardis is Professor of Physics at the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy. His fields of expertise are Experimental Astrophysics and Cosmology,

  in particular the study of cosmic microwave background. He was a member of the second, fourteenth and eighteenth dispatch of the National Program for Research in Antarctica and in the OASIS and the BOOMERANG programs.

Prof. de Bernardis was the Principal Investigator of the Italian

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Andrew E. Lange (July 1957 – January 2010)

Andrew E. Lange (July 1957 – January 2010)

Andrew E. Lange, Goldberger Professor of Physics at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Prof. Lange was known for the discovery of the large-scale spatial geometry of the universe being spatially flat, of its total mass-energy density having a "critical" value and for major byproducts of this discovery.

He confirmed the existence of a negative-pressure dark energy pervading the universe; provided evidence for an inflationary

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Paul Richards

Paul Richards


Paul Richards is Professor of the Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley. Prof. Richards is known for the discovery of  the large-scale spatial geometry of the universe being spatially flat, and confirmation of the existence of a negative-pressure dark energy pervading the universe (as first suggested by supernova observations). Prof. Richards provided evidence for an inflationary epoch at the beginning of the universe, and

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Present Leadership

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) Blair, former British Prime Minister, is one of the most outstanding statesmen of our era.

From the time he assumed leadership of the British Labor Party in 1994 until he stepped down as prime minister in 2007, he showed exceptional intelligence and foresight, and demonstrated moral courage and leadership.


Tony Blair has consistently asked the important questions and thought deeply about the interconnected world of

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Future Global Public Health

Robert C. Gallo

Robert C. Gallo

Robert C. Gallo, MD, is the Director, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

 Robert Gallo's medical research career has involved two long stints, the first at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, USA; and the second as the Director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

 


From the outset of

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