Laureates 2010

Past - March Towards Democracy

Giorgio Napolitano

Giorgio Napolitano

Giorgio Napolitano is the President of the Republic of Italy and is known for his dedication to the cause of Parliamentary democracy and his contribution to the rapprochement between the Italian Left and European Socialism.

 

Present - Literature: Rendition of the 20th Century

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
One of Canada's most renowned writers, Margaret Atwood is a prolific writer who has produced more than forty volumes of poetry, 

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh is an lndian-Bengali novelist whose work offers a panoramic treatment of twentieth-century history from a postcolonial perspective.

 

Future - Computers and Telecommunications

Leonard Kleinrock

Leonard Kleinrock
Prof. Leonard Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles is known as a "Father of the Internet".

Gordon E. Moore

Gordon E. Moore

Dr. Gordon E. Moore is a visionary. His

prediction in 1965, widely known as "Moore's Law",  stated that the number of  transistors on a chip will double about every two years. Moore's Law has become the guiding principle for the semiconductor industry to deliver ever-more-powerful chips while decreasing the cost of

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Michael O. Rabin

Michael O. Rabin

Prof. Michael O. Rabin, Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, Boston, and at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem,is one of the most prominent computer scientists of all time.

His contributions during the last 50 years have been very significant, and touched many areas in the foundations of Computer Science.

Rabin's work (with Dana Scott) on Finite Automata, started the entire research area of automata theory, that became the

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