Laureates 2016

Past - Social History - New Directions

Inga Clendinnen (August 1934 – September 2016)

Inga Clendinnen (August 1934 – September 2016)

Prof. Inga Clendinnen is an outstanding historian focusing on social history and the history of cultural encounters in the early modern period. Her innovative work has a transnational perspective and examines populations in situations of extreme violence.

Arlette Farge

Arlette Farge

Prof. Arlette Farge is a Professor at the Center for historical research, Paris.

Present - Combatting Poverty

Sir Anthony B. Atkinson (September 1944 – January 2017)

Sir Anthony B. Atkinson (September 1944 – January 2017)

Prof. Sir Anthony B. Atkinson is Centennial Professor, London School of Economics and Honorary Fellow Nuffield College, Oxford.

François Bourguignon

François Bourguignon

Prof. François Bourguignon, Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics. He is one of the world's leading scholars on poverty and inequality.

James J. Heckman

James J. Heckman

Prof. James J. Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago.

Future - Nanoscience

Paul Alivisatos

Paul Alivisatos

Prof. Paul Alivisatos is the University of California (UC) Berkeley's Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Chad A. Mirkin

Chad A. Mirkin

Prof. Chad A. Mirkin is the George B. Rathmann Prof. of Chemistry, Prof. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Prof. of Biomedical Engineering, Prof. of Materials Science and Engineering, and Prof. of Medicine and the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern

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Sir John Pendry

Sir John Pendry

Prof. Sir John Pendry FRS, the Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, is a condensed matter theorist.