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Laureates Announced 2018

 

The 2018 Dan David Prize Laureates in the Three Time Dimensions are:

 

Past Time Dimension - History of Science 

Prof. Lorraine Daston
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Berlin, Germany

Prof. Evelyn Fox Keller
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boston, MA, USA

Prof. Simon Schaffer
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom 

Present Time Dimension- Bioethics 

Prof. Ezekiel Emanuel
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Prof. Jonathan Glover
King's College London
London, United Kingdom 

Baroness Mary Warnock
London, United Kingdom 

Future Time Dimension - Personalized Medicine 

Prof. Carlo Croce
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA

Prof. Mary-Claire King
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA

Prof. Bert Vogelstein
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, USA

First civilizations of Greece are revealing their stories to science

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For the first time, scientists have obtained and analyzed genome sequences from the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans, who lived three to five thousand years ago and were Europe's first civilized people.

The new analysis suggests that the Minoans and Mycenaeans share a great deal of their genetic heritage, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator David Reich and colleagues report August 2 in the journal Nature. The research adds richness to our understanding of these cultures, which are mostly known from archeology and ancient literature, Reich says.

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Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni wins Dan David Prize

18INTHVLRSHRINIVASKULKARNI Prof. Shrinivas Kulkarni (file photo) | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

For his contributions in the field of astronomy.

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize for his contribution in the field of astronomy.

He is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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Liebe zum Fortschritt

28877.jpgUnter den diesjährigen Ausgezeichneten ist auch ein Forscher vom Max-Planck-Institut in Leipzig

Der ehemalige US-Vizepräsident Al Gore, die Regisseure Joel und Ethan Coen, Wikipedia-Gründer Jimmy Wales und Robert Gallo, einer der Entdecker des Aids-Virus: So unterschiedlich sie sind, sie alle zählen zu jenen herausragenden Persönlichkeiten, die in den vergangenen Jahren den Dan-David-Preis entgegennehmen durften. Der Preis, jährlich vergeben seit 2002, soll innovative und interdisziplinäre Spitzenforschung fördern sowie »universelle Werte« wie »Kreativität, Gerechtigkeit, Demokratie und Fortschritt« ehren. 

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How Many Human Species Did Our Ancestors Have Sex With?

3795455737.jpgMaybe a lot, says Prof. Svante Pääbo, father of paleogenetics and Dan David laureate, who also explains what ‘You have 2% Neanderthal DNA’ actually means

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