Lifetime achievement award:
Giorgio Parisi (University of Rome I, La Sapienza) & Vincenzo Balzani (University of Bologna).
Mid-career achievement award:
Michela Matteoli (University of Milan).
25 November 2013
Chair judge, Luciano Maiani
I want to express to the President of the Republic, Honorable Giorgio Napolitano, the gratitude of the Selection Committee and my staff for choosing to be present at this ceremony. It is important recognition for research that comforts us and gives us hope for the future of science in Italy. Read on
I would also like to thank the journal Nature for having established this award, which has the great merit of drawing attention to a fundamental task of scientists, passing the research torch to the next generation, so that by standing on our weak shoulders, they might see farther than we did. Read on
First of all, I would like to thank the President of the Republic, who honours us with his presence, for his continued commitment to science and culture in general. I would also like to thank the leaders of the journal Nature for wanting to present their prestigious award here, in the place that best represents Italy. Read on
In 1992 after a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University, I opened my own laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology at the CNR Center of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, in Milan. My group’s research has always been focused on studying synapses, the fundamental brain structures that mediate the transfer of information between nerve cells, controlling all body functions and all aspects of cognition, including attention, perception, and learning. Read on
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