World Cultural Council
32nd Award Ceremony
Announcement of 2015 Winners
Professor Dr. Ewine Fleur van Dishoeck, Professor of Molecular Astrophysics at the Leiden Observatory, University of Leiden, the Netherlands has been selected as the winner of the 2015 ALBERT EINSTEIN World Award of Science
This award was created as a means of recognising men and women whose exceptional scientific and technological achievements have brought progress to science and ensuing benefit to mankind.
With regard to the criterion of bringing "true benefit and wellbeing to mankind", the jury highlighted Prof. van Dishoeck´s fundamental discoveries that have contributed to our understanding of our universe at the atomic level.
The 2015 LEONARDO DA VINCI World Award of Arts will be granted to Professor Dr. Milton Masciadri, Professor of Music at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia, USA. This prize is presented every two years as a means of acknowledging those who offer a positive message to mankind through different expressions of art.
The recognition is for Prof. Masciadri's extraordinary and multi-faceted career as a performing artist, cultural ambassador, educator, international leader and author. In particular, his contributions towards disseminating culture as a UNESCO Artist for Peace and his extensive work mentoring and teaching new generations of young musicians.
The 32nd Award Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Winter Graduation ceremonies of the University of Dundee, Scotland on Thursday 19th November 2015. The ALBERT EINSTEIN Award and WCC Special Recognitions in Science will be presented in the morning session, while the LEONARDO DA VINCI Award and WCC Special Recognitions in Arts will be conferred in the afternoon session. [+] information
For further details on the programme please visit: http://wccawards2015.org/