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The Albert Einstein World Award of Science
was created as a means of recognition for scientists who have accomplished scientific and technological achievements which have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind. It is awarded annually.

 

Prof. Sir Paul NurseProf. Sir Paul Nurse
Place of Ceremony: 02 Oct 2013Ceremony Site: Singapure

ingapore, Singapore. October 2013. The members of the Interdisciplinary Committee have chosen Professor Sir Paul Nurse, as the winner of the 2013 ALBERT EINSTEIN World Award of Science for his outstanding and continuing career as a scientific leader, as well as his accomplishments as one of the world's leading biochemists and geneticists.

Prof. Michael GrätzelProf. Michael Grätzel
Place of Ceremony: April 18, 2012Ceremony Site: Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark. April 2012. Professor Michael Grätzel, Director of the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland received the 2012 Albert Einstein World Award of Science.

Prof. Geoffrey Alan OzinProf. Geoffrey Alan Ozin
Place of Ceremony: 10 Nov 2011Ceremony Site: Estonia

Tartu, Estonia. November, 2011. Professor Ozin received the 2011 Albert Einstein World Award of Science for his pioneering accomplishments in the field of nanochemistry that have helped to define and establish the rapidly expanding discipline, which has now become the cornerstone of modern chemistry.

Dr. Julio MontanerDr. Julio Montaner
Place of Ceremony: 08 Dec 2010Ceremony Site: Mexico

TOLUCA, ESTADO DE MEXICO, MEXICO. DECEMBER 2010. "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science will be presented to Dr. Julio Montaner.

Prof. Sir John HoughtonProf. Sir John Houghton
Place of Ceremony: 25 Nov 2009Ceremony Site: Belgium

Liège, Belgium, The 2009 "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science will be presented to Prof. Sir John Houghton, President of the John Ray Initiative, United Kingdom.

Prof. Ada YonathProf. Ada Yonath
Place of Ceremony: 11 Nov 2008 Ceremony Site: USA

Princeton, New Jersey. The World Cultural Council presented the 2008 "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science to Prof. Ada Yonath, Professor of Structural Biology and Director of the Helen & Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly, at the Weizmann Institute for Science in Israel.


Sir Prof. J. Fraser StoddartSir Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart
Place of Ceremony: 24 Nov 2007 Ceremony Site: Mexico

MONTERREY NUEVO LEON, MEXICO. The World Cultural Council presented the 2007 "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science to Sir Prof. Fraser Stoddart Professor of Chemistry and the Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.


Prof. Ahmed Zewail
Place of Ceremony: 28 Oct 2006 Ceremony Site: Mexico

Ahmed ZewailThis recognition is made by the members of the Interdisciplinary Committee of the World Cultural Council to Prof. Ahmed Zewail for his pioneering development of the new field femtoscience and for his seminal contributions to the revolutionary discipline of physical biology, creating new ways for better understanding the functional behavior of biological systems by directly visualizing them in the four dimensions of space and time.

John J. HopfieldProf. John J. Hopfield
Place of Ceremony: 12 Nov 2005 Ceremony Site: Mexico

Saltillo Coahula, Mexico. The World Cultural Council presented the 2005 "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science to Prof. John J. Hopfield, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, USA. The Award Ceremony took place at Saltillo, Coahuila, México, with the host of Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro.

Ralph J. CiceroneProf. Ralph J. Cicerone
Place of Ceremony: 08 Nov 2004 Ceremony Site: Liège

Lliege, Belgium, The World Cultural Council presented the 2004 "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science to Prof. Ralph J. Cicerone, Professor, Department of Earth System Science, and Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine. The Award Ceremony took place in Liège, Belgium with the host of the University of Liège, on November 8th 2004.

Martin ReesProf. Martin Rees
Place of Ceremony: 17 Nov 2003 Ceremony Site: Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland. The World Cultural Council presented the 2003 "Albert Einstein" World Award for Science to Prof. Martin Rees,Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics and Master of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge, UK. The Award Ceremony took place in Helsinki, Finland, the host being The University of Helsinki and the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters at the National Archives of Finland.

Daniel JanzenProf. Daniel Janzen
Place of Ceremony: 14 Nov 2002 Ceremony Sites: Dublin

Dublin, Ireland. The World Cultural Council presented the 2002 "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science to Prof. Daniel Janzen, Professor of Biology, Department of Biology at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. The Award Ceremony took place in Dublin, Ireland, the host being Trinity College of the University of Dublin.

Niels BirbaumerProf. Niels Birbaumer
Place of Ceremony: 21 Nov 2001 Ceremony Site: Utrecht

Utrect, The Netherlands. The World Cultural Council presented the 2001 "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science to Prof. Niels Birbaumer, Professor of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen, Germany. The Award Ceremony took place at Utrecht, The Netherlands, hosted by Utrecht University.

Prof. Frank Fenner
Frank FennerPlace of Ceremony: 01 Nov 2000 Ceremony Sites: Johannesburg

Professor at the John Curtin School at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. The members of the Interdisciplinary Committee of the World Cultural Council make this recognition for his valuable and pioneering contributions in the Biological Sciences field. This is a Prize offered to Prof. Fenner for his productive trajectory related to the work done in the medical sciences and his continue labour in the smallpox eradication campaign in connection to the World Health Organisation.

Dr. Robert Weinberg
Robert WeinbergPlace of Ceremony: 11 Nov 1999 Ceremony Site: Trondheim

Dr. Robert Weinberg, “Daniel K. Ludwing” Professor for Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science in Trondheim, Norway at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Dr, Weinberg major research consists in the discovery of the first human cancer-causing gene, his contributions in the field of Biomedical Sciences are related to the genetic and molecular basis of neoplastic disease.

Prof. Charles R. Goldman
Place of Ceremony: 19 Nov 1998 Ceremony Sites: Wellington

Charles R. GoldmanNew Zealand, the Victoria University of Wellington and the World Cultural Council presented the 1998 "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science to Prof. Charles R. Goldman, Professor of Limnology, due to remarkable and diverse contributions to scientific research and conservation during his 40 year professional career.

In particular Prof, Goldman’s research of 39 years on Lake Tahoe, and the environmental research program he created and sustained, that prompted members of the international sciences community to honour him.

Prof. Jean-Marie Ghuysen
Place of Ceremony: 12 Nov 1997 Ceremony Site: Bangkok

Jean-Marie GhuysenHer Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn representing the World Cultural Council recognised Prof. Jean-Marie Ghuysen with the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science during the Award Ceremony of the World Cultural Council in Bangkok, Thailand for his valuable and pioneering contributions in the field of antibacterial chemotherapy.

His research has been decisive in opening avenues of scientific exploration both in Liege and internationally and his capital discovery: the structure of the bacterial cell wall.

Alec JeffreysProf. Alec Jeffreys
Place of Ceremony: 23 Nov 1996 Ceremony Sites: Oxford

The University of Oxford hosted the 1996 Award Ceremony. Prof. Alec Jeffreys who was the discoverer of DNA fingerprinting received the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science. This award was delivered to him in recognition of his valuable and pioneering contributions to Biological Sciences specifically in the field of Genetics.

Prof. Herbert H. Jasper
Herbert H. JasperPlace of Ceremony: 16 Dic 1995 Ceremony Site: Mexico

One of the founder of modern neuroscience, Prof. Herbert H. Jasper received the "Albert Einstein" Award of Science. His entire research career has been characterised by a succession of innovative discoveries, has served to start unveiling the mysteries of the brain and has also contributed to the understanding of the specificity of normal cortical functions in the control of the motricity.


Prof. Sherwood Rowland
Place of Ceremony: 19 Sep 1994 Ceremony Site: France

Sherwood RowlandDuring the celebration of the 14th International Conference on Environmental and Computer Science of CODATA/ICSU in Chambery, France. The "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science was delivered to Prof. Sherwood Rowland for his remarkable contributions to the environmental sciences, specially his discovery that chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) deplete stratopheric ozone presented hard evidence that chemical pollutants in the atmosphere can induce changes in the environment on global scale. One year later he was awarded with the Nobel Prize.

Prof. Ali Javan
Ali JavanPlace of Ceremony: 19 Dic 1993 Ceremony Site: Mexico

Received the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science at the Palace of Fine Arts in México City in recognition to his more than 30 years of research into the physics of lasers he received the Award. His work has been remarkable for his pioneering contributions to the field of stimulated emission of light, especially for his invention of the gas laser, an optical device of unparalleled applicability to scientific research and to a myriad of practical applications.

Prof. Raymond U. Lemieux
Raymond U. LemieuxPlace of Ceremony: 1992 Memory Site: Canada

The Interdisciplinary Committee of the World Cultural Council selected Prof. Raymond U. Lemieux Professor Emeritus of the University of Alberta, as the winner of the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science for his contributions for more than 40 years of research into the chemistry of carbohydrates. His work has been the key factor in converting this area of research from and academic specialisation to one of great practical significance in important fields as blood typing and medical chemistry.

Prof. Albert Fleckenstein
Albert FleckensteinPlace of Ceremony: 14 Nov 1991 / 27 Nov 1991 Memori Site: Australia

The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia acted as host to recognise Prof. Albert Fleckenstein for his work in the field of cardiovascular physiology, specifically his pioneering investigations of transmembrane calcium channels in heart and vascular smooth muscle fibres, led him to discover the new pharmacological family of “calcium antagonists” he received the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science in this occasion.

Prof. Gustav Nossal
Gustav NossalPlace of Ceremony: 22 Nov 1990 Ceremony Site: Zurich

Professor of Medical Biology at the University of Melbourne, Australia was granted with the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science. Many contributions to immunology, his discovery of the cellular basis of antibody formation proved to be the keystone for the general framework of thinking about the immune response now accepted by immunologists world wide.


Dr. Martin Kamen
Place of Ceremony: 08 Nov 1989 Ceremony Site: USA

Martin KamenThe Official Awarding Ceremony took place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Among the many pioneering contributions to biochemistry done by Dr. Martin Kamen, winner of the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science, the best know is his 1940 discovery, in collaboration with S. Ruben at the Radiation Laboratory of the University of California at Berkeley, of the Long-lived radioactive carbon isotope 14C. The availability of this isotope, and its use as a tracer was one of the most important single factors in the development of the field of molecular biology.

Prof. Margaret Burbidge
Place of Ceremony: 19 Nov 1988 Ceremony Site: Mexico

Margaret BurbidgeIn 1988 the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City and the National Polytechnic Institute acted as host to the World Cultural Council, Prof. Margaret Burbidge, was selected as the recipient of the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science in recognition to her fundamental contributions to several areas of astrophysics, namely: the stellar composition of stars spectroscopy of normal galaxies, properties, rotations, and masses of stars and the physical properties, energy sources and radiation mechanisms of quasars. Prof. Burbidge is widely acknowledged for her work on the theory of quasars.

Hugh E. HuxleyProf. Hugh E. Huxley
Place of Ceremony: 26 Nov 1987 Ceremony Site: Heidelberg

Prof. Hugh Huxley, from England received the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science at the University of Heidelberg, Germany for his contributions to molecular biology, notably his classic work in the field of muscle biology.


Dr. Monkombu S. Swaminathan
Place of Ceremony: 06 Nov 1986 Ceremony Site: Mexico

Monkombu S. SwaminathanThe University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, México works together with the World Cultural Council to honour Dr. Monkombu S. Swaminathan as the winner of the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science he received the award for his contributions to plant genetics and his influence on international agricultural development. By many he is regarded as the co-author of the Green Revolution in Asia together with Dr. Norman Borlaug Founder Member of the World Cultural Council.


Werner StummProf. Werner Stumm
Place of Ceremony: 21 Nov 1985 Ceremony Site: Stockholm

The World Cultural Council celebrated with the host of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden the Award Ceremony. Prof. Werner Stumm received the "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science in recognition to his contributions to environmental science and his significant influence to the implementation of water pollution control measures in Switzerland as well as in other countries.

Ricardo BressaniDr. Ricardo Bressani
Place of Ceremony: 29 Nov 1984 Ceremony Site: Mexico

The "Albert Einstein" World Award of Science is delivered by first time, in 1984 in Monterrey, México. The price is granted to Dr. Ricardo Bressani, a Guatemalan research scientist at the Instituto de Nutrición de Centro America y Panama for his contributions to the improvement of human nutrition in Latin America as well as for his efforts to increase agricultural production in the same region.

 
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