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Princess of Asturias Awards

05/27/2016

The jury meeting for the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

34 nominations from 16 different countries are in the running for this award, the fourth of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their XXXVI edition 

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The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2016 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, the fourth of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on May 31st and June 1st. The awards will be bestowed this year for the XXXVI edition in their history.

As stated in the Statutes of the Foundation, the Princess of Asturias Awards are aimed at rewarding “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. In keeping with these principles, the Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research shall be conferred on those “whose research findings and/or inventions represent an outstanding contribution to the progress and welfare of humanity in the fields of Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences and Technological Sciences, including those disciplines corresponding to each of these fields and their related techniques”.

Thirty-four candidatures, from Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Spain, have been nominated for this award.

The Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolising the accolade, a cash prize of €50,000, a diploma and an insignia.

Members of the juries will hold an initial meeting with the media at 11 A.M. (GMT+2:00) on Tuesday 31st in the “Salón de Consejos” of the hotel (on the first floor), immediately prior to being formally convened and starting their deliberations. The jury will then elect a president from amongst them. The jury secretary will be appointed by the Foundation.

Their decision will be made public at 12 noon (GMT+2:00) on Wednesday June 1st in the “Salón Covadonga” of the hotel (on the ground floor), and jury members will then be available for interviews.

The reading of the jury’s decision will be transmitted via Hispasat satellite (America and Europe). In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website: www.fpa.es

Jury composition

The Jury, which is to meet at the Reconquista Hotel, will be made up of the following members:

  • Juan Luis Arsuaga Ferreras
  • Mara Dierssen Sotos
  • Pedro Miguel Echenique Landiríbar
  • Marián del Egido Rodríguez
  • Luis Fernández-Vega Sanz
  • Cristina Garmendia Mendizábal
  • Álvaro Giménez Cañete
  • Bernardo Hernández González
  • José Antonio Martínez Álvarez
  • Clara Menéndez Santos
  • Amador Menéndez Velázquez
  • Ginés Morata Pérez
  • Enrique Moreno González
  • César Nombela Cano
  • Teresa Rodrigo Anoro
  • Inés Rodríguez Hidalgo
  • Marta Sanz Solé
  • Manuel Toharia Cortés
  • Vicente Gotor Santamaría (acting secretary)

technical data

Europa
  • Satélite: Hispasat 1D
  • Posición orbital: 30º West
  • Transpondedor: 87
  • Portadora: 7  
  • Frecuencia Rx: 11594.0 MHz  
  • Banda: Ku  
  • Polarización: Horizontal  
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 Megasímbolos/segundo  
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Codificación: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Formato: 16:9
América
  • Satélite: Hispasat 1E
  • Posición orbital: 30º West
  • Transpondedor: 133
  • Canal: Feed TSA
  • Frecuencia Rx: 12052 MHz
  • Banda: Ku
  • Polarización: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbols/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Codificación: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Formato: 16:9
  • Audio PID: 0x21
  • Vídeo PID: 0x30
  • PMT PID: 0x34

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appendix.- PREVIOUS AWARD-WINNERS

APPENDIX.- PREVIOUS LAUREATES

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