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Princess of Asturias Awards

03/14/2018

Stephen Hawking, Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, has died

He received the Award in 1989 for his “transcendental research work into the foundations of space and time” 

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Stephen Hawking, 1989 Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, has died.

As stated in the Minutes of the Jury, he was granted the Award for his “transcendental research work into the foundations of space and time, making known to mankind the latest scientific discoveries regarding the origins and destiny of the universe, and for the example of his response to the difficulties which adversity may place upon the human condition, thus contributing to the struggle in favour of progress and against ignorance.”

Chaired by Pedro de Silva, the Jury was made up of José Ramón Álvarez Rendueles, Agustín Antuña, Plácido Arango, Adolfo Barthe Aza, Claudio Boada, José Antonio Caicoya, José Cosmen Adelaida, Juan Cueto, Antonio Durán, José Ramón Fernández Cuevas, Feliciano Fuster, Francisco Goicoerrotea, Martín González del Valle, Juan Pedro Gómez Jaén, Juan de Herrera, Ignacio Herrero, Teodoro López-Cuesta, José López-Muñiz, José Lladó, José Antonio Martínez Álvarez, Aurelio Menéndez, Leopoldo Rodés, Santiago Rubio Sañudo, Román Suárez Blanco, Jaime Terceiro, Rodrigo Uría and Graciano García García, as acting secretary.

The Awards Ceremony, which took place on 21st October, was presided over by HM King Felipe VI, then Prince of Asturias. Besides the address by His Majesty, the speeches at the ceremony were given by Stephen Hawking, Jacques Delors, Mikhail Gorbachev and the then President of the Foundation, Plácido Arango  

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