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Princess of Asturias Awards

02/25/2020

Mario Bunge, Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, has died

The Jury has bestowed the Award in 1982 for “had contributed to analysis and laying the theoretical foundations in the field of Natural and Social Sciences”

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Mario Bunge, 1982 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, has died.

As stated in the Minutes of the Jury, he was granted the Award for “had contributed to analysis and laying the theoretical foundations in the field of Natural and Social Sciences with a long series of works, which have greatly influenced research carried out in these subjects both in Spain and in Spanish America.”

Chaired by José Ferrater Mora, the Jury was made up of Carlos Luis Álvarez, Luis María Ansón, Luis Michelena, Guillermo Luca de Tena, José Ortega Spottorno, and Pedro Saínz Rodríguez and Juan Cueto Alas, as acting secretary.

The Awards Ceremony, which took place on 2nd October, and was presided over by TM The King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía and the then Prince of Asturias, HM King Felipe VI. Besides the address by His Majesty, the speeches at the ceremony were given by Severo Ochoa, on behalf of the members of the juries, Gonzalo Torrente Ballester and Graciano García, then Director of the Prince of Asturias Foundation.

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