Prizes and Awards: 2010

The European Research Council (ERC) funds top researchers who engage in pioneering research, at the frontier of knowledge in their field. Congratulations to ERC grantees who received international scientific prizes and awards in 2010. Some of them are listed below.

Konstantin NOVOSELOV

University of Manchester 

NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS 2010

ERC Starting Grant 2007: Physics and applications of graphene (GRAPHENE)
Prof. Novoselov received the prize together with his colleague Prof. Andre Geim "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene".
ERC Press release - More information on the Nobel Prize website

David BAULCOMBE 

University of Cambridge

UKWOLF PRIZE IN AGRICULTURE

ERC Advanced Grant 2008: RNA silencing in regulation and evolution (REVOLUTION)
The Wolf Prizes are awarded annually in several disciplines by the Wolf Foundation that aims to promote science and art for the benefit of mankind.
More information on the Prize

Jason W CHIN

Medical Research Council, London, UK

EMBO GOLD MEDAL

ERC Starting Grant 2007: Encoded Cellular Synthesis of Unnatural Biopolymers (ECSUB)
The EMBO Gold Medal is awarded annually and highlights the quality of molecular biology research being performed by young European research scientists.
More information on the Medal

Michael GRÄTZEL

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

MILLENIUM AWARD

ERC Advanced Grant 2009: Mesoscopic Junctions for Light Energy Harvesting and Conversion (MESOLIGHT)
The Millenium Award is one of the world's biggest technology prizes, awarded every second years "to highlight innovations that assist and enrich our everyday lives today as well as in the future."
More information on the Award

Ilkka HANSKI

University of Helsinki, Finland

EUROPEAN LATSIS PRIZE

ERC Advanced Grant 2008: Ecological, molecular, and evolutionary spatial dynamics (SPATIALDYNAMICS)
The European Latsis Prize is funded by the Latsis Foundation and awarded by the European Science Foundation (ESF) to an individual or a research group who has made the greatest contribution to a particular field of European research, in 2010: biodiversity.
ERC Highlight on the Prize

Andrea RINALDO

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

PRINCE SULTAN BIN ABDULAZIZ INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WATER (PSIPW)

ERC Advanced Grant 2008: River networks as ecological corridors for biodiversity, populations and waterborne disease (RINEC)
The Prize is established to acknowledge exceptional and innovative scientific work which contributes to the sustainable availability of potable water and the alleviation of water scarcity, particularly in arid regions.
More information on the Prize

Nuno C. SANTOS

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

FIRST VIKTOR AMBARTSUMIAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

ERC Starting Grant 2009: EXtrasolar planets and stellar astrophysics: towards the detection Other Earths (EXOEarths)
The award is given every 2 years, starting in 2010, to outstanding scientists of any nationality having a significant contribution in astrophysics and mathematics.
ERC Highlight on the Awardee and its project

Stanislav SMIRNOV

University of Geneva, Switzerland

FIELDS MEDAL

ERC Advanced Grant 2008: Conformal fractals in analysis, dynamics, physics (CONFRA)
The Fields Medal, or International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, is awarded every four years to mathematicians not over 40 years of age.
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Anton ZEILINGER

University of Vienna, Austria

WOLF PRIZE IN PHYSICS

ERC Advanced Grant 2008: Photonic Quantum Information Technology and the Foundations of Quantum Physics in Higher Dimensions (QIT4QAD)
The Wolf Prizes are awarded annually in several discipline by the Wolf Foundation that aims to promote science and art for the benefit of mankind.
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And also:
Spinozaprijs 2010 in The Netherlands: Marijn Franx, ERC Advanced Grant 2008: HIGHZ &  Piet Gros, ERC Advanced Grant 2008: COCO
Prix Fondation ULB 2010 in Belgium: Cédric Blanpain (ERC Starting Grant 2007: CANCERSTEM), Frédéric Bourgeois (ERC Starting Grant 2009: CONTACTMATH), and Estelle Cantillon (ERC Starting Grant 2007: MADEM)

Find all abstracts of ERC-funded projects on the CORDIS website.
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