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The first Hypatia European Science Prize recognises the career of the mathematician László Lovász.

From the 23 candidates put forward, the evaluation committee of the Hypatia European Science Prize, organised by the Barcelona City Council and the Academia Europaea-Barcelona Knowledge Hub (AE-BKH), has awarded the prize to Dr László Lovász in recognition of his devotion to high quality international research and the return generated for Hungarian society and the rest of the world by promoting mathematics as a scientific discipline to serve citizens.

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The Barcelona Knowledge Hub (AE-BKH) was pleased to host the 30th Annual Conference of the Academia Europaea (AE) and 7th of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), “Building Bridges 2018“, held on the 28th and 29th of November 2018.

The first day of the conference, held at the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC), consisted of Section/Class Workshops, a meeting of AE Hubs, the Annual Business Meeting and the Welcome to New Members, followed by the Disputatio of Barcelona 2018 debate. On the second day, the multidisciplinary Building Bridges 2018 Scientific Dissemination Event took place at CosmoCaixa and featured leading scholars from Europe and beyond, in fields ranging from science and technology to the humanities and social sciences, as well as on the current challenges of research and academia as a whole. The programme concluded with a spectacular concert of Mediterranean music by the Gani Mirzo Band at the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia, followed by a farewell cocktail reception at the Institute for Catalan Studies.

Finally, dozens of delegates participated in the traditional Post-Conference Field Trip on the 30th of November, which featured a boat ride on Banyoles Lake, a visit to the nearby lava flows, a traditional Catalan meal and wine and olive oil tasting, a tug-of-war tournament, and a tour of the Medieval and Jewish Quarters of Besalú.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona next year at Building Bridges 2019!


Updated December 10, 2018, at 20.15 h