DZL awarded with Balzan Prize 2019
The International Balzan Foundation awards the Directors of the DZL with the Balzan Prize 2019. They receive the accolade for outstanding achievements in the area of “pathophysiology of respiration: from basic sciences to the bedside”. The Prize Committee emphasizes that the scientists succeeded in “motivating and training the next generation of scientists within the German Center for Lung Research.”
Four Balzan Prizes were assigned this year. The Prize Money is 750.000 Swiss francs for each. Further (single) Balzan Prizes go to Jacques Aumont (Film studies), Michael Cook (Islamic studies) and Luigi Ambrosio (Mathematics).
Starting in 1961, the Balzan Prize honors researchers from humanities and sciences as well as people who rendered outstanding services to arts and culture. Moreover, the Foundation awards a Peace Prize. Past laureates were the composer Paul Hindemith, the biologist Ernst Mayr and Mother Teresa.
Weblink: Homepage of the Balzan Foundation
Further information: DZL homepage [in German]