Laureates 2003

Past - Paleoanthropology

Michel Brunet

Michel Brunet

Directeur UMR CNRS 6046
Laboratoire de Geobiologie, Biochronologie et Paleontologie Humaine Faculte des Sciences Fondamentales et Appliquees Universite de Poitiers, France

Michel Brunet is Professor of Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Poiters in south-western France, and has been working in Chad for more than a decade. In 2002 he published in Nature, an almost complete cranium of the oldest human ancestor: Sahelanthropus tchadensis

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Present - Print & Electronic Media

Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman is widely acclaimed as the most important person ever to lift a camera for documentary filmmaking. His first film, 1967's Titicut Follies, remade the whole genre of nonfiction film, introducing path-breaking innovations such as the lack of a narrator, a spare and honest cinematography and a narrative line that resembled a Hollywood film in its dramatic development, even though the story was entirely true. He has influenced

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James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey is no ordinary photojournalist. He has dedicated his life to documenting the apocalyptic events of our time: war, famine, man's inhumanity to man, the plight of the disenfranchised all over the world. With eye of an artist and the instincts of a journalist, he creates images that are both

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Future - Cosmology & Astronomy

John Bahcall (December 1934 – August 2005)

John Bahcall (December 1934 – August 2005)

Prof. John Bahcall made fundamental and lasting contributions to an astonishing number of different areas of modern astrophysics, ranging from the interpretation of quasar absorption lines to the first detection of a neutron star companion. This work culminated in his contributions to neutrino astronomy and to the solar neutrino problem. The solar neutrino observations revealed conclusively that the sun emits neutrinos in amazing agreement

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