At a ceremony held in Milan at the ‘Corriere della Sera Foundation’, the 2022 ‘Balzan Prizes’ were announced: the award will go also to Dorthe Dahl-Jensen (Denmark) and Johannes Oerlemans (The Netherlands) for ‘Glaciation and Polar Ice Cap Dynamics’. The choice was based on the validity, topicality and coherence of the research, identifying specific factors of excellence in their respective fields of study. The winners will personally receive the prize from the ‘President of the Republic’ Sergio Mattarella in November in Rome, during the award ceremony. “Their research,” reads a note, “will contribute to the understanding of our world and our time, promoting the advancement of knowledge without borders, in accordance with the guiding principles of the Balzan Foundation. The selected subjects, and thus the respective prizewinners, meet the requirement of capturing the vital essence of today’s scientific and intellectual challenges.” The value of each prize is 770,000€: half of the amount will be invested in an innovative research project conducted by young researchers under the leadership of the winner, thus contributing to scientific progress in the various fields of knowledge. The four prize-winning subjects change every year and are chosen in the two categories of ‘literature, moral sciences and the arts’ and the ‘physical, mathematical and natural sciences and medicine’. Rotating the subjects makes it possible to give priority to new emerging lines of research and to support important fields of study that are often overlooked by other major international awards. Read more on