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2012 Balzan prizes to be announced in September

Milan, Italy – The prizewinners of the four Balzan Prizes 2012 for Solid Earth Sciences (with emphasis on interdisciplinary research), Epigenetics, Jurisprudence and Musicology will be officially announced in Milan, Italy, on Monday, 10 September 2012 at the Fondazione Corriere della Sera at 6 pm. The event will be open to the public, and will take place in the Buzzati Hall, Via Balzan 3.

The International Balzan Foundation, founded in 1957, operates through two separate institutions. The International Balzan Foundation – “Prize” (chaired in Milan by Ambassador Bruno Bottai) selects the subjects to be awarded and the candidates through its General Prize Committee. The International Balzan Foundation “Fund” (chaired in Zurich by Achille Casanova) administers the estate left by Eugenio Balzan.

Each year the winners of the Balzan Prizes are announced in Milan in the first half of September. The awards ceremony takes place in November and is held in alternating years in Italy and Switzerland. This year it will be held in Rome.