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Posted: Sep 08, 2011

Nanochemistry professor Geoffrey Ozin receives the 2011 Albert Einstein World Award of Science

(Nanowerk News) The World Cultural Council will present the 2011 Albert Einstein World Award of Science to Professor Geoffrey Alan Ozin, Canada Research Chair and Distinguished University Professor University of Toronto, Canada. This year, the 28th Award Ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 10th at 14:00 hrs, in the University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
The members of the Interdisciplinary Committee have chosen Professor Ozin as the winner of the 2011 "ALBERT EINSTEIN" World Award of Science for his pioneering accomplishments in the field of nanochemistry that have helped to define and establish the rapidly expanding discipline, which has now become the cornerstone of modern chemistry.
As one of the foremost architects of nanochemistry, he managed to predict how nanomaterials would bring about the "nanotechnology revolution".
The 2011 "LEONARDO DA VINCI" World Award of Arts will be granted to Todd Siler, visual artist, writer, inventor and polymath.
This recognition is for his extraordinarily creative and innovative contributions to contemporary and visual arts, for stimulating creativity, inspiring innovation and uniting art and science to enrich the experience of creative learning.
It is a prize granted to Todd Siler for his revolutionary work in stimulating human creativity, expressed in his original art works, his inspired publications, in particular his books "Think like a Genius" (Bantam Books, 1997) and "Breaking the Mind Barrier" (Simon and Schuster, 1990; Touchstone Books, 1992), and his incredibly extensive educational work.
At this venue the "ALBERT EINSTEIN" World Award of Science and the "LEONARDO DA VINCI" World Award of Arts will be granted by the President of the World Cultural Council, the Rector of the University of Tartu University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia and our Directive Board members.
Founded in 1632, the University of Tartu is one of the oldest universities in Eastern Europe and ranks among the top 5% of the world's best universities. Tartu is a member of the Coimbra group, a network of some 40 European universities, some among the oldest and most prestigious in Europe.
The university's success stems from its academic competence, modern infrastructure and research networks. Its research groups are involved in multiple cooperation projects with top scientists and research institutions all over the world.
In view of the above, the World Cultural Council is delighted to celebrate its 28th Award Ceremony at this university. As the current Rector, Professor Alar Karis, has stated, "As an international research institution, University of Tartu has, throughout its nearly 400-year-old history, supported the emergence of pioneering ideas, the transfer of wisdom, academic freedom and mutual respect within society. The University of Tartu, along with the entire academic community, is proud to share a common goal with the World Cultural Council and to be encouraging excellence in the fields of science, arts and education, to increase the efficient and positive use of knowledge."
Source: World Cultural Council
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