This year’s Prince of Asturias award for Communications and Humanities has been shared between the scientific publications Nature and Science. Jury chairman Manuela Olivencia made the announcement in Oviedo in Spain.
Nature magazine was founded in Britain in 1869 and is a journal of reference for the publication of scientific research. Its originality is to include both highly technical research papers and general interest features.
Science Magazine is the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It was founded in 1880 and while, like Nature, it publishes articles across the full range of scientific disciplines, it has gained a particularly strong reputation in the fields of biology and life sciences.
It is the 5th of this year’s awards to be announced by the Prince of Asturias Foundation – created in 1980 in the name of the heir to the Spanish throne. Nominations are invited from around the world and a jury of experts selects the winner, who receives a statue designed by Miro and a cheque for 50 000 euros.