Award ceremony 2017
The award ceremony took place on 1 November 2017 in Bern.
Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann presents the 2017 Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize certificate to prizewinner Prof. Thomas Stocker.
Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, President of the Marcel Benoist Foundation, signs the certificate in the Golden Book.
Prizewinner Prof. Thomas Stocker signs the certificate in the Golden Book.
The award ceremony took place on 1 November 2017 in the Bernerhof in Bern.
Foundation board members Prof. Martine Rahier and Prof. Anik de Ribaupierre talking to Prof. Nicolas Gisin, the 2014 prizewinner.
State Secretary Mauro Dell’Ambrogio talking to Maurice Campagna, President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, and Gabriele Gendotti, President of the Swiss National Science Foundation Council.
Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann welcomes foundation board members Prof. Martin Brown and Prof. Paul Richli.
Prof. Ulrich Althaus’s jazz sextet provides musical entertainment at the award ceremony.
SRF presenter Kathrin Hönegger is MC throughout the evening.
Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann gives the opening address.
Prof. Konrad Steffen, Director of Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, pays tribute to Prof. Thomas Stocker.
Prof. Martine Rahier, Foundation Board member, praises Prof. Thomas Stocker’s work.
The prizewinner presents his research and puts forward further possible areas of research.
Nobel prizewinner Prof. Jacques Dubochet tells some anecdotes about this year’s prizewinner’s research area.
Prof. Matthias Egger, President of the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Research Council, explains to Kathrin Hönegger how the prizewinner will be selected in future.
A large number of people gathered at the award ceremony to celebrate the prizewinner and acknowledge the international importance of his research findings. Thomas Stocker, who is a professor at the University of Bern, has contributed significantly to a better understanding of the global climate system and the emerging climate change.