LAUREATES 2014

Rolf Schock
– uniting philosophy, mathematics, music and art

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the Royal Swe­dish Academy of Fine Arts, have decided to award the Rolf Schock Prizes 2014, amounting to a total of SEK 2.4 million, in the fields of:

LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY

Professor DEREK PARFIT, University of Oxford, UK

“for his ground-breaking contributions concerning personal identity, regard for future generations and analysis of the structure of moral theories”

MATHEMATICS

Professor YITANG ZHANG, University of New Hampshire, USA

“for his spectacular breakthrough concerning the possibility of an infinite number of twin primes”

THE MUSICAL ARTS

Conductor HERBERT BLOMSTEDT, Sweden

“for his invariably enlightened musical performances, which he imbues with insightful humanism and a compelling depth of emotion; for his ability to create meaningful musical contexts in his interpretations that touch music lovers across the world; and for his great generosity towards younger generations of musicians and conductors”

THE VISUAL ARTS

Architects ANNE LACATON and JEAN-PHILIPPE VASSAL, Lacaton & Vassal, France

“for their sensitive and reflective efforts emphasizing voices of the locale while simultaneously marking it with a distinct signature; in a forward-looking manner they engage dialogues with users and residents and acknowledge the value of keeping and developing that which already exists”


Prize amount: SEK 600 000 per category.The award ceremony will be held in Stockholm on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.


LAUREATES 2014

Derek Parfit

Derek Parfit – Logic and Philosophy

Yitang Zhang

Yitang Zhang – Mathematics

Herbert Blomstedt

Herbert Blomstedt – Music

Anne Lacaton

Anne Lacaton – The Visual Arts

Jean-Philippe Vassal

Jean-Philippe Vassal

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