Festival | Award ceremony
World Cultural Council Awards 2017
- 8 November 2017
2311 SL Leiden
The World Cultural Council (WCC) and Universiteit Leiden/Leiden University are pleased to announce that the 34th Award Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 8 November 2017 in Leiden.
At the event, the Albert Einstein World Award of Science and the Leonardo World Award of Arts will be conferred on eminent pioneers in their respective fields in honour of their tireless efforts to advance human culture and well-being. In 2015, Professor Ewine van Dishoeck from Leiden University, an expert in Molecular Astrophysics, was selected for the Albert Einstein World Award of Science for her contribution to understanding the universe at the atomic level.
Tuesday 7 November
Lecture Seeing in three dimensions. Learning from Michelangelo’s mistake by Sir Colin Blakemore, President World Cultural Council
LUMC Education Building, Buruma Room, Hippocratespad 21, Leiden
Hosted by Professor Pancras Hogendoorn, Dean of Leiden university Medical Center
Wednesday 8 November
Special Lectures by WCC Award Winners
Academy Building, Great Auditorium, Rapenburg 73, Leiden
Reticular chemistry: The Journey to Beautiful and Functional Porous Crystals
Lecture to be given by Professor Omar M. Yaghi, Albert Einstein World Award of Science Winner.
Hosted by Professor Geert De Snoo, Dean of Leiden University Faculty of Science
Subdivide and Conquer: A Quest for the Hidden Beat
Lecture to be given by Professor Russell Hartenberger, Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts Winner.
Hosted by Professor Mark Rutgers, Dean of Leiden University Faculty of HumanitiesReticular
Lunch (attendance by invitations only)
2017 WCC Award Ceremony
Pieterskerk Leiden, Pieterskerkhof 1, Leiden
• Albert Einstein World Award of Science
• Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts
• Special Recognition Diplomas
• Musical performances by the Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA).
VIP guests’ dinner (attendance by invitations only)