HAZU Announces Winners of Prestige Sciences and Arts Awards


HAZU Announces Winners of Prestige Sciences and Arts Awards

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April 20, 2022 – The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) has announced its prestige award winners for 2021, based on a decision from 30 March. The awards will traditionally be presented on HAZU Day, on 29 April.

24Sata recaps the winners. For the field of social sciences, the award goes to Dr. sc. Katarina Horvat for the book “Household servants in Zagreb 1880-1914”. (Srednja Europa d.o.o., Zagreb, 2021).

Prof. dr. sc. Marcela Hanzer has won the Mathematical, Physical, and Chemical Sciences Award for outstanding recent scientific contributions in the theory of representations of classic P-adic groups and the theory of automorphic forms and the Langlands program, published in a series of six papers from 2018 to 2021 in prestigious international journals.

For the field of natural sciences, the award was given to Dr. sc. Petra Bajo for scientific research on paleoclimatic changes through the past based on the geochemical characteristics of speleothems, published in 24 scientific papers in the last five years, and for discovering the role of Earth’s orbital parameters on the development and duration of transitions between colder and warmer periods in the Pleistocene, published in the Journal of Science in 2020.

Prof. dr. sc. Ivana Tlak Gajger was awarded for the field of medical sciences, for scientific achievements by publishing 30 scientific articles in the last five years (2017-2021), which form one thematic unit entitled The Biology and Pathology of Bees.

Prof. dr. sc. Ekrem Čaušević has won an award in the field of philological sciences, for the book “Structure, syntax, and semantics of infinitive verb forms in Turkish. Turkish and Croatian languages in comparison and contrast” (Ibis grafika, Zagreb, 2018).

In the field of literature, the award went to Ivan Lovrenović for the book “Putovi su, snovi li su” published by Fraktura in 2019.

In the field of fine arts, the award was given to Milan Bešlić for authoring exhibitions and promoting the work of art of academician Edo Murtić on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

In the fields of music art and musicology, prof. art. Mladen Tarbuk was awarded for the composition Sinfonia, which premiered on April 27, 2017, as part of the Music Biennale, at the concert of the HRT Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pierre-André Valade.

Assoc. prof. dr. sc. Jonatan Lerga is the winner in the field of technical sciences for the work “Advanced Digital Signal Processing and Machine Learning”, a scientific unit with 28 papers, 13 of which were published in Q1 journals, and 11 in Q2 journals, and Dr. sc. Lerga is the first author of five and the second author of ten works.

The choice for HAZU awards for the highest scientific and artistic achievements in 2021 was made by the Presidency of the Academy at a session on March 30, and the winners will be presented as part of the HAZU Day celebrations on April 29.

Before that, the regular assembly of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts will be held, the first in physical form after more than two years. At the assembly, among others, the President of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Academician Velimir Neidhardt, will report on the work of the Academy so far.

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