(ENS, 12 March 2008) -- BRUSSELS, Belgium - Italian researcher
Luisa Corrado was among the those honored today at the European Science
Awards Ceremony, for her work on whether wealth can bring happiness.
Corrado received one of five Marie Curie Excellence Awards, which
recognize excellent researchers who have participated in the EU's
researcher exchange program. [...]
Other projects honored at the event included the EPICA project, which
has extended understanding of the Earth's climate over the last 800,000
years. The European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica, EPICA, one
of the European Science Foundation's longest running research
networking programs, is one of three winners of the Descartes Prize for
Research for outstanding transnational projects in natural sciences and
humanities. The results have shown that the recent rise in greenhouse gas
concentration is beyond any historical comparison, leading to climate
change at an unprecedented rate. In addition, the ice cores obtained by the EPICA team have allowed
scientists to study in detail the coupling of the northern and southern
"The prize has come at a very important time as we are
currently in the International Polar Year, IPY," said Paul Egerton,
head of the European Polar Board at the European Science Foundation.
"The main aspect of the IPY is to bring science to the public and this
prize will help to give more visibility to climate change."
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