Baltasar Beferull, Gabriela Barenboim and Lorenzo Cotino, winners at the Second edition of ¿Idea Awards¿

Jun 2, 2006

Gabriela Barenboim, Baltasar Beferull and Lorenzo Cotino, are the winners of the Second Edition of the Ideas Awards called by the City Foundation for the Arts and Sciences in the categories of Basic Sciences, Technologies and Social Sciences, respectively.

These awards which will handed over next Tuesday 6th June are aimed at supporting the work that the university undertakes. In this sense, Idea Magazine recognises young teachers and researchers under 40 year old, working in any of the seven Universities of the Valencia Region that have been particularly outstanding for their career and future prospects.

Gabriela Barenboim, professor of Mechanics at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia won the Ideas Award for Basic Sciences for her work entitled “Dark energy as the motor of the inflationary Universe”. For his part, Lorenzo Cotino Hueso, professor of Law and Internet at the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia won the Social Sciences Award for his research into “Weaving citizens’ webs through ICTs as a mechanism for participation”.

Finally, Baltasar Beferull Lozano, professor of Data Transmission, Theory of Advanced Information and Codification at the Higher Technical School of Engineering of the University of Valencia received the Ideas Award in the Technologies category for his study entitled “Intelligent Co-Operative Processing and Self-Organising Communications for wireless Webs of Sensors: Theory, Algorithms and Applications”.