Luis Lobón underlines the collaboration between the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Universities at the 2nd Idea Awards event.

Jun 6, 2006

The Regional Secretary for Events and Projects, Luis Lobón, today stressed, during the handing over of the II Ideas Awards ceremony, that “we share some common aims with the university, daily work with and for young people”. In this sense, he explained that the aim of the Idea Awards “is to support the Universities of the Valencia Region and to reward annually young university teachers and researchers that are especially outstanding in their careers and future prospects in each of the rewarded specialities”.
Luis Lobón underlines the collaboration between the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Universities at the 2nd Idea Awards event.

These awards, given by the City Foundation for Arts and Sciences, recognise, in this second edition, the work undertaken by Gabriela Barenboim, Baltasar Beferull and Lorenzo Cotino, award winners in the Basic Sciences, Technologies and Social Sciences categories respectively. 

The Regional Secretary made a special reference to the high participation recorded again at this event "with proposals of a very high level". On the same issue, Luis Lobón expressed his satisfaction at presiding over ran event that recognises the work of "brilliant young people who combine dissemination with investigation". Moreover, he added that these awards "contribute to supporting the research work that is undertaken in university centres by giving an incentive to the work of the youngest workers in this field".

Idea Awards 2006

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".