Awards Walking Ibex (Giacometti's Ibex)
Science Communication Award
Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger
President of the Swiss National Science Foundation
THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES
by Alison Reid
by Deborah Rhyner
EXTINCTION OF THE SEXIEST
Charlotte de Vries
The prize-giving ceremony takes place simultaneously in Bern and Zurich on Sunday at 21:15. The ceremony in Zurich will be presided by Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger (President of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation). Dr. François Aellen (Director of Zurich Environmental and Health Protection Agency) will hand over the awards of the category ‘Scientists-as-filmmakers’. The short films (including an audience prize) will be awarded in Bern. The award ceremony will be broadcasted live between Bern and Zurich.
The Global Science Film Festival winning films of each category will be awarded with a “Walking Ibex”. The “Walking Ibex” imitates Alberto Giacometti's style in the iconic sculpture “Walking Man; L'Homme qui marche I”
Prof. Dr. MATTHIAS EGGER
President of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation
Egger joined the faculty of the University of Bern in 2002, and also became a professor at the University of Bristol in the same year. Since January 2017, Matthias Egger has been president of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation.