UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

List of Laureates from 1969 to 1952

1969
Konrad Lorenz (1973 Nobel Prize winner - Medicine), Austria
In recognition of his work in sharing scientific knowledge and its In recognition of his role in the promotion of scientific knowledge and the appreciation of science to the public at large

1968
Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer, United Kingdom
In recognition of his role to increase the public’s knowledge of natural phenomena and human scientific achievement, most notably for his work at the British Museum

1967
Sir Fred Hoyle, United Kingdom
In recognition of his role to humanize science and scientific research through his television programmes and lectures addressed to the general public

1966
Paul Couderc, France
For his contribution to the popularization of science through radio, television and print media

1965
Eugene Rabinowitch, United States of America
In recognition of his work to encourage international cooperation among scientists and to bring to light the potential dangers of science to the public

1964
Warren Weaver, United States of America
For his contribution to the popularization of science through radio and television programmes on science

1963
Jagjit Singh, India
In recognition of his efforts to improve the general public’s understanding of the fundamental principals of mathematics, astro-physics and cosmology

1962
Gerard Piel, United States of America
In recognition for his work in science communication as a science writer and editor

1961
Arthur C. Clarke, United Kingdom
In recognition of his work to spread the scientific culture to the general public, notably through his non-fiction and fiction writing

1960
Ritchie Calder, United Kingdom
For his work in the promotion of the understanding of science through scientific writing

1959
Jean Rostand, France
In recognition of his work as a science writer to make known to a vast public in France the main problems and issues of biology, particularly in the domain of genetics and embryology

1958
Karl von Frisch (1973 Nobel Laureate - Medicine), Germany
In recognition of his work in the popularization of science through print media

1957
Bertrand Russell (1950 Nobel Prize - Literature), United Kingdom
In recognition of his significant writings and activities that spread scientific information to the public, notably concerning issues on world peace and campaigning against nuclear weapons

1956
George Gamow, United states of America
In recognition of his numerous books on science written for the general public that make complex scientific concepts understandable and entertaining

1955
Augusto Pi Sunyer, Venezuela
In recognition of his important contribution to the popularization of science in Spanish-speaking countries through his writings on science

1954
Waldemar Kaempffert, United States of America
In recognition of his role as a science journalist and writer presenting scientific discoveries in a simple and understandable manner to the public

1953
Julian Huxley, United Kingdom
In recognition of his work to communicate the results of scientific research to the public

1952
Louis de Broglie (1929 Nobel Prize - Physics), France
In recognition of his work for the popularization of science, notably through his many scientific articles and publications

Back to top