UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

List of Laureates from 1989 to 1970

1989
Saad Ahmed Shabaan, Egypt
For his role in the interpretation of science and technology through print and electronic media as a means to break down the barriers between the scientific community and the general public

1988
Björn Kurtén, Finland
In recognition of his outstanding work to make science understandable and to create interest and curiosity about science and its achievements

1987
Marcel Roche, Venezuela
For his life long contribution to the popularization of science, notably his role in promoting science policy formulation and the promotion of science education

1986
David Takayoshi Suzuki, Canada
For his extraordinary broadcasting and television career that has greatly contributed the popularization of science and has engaged the general public to better understand their natural surroundings

1986
Nikolay Gennadiyevich Basov (1964 Nobel Prize winner – Physics), Russia
For his work to interpret science and technology to the public, notably through his many publications aimed at informing the public on science

1985
Sir Peter Brian Medawar (1960 Nobel Prize winner – Medicine), United Kingdom
For his contribution to the popularization of science through his many writings on science that present complex scientific matters to the general public

1984
Igor Vasilevich Petryanov-Sokolov, Russia
In recognition of his work in science communication, notably for his work to communicate complex scientific discoveries or inventions to the general public

1984
Yves Coppens, France
For his contribution to the diffusion of scientific knowledge and the culture of science

1983
Abdullah Al-Muti Sharafuddin, Bangladesh
For his efforts to make advanced scientific knowledge accessible to all, and for his role in the promotion of science education in Bangladesh

1982
Oswaldo Frota-Pessoa, Brazil
In recognition of his work to make known to the general public the social benefits related to major scientific discoveries

1981
Dennis Flanagan, United States of America
For his contribution to the dissemination and popularization of scientific knowledge through the printed press

1981
Sir David Attenborough, United Kingdom
For his numerous television programmes and documentaries on natural history intended for a wide public audience

1980
Aristides Bastidas, Venezuela
For his contribution to the popularization of science through his science writing and journalism

1979
Sergei Petrovich Kapitsa, Russia
For his contribution to promoting a better understanding of the achievements of science and technology to the public at large, notably though print and television media

1978
Hoimar von Ditfurth, Germany
For his ability to explain science in popular terms through the medium of books, newspaper articles, and radio and television programmes

1977
Fernand Seguin, Canada
For his outstanding work in using the medium of television to educate and inspire scientific curiosity in Canada

1976
Alexander Ivanovich Oparin, Russia
In recognition for his work to bring modern discoveries and technologies to the attention of the public

1976
George Porter (1967 Nobel Prize winner - Chemistry), United Kingdom
For his role in raising public awareness of science and in making science accessible to the public at large

1974
José Reis, Brazil
For his role in explaining science and technology to the public and encouraging the improvement of their living conditions through his work as a science writer

1974
Luis Estrada Martínez, Mexico
In recognition of his work to spread scientific knowledge through popular entertainment

1972
Philip Abelson, United States of America
For his contribution to the popularization of science through the print media: Science magazine

1972
Nigel Calder, United Kingdom
For his remarkable career in the promotion of science by informing the public on the progress of science, notably through print and television

1971
Pierre Auger, France
In recognition of his exemplary work in providing the general public a better understanding of the scientific world

1970
Margaret Mead, United States of America
In recognition of her work to broaden the scientific domain and make scientific matters accessible to all

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