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Pirelli Internetional Award tenth edition

  • PIRELLI: THE TENTH EDITION OF THE PIRELLI
    INTERNET IONAL AWARD TO A MULTIMEDIA WORK THAT EXPLAINS
    “BLACK HOLES”
  • THE PHYSICS NOBEL PRIZE RICCARDO GIACCONI HANDS THE
    AWARD TO THE WINNER OF THE PIRELLI COMPETITION DEDICATED TO THE
    COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Rome (Italy),16 May 2006 – The awards of the tenth edition
of the Pirelli Internet ional Award
(www.pirelliaward.com), the first international multimedia
competition launched by Pirelli in 1996 and carried out entirely on
the Internet, have been assigned today in the historic Temple of
Hadrian, in Rome, Italy. Awards have been granted to winners during
a prize-giving ceremony which has been attended by, among others,
Riccardo Giacconi , Nobel prize for Physics,
Pasquale Pistorio , Vice-President of
Confindustria and member of the Award’s Jury, Riccardo
Perissich
, Public and Economic Affairs Director of the
Pirelli Group, Carlo Massarini , Italian TV
anchorman and journalist specializing in new technologies, and
Paola Catapano , science journalist for CERN in
Geneva.

After having evaluated more than 1,000 entries ,
coming from all over the world , the international
Jury has assigned the awards, subdivided into the categories:
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Sciences, ICT and,
for the best Italian work, the ” Generazione Alice”
Award.

The Top Pirelli Prize , the main award consisting
of 25,000 euros , has been awarded to the project
titled “Black Holes” (http://www.hubblesite.org/go/blackholes): this is
a suggestive virtual voyage into the mystery of black holes, the
product of close collaboration between the Space Telescope
Science Institute
and the dotcom Educational Web
Adventures
, specialised in online science education. The
work has also been awarded as the best work for multimedia
communication of Physics .

In the Chemistry category the award, consisting of
15,000 euros , for best multimedia work for the
communication of chemistry, has been granted to Fox Valley
Technical College
for the work titled “Construction of
Cell Membrane
” (http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objid=AP1101),
that consists of an educational module describing the composition
of cellular membranes.

The Pirelli Award for the Mathematics category
has been granted to the Interuniversity Research Centre for
the Communication and Informal Learning of Mathematics (Centro
Interuniversitario di Ricerca per la Comunicazione e
l’Apprendimento Informale della Matematica
)
for
Images for Mathematics ” (http://www.matematita.it/materiale/), a multimedia work
that presents a series of images, visualizations and animations of
certain concepts and principles of the discipline. This work won
15,000 euros .

For Life Sciences , the award of 15,000
euros
has been issued to a researcher of the
Institute of Clinical Phisiology of the CNR of Pisa (Is
tituto di Fisiologia Clinica del CNR di Pisa
)
for
the work “My Heart “, that offers a user-friendly tool for
understanding ischemic cardiopathology.

The ICT Award ( 15,000 euros ), went to
the American Museum of Natural History for the web
site “Ology ” (http://ology.amnh.org/), an
innovative project that introduces young people to scientific
knowledge in a fun and interactive manner.
For the Generazione Alice award, offered by Telecom Italia
and reserved for Italian authors’ projects, the winner is
Sissa (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi
Avanzati di Trieste
)
with the website “Ulisse”
(http://ulisse.sissa.it), an information and science
communication portal that is one of the most visited in Italy. The
project won an award of 10,000 euros .

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