His was the privilege of making the declaration that confirmed the discovery of the Higgs boson. On July 4, 2012 in the CERN Headquarters, after a presentation of scientific results, Director-General Rolf-Dieter Heuer stepped up to the mike: “As a layman I would say, ‘I think we have it%27. Would you agree?” The announcement was met with a burst of applause, while in the audience Peter Higgs, the physicist who 64 years before had predicted the particle’s existence, brushed away his tears. Now, two years later, Heuer is nearing the end of his term, and the Large Hadron Collider is about to launch the search for a new physics. The next challenge lined up?: to find a particle for dark matter.
The first edition of the BBVA Foundation Grants to Researchers, Innovators and Cultural Creators seeks to extend recognition and individual support to highly productive, creative persons at intermediate stages in their careers, whom they offer the opportunity to undertake innovative projects with wide margins of freedom and flexibility in managing the assigned allocation.
The Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras and the Fundación BBVA organised their first orchestra conference in 2010. Open to the public the aim of our biennial conferences is to create a forum in which to discuss a wide range of topics affecting symphony orchestras in the 21st century with the help of expert speakers from Spain and abroad.
The BBVA Foundation has concluded the first edition of its Grants for Vide Art Creation, with the selection of ten projects which will each receive funding of up to 30,000 euros. The aims of the scheme are to support the creation of new works by Spanish video artists, to foster experimentation and innovation in audiovisual creation and to provide a showcase for the finished products. The BBVA Foundation will exhibit the artworks produced in its Bilbao and Madrid centers, as well as programming supplementary activities like video artist encounters.
Los datos de la Fundación BBVA y el Ivie confirman que la inversión no se recupera. La inversión pública ya no es suficiente para mantener los activos productivos públicos con los que cuenta la economía española: debería crecer más de un 60% este año solo para mantener el stock de capital público del que se dispone en la actualidad.