The Museo del Prado and Fundación BBVA are marking the 5th centenary of the death of Jheronimus Bosch with the first monographic exhibition to be devoted to the artist in Spain, the most complete and the one of the highest quality organised to date. In addition to the Prado’s own holdings of the artist’s work, which are the largest and best in the world, including works such as the triptychs of The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Haywain and The Adoration of the Magi, the exhibition will feature loans such as The Saint Anthony Triptych from the Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua in Lisbon, Christ carrying the Cross from Patrimonio Nacional, The Crowning with Thorns from the National Gallery in London, and the drawing of the Man-Tree from the Albertina in Vienna, which is one of the artist’s great masterpieces.
British physicist Stephen Hawking, co-winner with Russian colleague Viatcheslav Mukhanov in the Basic Sciences category of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, received the award this week in the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Mathematical Studies (United Kingdom) from the hands of BBVA Foundation President Francisco González.
“In the world of science, the LHC is right now the biggest producer of data,” says Maite Barroso, Deputy Head of CERN’s Information Technology Department. The numbers she refers to are practically off the scale: each second, the large hadron collider (LHC) captures the equivalent of forty million high-definition images, and has to decide instantaneously which ones to store for subsequent analysis. Meeting this challenge has called for specific mathematical algorithms, and the world’s largest network of computing resources. Barroso and her colleague Pippa Wells, from the CERN Physics Department, talked about the technology involved in the BBVA Foundation.
Hélène Rey, Professor of Economics at the London Business School (United Kingdom) and one of the 25 most brilliant young economists featuring in the IMF’s latest list (released 2014), will visit the BBVA Foundation’s Madrid headquarters (Paseo de Recoletos, 10) on Tuesday May 3 to deliver this year’s JEEA-Fundación BBVA lecture, with the title “Monetary Policy with Large Financial Flows”. Rey has just been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The talk, beginning at 19:30, will be introduced and moderated by Juuso Valimaki, Professor of Economics at Aalto University in Helsinki and editor-in-chief of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA).
“The world’s largest particle accelerator, the LHC at CERN, has resumed operation after a technical shutdown at the end of 2015.” Frédérick Bordry, Head of the Accelerators and Technology Sector at CERN, will visit the BBVA Foundation on April 21 to explain the details and the challenges of the collider’s new run, which may supply answers to some of the big open question in physics, using all-new technology. Bordry will also look ahead to the LHC’s successor, the “physics dream” whose start-up date will be around the middle of this century. His talk, titled “CERN Resumes LHC Operation and Prepares Its Future,” opens the third edition of the CERN-BBVA Foundation lecture series on particle physics.