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!!The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences to Prof. Gilles Brassard

__[Prof. Gilles Brassard|Member/Brassard_Gilles], member of the Informatics section of Academia Europaea, was awarded the [BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences|https://www.frontiersofknowledgeawards-fbbva.es/noticias/the-bbva-foundation-recognizes-charles-h-bennett-gilles-brassard-and-peter-shor-for-their-fundamental-role-in-the-development-of-quantum-computation-and-cryptography/ ] together with Charles Bennett and Peter Shor for their “''outstanding contributions to the field of quantum computation and communication''".__
!The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

The [BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards|https://www.frontiersofknowledgeawards-fbbva.es] recognize and reward world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of singular impact for their originality and significance. The name of the scheme is intended to denote not only research work that substantially enlarges the scope of our current knowledge – pushing forward the frontiers of the known world – but also the meeting and overlap of different disciplinary areas and the emergence of new fields. The Frontiers of Knowledge Awards honor fun-damental disciplinary or interdisciplinary advances across a broad expanse of the knowledge map of the 21st century. [BBVA Foundation|https://www.fbbva.es/en]

!Academia Europaea congratulates Prof. Brassard to this disctinction!