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Linus Torvalds is a finalist for the Millennium Technology Prize
Posted Apr 20, 2012 0:04 UTC (Fri) by xanni (subscriber, #361)
Posted Apr 20, 2012 3:39 UTC (Fri) by jake (editor, #205)
Maybe that's true, but it didn't look that way to me from the announcement. It sounded like one of the two would be chosen in June in the part I quoted, at least that's how I read it. And all the other winners mentioned were singular, though there is mention of other laureates (runners-up I guess?) in other years.
It's fairly confusing, at least to me.
Posted Apr 20, 2012 7:33 UTC (Fri) by tjaalton (subscriber, #54012)
Posted Apr 20, 2012 13:18 UTC (Fri) by jake (editor, #205)
The 2008 Millennium Technology Prize Winner was Professor Robert Langer for his invention and development of innovative biomaterials for controlled drug release and tissue regeneration. Other Laureates for the 2008 Prize were Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi and Professor Emmanuel Desurvire, Dr. Randy Giles and Professor David N. Payne.
The 2010 Millennium Technology Prize Winner was Professor Michael Grätzel for his invention and development of dye-sensitized solar cells, known as 'Grätzel cells'. Other Laureates for the 2010 Prize were Professor Sir Richard Friend and Professor Stephen Furber.
Which seems to indicate one winner (at least in other years), with other runners-up ...
Posted Apr 20, 2012 20:23 UTC (Fri) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
I checked also its Finnish version at http://www.technologyacademy.fi/fi/2012/04/19/laureates/, which leaves no doubt, saying "... jotka molemmat palkitaan ..." ("... who both will be awarded...").
Posted Apr 20, 2012 20:28 UTC (Fri) by eru (subscriber, #2753)
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