The awards of the Spanish physics community champion science as a strategic activity with the power to advance social well-being

Physicists whose research has furthered the advance of transformative technologies like quantum cryptography or new photonic materials, and others working to expand the public’s scientific culture, took center stage this evening at the presentation ceremony for the awards of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics (RSEF) and BBVA Foundation. Francisco González, the BBVA Foundation President, stressed the need for political leaders to equip themselves with greater scientific knowledge, to understand science’s value as a force for development and to promote it as a ‘strategic’ activity, at an event held in the Foundation’s Madrid headquarters.