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List of the Awards Made

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Biochemistry and Fine-Tuning
Dr Wesley Allen, Prof Henry Schaefer
Quantum Chemistry in Counterfactual Universes
Center for Computational Chemistry, University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.

Dr Matthew Carrigan, Prof Steven Benner
Purpose in the Cosmos as Indicated by Life's Origins
Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution (FfAME), Gainesville, Florida, USA

Prof Jeffrey Koperski,
Emergent Properties and Hierarchical Structures: Overcoming the Conceptual Challenges to Emergence
Philosophy, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan

Prof Andrew Pohorille
Non-genomic Origins of Metabolism
School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco

Prof Wilson Poon, Prof Tom McLeish, Prof Alexander Bird
Why "Why?"’ Philosophical questions at the physics-biology interface
School of Physics, The University of Edinburgh, University of Bristol

Dr Robert Reenan,
Fine Tuning the Molecules of Behavior in Animals
Genetics and Developmental Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center

Becoming Fully Human: Social Complexity and Human Engagement with the Natural and Supernatural World
Dr Terence Hopkinson, Dr Mark White
Knowledgeqable knappers; the role of the purposeful agent in the emergence of prepared core stone reduction techniques and the transition from the Lower to the Middle Palaeolithic.
School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester

Dr Liliana Janik, Dr Pawel Nasiadka
The origins of shamanism: Rock art and the world's 'oldest religion'
Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Mr Barry Kemp,
Investing in religion at Akhenaten's Amarna
Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Dr Caroline Malone, Mr Steven Ashley, Mr Michael Anderson, Ms Suzannah De Pasquale, Dr Simon Stoddart
Explorations into the conditions of spiritual creativity in Prehistoric Malta.
Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Dr Ryan Rabett
Regionalism in the Development of Modern Human Behaviour
Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Evolutionary History and Contemporary Life: Evolution, Ecology, Ethology
Dr Christoph Adami
Statistics of Information Acquisition in Darwinian Evolution
Computational Biology, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, Claremont, LA, USA

Prof Bland Finlay, Dr Genoveva Esteban
Rationalising biological complexity using the synthesis offered by 'patterns of nature'
Dorset Laboratory, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, NERC

Dr Matthew Gibson, Dr Norbert Perrimon
An Emergent Geometric Order in Metazoan Epithelia
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Bostom, MA, USA

Dr Daniel McShea, Dr Robert Brandon, Dr Frederick Nijhout, Dr Alex Rosenberg
Universal Principles of Social and Colonial Organization
Departments of Biology and Philosophy, Duke University, NC, USA

Dr Robert Pennock, Dr Richart Lenski, Dr Charles Ofria,
Emerging Intelligence: Contingency, Convergence and Constraints in the Evolution of Intelligent Behavior
Lyman Briggs School of Science, Michigan State University

Prof Richard Sear, Prof Tom McLeish
The Physics of Evolutionary Convergence
Department of Physics, University of Surrey

Prof Kim Sterelny, Dr Lindell Bromham, Mr Brett Calcott
General Mechanisms Underlying Transitions in Complexity: An interdisciplinary approach
Philosophy Program, Australian National University