Breaktroughs of the year 2020
Since over 10 years Falling Walls brings together some of the world's best researchers to discuss and celebrate the latest breakthroughs in science and society from around the world that are helping to solve some of our biggest challenges.
In ten categories ranging from life sciences to social sciences and humanities to science in the arts, outstanding research projects are honoured annually as the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year. These breakthroughs represent significant advances, groundbreaking developments, innovative ideas and achievements that remove barriers to progress in the nominees' respective fields. In 2020, the ten breakthroughs were identified by a prestigious global jury chaired by Helga Nowotny, President Emeritus of the European Research Council. The juries chose the science breakthroughs of the year from 940 research projects that were nominated by academic institutions from 111 countries on all continents.