The EMET Prize for Art, Science and Culture

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EMET Prize
Awarded for For excellence in academic and professional achievements in Science, Art and Culture in Israel
Country Israel
Presented by A.M.N. Foundation
First awarded 2002
Official website http://www.emetprize.org/english/subjectList.aspx

The Emet Prize for Art, Science and Culture is an annual Israeli prize given for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far reaching influence and significant contribution to society. The Prizes awarded annually in the following categories: The Exact Sciences, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities & Judaism, Art and Culture.

The Prizes, in a total amount of one million Dollars, are sponsored by the A.M.N. Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Art and Culture in Israel, under the auspices of and in cooperation with the Prime Minister of Israel. It is awarded to Israeli citizens, and in certain circumstances to non-citizens that reside in Israel and consider Israel as their permanent home.

The EMET Prize is administered by the Award Committee, composed of representatives appointed by the Prime Minister[1] and the A.M.N. Foundation. Currently, the Chairman of the Award Committee is retired Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Bach.

EMET Prize Laureates[edit]

2012[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Chemistry Professor Abraham Nitzan and Professor Rafael Mechoulam
Life Sciences Physiology Professor Mashall Devor and Professor Adi Kimchi
Social Sciences Economics Professor Menahem Yaari
Humanities Linguistics Professor Moshe Bar-Asher and Professor Ruth Berman
Culture and Arts Acting Lia Koenig-Stolper

2011[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Mathematics Professor Saharan Shelah and Professor Noga Alon
Social Sciences Psychology Professor Dan Zakay and Professor Gershon Ben-Shakhar
Humanities Jewish Law Professor Eliav Shochetman and Professor Berachyahu Lifshitz
Culture and Arts Photography Miki Kratsman and Professor Hanan Laskin

2010[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Computer Science Professor Sarit Kraus and Professor David Harel
Life Sciences Brain Research Professor Moussa B.H. Youdim and Professor Baruch Minke
Social Sciences Journalism Carmela Menashe
Humanities Ancient Middle East and African Studies Late Professor Itamar Singer (Ancient Middle East Studies) and Professor David Shulman (African Studies)
Culture and Arts Poetry and Lierature Late Sh. Shifra

2009[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Physics Professor Harry (Zvi) Lipkin
Life Sciences Cancer Research Professor Chaim Cedar and Professor Aharon Razin
Humanities Talmudic Studies and Jewish Philosophy Professor Zev Harvey (Jewish Philosophy)
Culture and Arts Choreography and Dance Yair Vardi and Ohad Naharin


2008[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Chemistry Professor Joshua Jortner and Professor Itamar Willner
Life Sciences Genetics Professor Bathsheva Kerem and Professor Yoram Groner
Social Sciences Education Professor Moshe Dov Caspi and Professor Rachel Elboim-Dror
Humanities Middle Eastern Studies Professor Etan Kohlberg and Professor Sasson Somekh
Culture and Arts Music Professor Yizhak Sadai and Yoni Rechter

2007[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Mathematics Professor Micha Sharir, Professor Vitali Milman, and Professor Shmuel Agmon
Life Sciences Biochemistry and Microbiology Professor Yosef Yarden
Social Sciences Law and Criminology Professor Shlomo Giora Shoham
Humanities History Professor Avishai Margalit and Professor Myriam Yardeni
Culture and Arts Literature Sami Michael and David Grossman

2006[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Physics and Earth Science Professor Yakir Aharonov and Professor Yoseph Imry (Physics) and Professor Zvi Garfunkel (Earth Science)
Life Sciences Medicine and Biology Professor Peretz Lavie
Social Sciences Economy Professor Haim Levy and Professor Ariel Rubinstein
Humanities Talmudic Studies Professor Yaakov Sussmann
Humanities Jewish Philosophy Professor Yehuda Liebes
Culture and Arts Architecture and Design Zvi Narkis (Design) and Nitza Metzger Szmuk (Architecture)

2005[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Professor Meir Wilchek (Chemistry) and Professor Zehev Tadmor (Chemical Engineering)
Life Sciences Cancer Research and Biology Professor Zvi Selinger (Biology)
Social Sciences Archaeology and Sociology Professor Amos Kloner (Archaeology) and Professor Ephraim Stern (Archaeology)
Humanities Literature Professor Raphael Jehuda Zwi Werblowsky and Professor Benjamin Harshav (Hrushovski)
Culture and Arts Director and Acting (Theater) Michael Gurevich (Director) and Orna Porat (Acting)

2004[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Computer Science and Mathematics Professor Michael O. Rabin (Computer Science)
Life Sciences Biotechnology and Brain Research Professor Michel Revel (Biotechnology)
Social Sciences Psychology Professor Mario Mikulincer, Professor Zvi Lamm, and Professor Haim Harari
Humanities History and Jewish History and Biblical Research Professor Meir Benayahu (History)
Culture and Arts Painting and Sculpture Yaakov Dorchin and Yair Garbuz

2003[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Physics Professor Igal Talmi and Professor Yuval Ne’eman
Life Sciences Agriculture and Biology Professor Varda Rotter (Biology), Professor Moshe Oren (Biology), and Professor Ilan Chet (Agriculture)
Social Sciences Law Professor Ruth Gavison
Humanities History Professor Michael Confino and Professor Moshe Jammer
Culture and Arts Classical Music and Dance Rina Schenfeld (Dance) and Professor Noam Sheriff (Music)

2002[edit]

Award Category Award Topic Winner(s)
Exact Sciences Chemistry Professor Dan Shechtman and Professor Raphael Levine
Life Sciences Medicine and Genetics Professor Avram Hershko (Medicine) and Professor Aaron Ciechanover (Medicine)
Social Sciences Economy Professor Elhanan Helpman and Professor Israel Oman
Humanities Talmudic Studies and Jewish Philosophy Professor Israel Moshe Ta-Shma (Talmudic Studies)
Culture and Arts Literature Israel Oman

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