Kistler Prize

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The Kistler Prize (created 1999) is awarded annually to recognize original contributions "to the understanding of the connection between human heredity and human society," and includes a cash award of US $100,000 and a 200-gram gold medallion.

The prize is awarded by the Foundation For the Future, and is named after its benefactor, physicist and inventor Walter Kistler. The recipients have been:

Walter P. Kistler Book Award[edit]

The Walter P. Kistler Book Award was established in 2003 to recognize authors of science books that "significantly increase the knowledge and understanding of the public regarding subjects that will shape the future of our species." The award includes a cash prize of US$10,000 and is formally presented in ceremonies that are open to the public.

The recipients have been:

Foundation For the Future[edit]

The mission of the Foundation For the Future is to increase and diffuse knowledge concerning the long-term future of humanity. It conducts a broad range of programs and activities to promote an understanding of the factors that may have an impact on human life in the long term.[1]

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