The EMET Prize for Art, Science and Culture

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EMET Prize
Awarded 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
Website http://www.emetprize.org

The Emet Prize for Art, Science and Culture is an Israeli prize awarded annually for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far-reaching influence and make a significant contribution to society.[1] Prizes are awarded in the following five categories: the Exact Sciences, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Culture and the Arts.

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 who 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[2] and the A.M.N. Foundation. Currently, the Chairman of the Award Committee is retired Supreme Court Justice Jacob Turkel.

EMET Prize Laureates[edit]

2017[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Computer & Electronic engineering Professor Jacob Ziv
Life Sciences Cancer Research Professor Zelig Eshhar and Professor Alexander Levitzki
Social Sciences Economics Professor Assaf Razin
Humanities Philosophy Professor David Heyd
Culture and Arts Theater Mr. Oded Kotler and Mr. Aryeh Yevgeny


2016[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Mathematics Professor David Kazhdan and Professor Joseph Bernstein
Life Sciences Brain Research Professor Haim Sompolinsky
Social Sciences Social Work Professor Zahava Solomon and Professor Rami Benbenishty
Humanities Holocaust Research Professor Yehuda Bauer
Culture and Arts Hebrew Literature Author Abraham B. Yehoshua and Author Ronit Matalon

2015[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Earth and Environmental Science Professor Joseph Loya and Professor Daniel Rosenfeld ()
Life Sciences Agriculture Professor Morris Soller and Professor Dani Zamir (he)
Social Sciences Education Professor Bat-Sheva Eylon (he) and Professor Miriam Ben-Peretz (he)
Humanities Jewish Philosophy Professor Dov Schwartz (he)
Culture and Arts Music Professor Betty Olivero and Professor Tzvi Avni
Honoree of Emet Prize Former Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Bach

2014[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Computer Science Professor Shimon Ullman
Life Sciences Biotechnology Professor David Wallach
Social Sciences Law Professor Yitzhak Zamir and Professor Ariel Porat (he)
Humanities Archaeology Professor Naama Goren-Inbar (he) and Professor Yoram Tsafrir
Culture and Arts Architecture Architect Shlomo Aronson and Architect Yaacov Yaar
Honoree of Emet Prize Professor Michael Sela

2013[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Physics Professor Moty (Mordehai) Heiblum (he)
Life Sciences Genetic Professor Ben-Zion Shilo (ro) and Professor Giora Simchen and Professor Gideon Rechavi
Social Sciences Political Science Professor Shlomo Avineri
Humanities Jewish Languages Professor David M. Bunis
Culture and Arts Painting and Sculpture Professor Zvi Goldstein (Painting), Professor Nahum Tevet (Sculpture)

2012[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Chemistry Professor Raphael Mechoulam and Professor Abraham Nitzan
Life Sciences Physiology Professor Adi Kimchi (he) and Professor Marshall Devor
Social Sciences Economics Professor Menahem E. Yaari (de)
Humanities Linguistics Professor Ruth A. Berman and Professor Moshe Bar-Asher
Culture and Arts Acting Mrs. Lea Koenig-Stolper

2011[edit]

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

2010[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(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 Professor Itamar Singer (Ancient Middle East Studies) , Professor David Dean Shulman (African and Asian Studies)
Culture and Arts Poetry and Literature Sh. Shifra (he)

2009[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Physics Professor Harry J. Lipkin
Life Sciences Cancer Research Professor Chaim Cedar and Professor Aharon Razin
Humanities Talmudic Studies and Jewish Philosophy Professor Menahem Kahana (he) (Talmud), Professor Zev Harvey (he) (Jewish Philosophy)
Culture and Arts Choreography and Dance Yair Vardi and Ohad Naharin

2008[edit]

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

2007[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Computer Science and Mathematics Professor Micha Sharir (Computer Science), Professor Vitali Milman and Professor Shmuel Agmon (Mathematics)
Life Sciences Biochemistry and Microbiology Professor Yosef Yarden (he) (Biochemistry), Professor Eliora Ron (he) (Microbiology)
Social Sciences Law and Criminology Professor Aharon Barak (Law), Professor Shlomo Giora Shoham (Criminology)
Humanities Philosophy and History Professor Avishai Margalit (Philosophy), Professor Myriam Yardeni (History)
Culture and Arts Literature Sami Michael and David Grossman

2006[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Physics and Earth Science Professor Yakir Aharonov and Professor Yoseph Imry (Physics) and Professor Zvi Garfunkel (he) (Earth Science)
Life Sciences Medicine and Biology Professor Peretz Lavie (Medicine), Professor Ada Yonath and Professor Eli Keshet (Biology)
Social Sciences Economy and Management Science Professor Haim Levy (he) and Professor Ariel Rubinstein
Humanities Talmudic Studies and Jewish Philosophy Professor Yaakov Sussmann (he) (Talmud), Professor Yehuda Liebe (he) (Jewish Philosophy)
Culture and Arts Architecture and Design Zvi Narkis (he) (Design) and Nitza Metzger Szmuk (Architecture)

2005[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Professor Meir Wilchek (Chemistry), Professor Zeev Tadmor (he) (Chemical Engineering)
Life Sciences Cancer Research and Biology Professor Yosef Shiloh (he) (Cancer Research), Professor Zvi Selinger (he) (Biology)
Social Sciences Archaeology and Sociology Professor Amos Kloner and Professor Ephraim Stern (Archaeology), Professor S.N. Eisenstadt (Sociology)
Humanities Literary Research and Religion Research Professor R.J. Zwi Werblowsky (Religion) , Professor Benjamin Harshav (he) (Literature)
Culture and Arts Director and Acting (Theater) Michael Gurevich (he) (Director) , Orna Porat (Acting)

2004[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Computer Science and Mathematics Professor Michael O. Rabin (Computer Science), Professor Hillel Furstenberg (Mathematics)
Life Sciences Biotechnology and Brain Research Professor Michel Revel (he) (Biotechnology), Professor Moshe Abeles (Brain Research)
Social Sciences Psychology and Education Professor Mario Mikulincer (he) (Psychology), Professor Zvi Lamm (he) and Professor Haim Harari (Education)
Humanities History and Jewish History and Biblical Research Professor Meir Benayahu (he) (History) , Professor Emanuel Tov (Biblical Research)
Culture and Arts Painting and Sculpture Yair Garbuz (Painiting) , Ya'acov Dorchin (Sculpture)

2003[edit]

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

2002[edit]

Award Category Field Laureate(s)
Exact Sciences Chemistry Prof. Dan Shechtman, Prof. Raphael Levine
Life Sciences Medicine and Genetics Prof. Avram Hershko, Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, Prof. Leo Sachs
Social Sciences Economics Prof. Elhanan Helpman, Prof. Israel Aumann
Humanities Talmudic Studies and Jewish Philosophy Prof. Israel Moshe Ta-Shma (he) (Talmudic Studies), Prof. Moshe Idel (Jewish philosophy)
Culture and Arts Literature S. Yizhar (Izhar Smilansky)

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