- Dan David Prize
Dan David Prize Awarded for outstanding contribution in the fields of science, technology, culture or social welfare Presented by The Dan David Foundation Country Israel First awarded 2002 Official website http://www.dandavidprize.org
The Dan David Prize annually awards 3 prizes of $1 million each awarded by the Dan David Foundation and Tel Aviv University to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in the fields of science, technology, culture or social welfare. There are three prize categories - past, present and future. Prize laureates donate 10 percent of their prize money to outstanding doctoral students and researchers in their own field from around the world.
The Dan David Foundation was founded in 2000 with a $100 million endowment by Romanian-born international businessman and philanthropist Dan David. The first awards ceremony took place at Tel Aviv University on May 2002. The First Founding Director of the Dan David Prize was Professor Gad Barzilai and the foundation is now chaired by Itamar Rabinovich, former president of Tel Aviv University. In 2007, the ceremony was held at Opéra de Paris. Supporters of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement have pressured prize recipients to forego the Israel-based awards, but no winners have done so as of 2011.
Year Theme Laureate 2002 Past - History Warburg Library Present - Technology, information and society Daniel Hillis Future - Life sciences Sydney Brenner, John Sulston, Robert Waterston 2003 Past - Paleoanthropology Michel Brunet Present - Print & electronic media James Nachtwey, Frederick Wiseman Future - cosmology & astronomy John Bahcall 2004 Past - Cities: Historical legacy Rome, Istanbul, Jerusalem Present - Leadership: Changing our World Klaus Schwab Future - Brain sciences Robert Wurtz, Amiram Grinvald, William Newsome 2005 Past- Archaeology Graeme Barker, Israel Finkelstein Present - The Performing Arts: Film, Theater, Dance, Music Peter Brook Future - Materials science Robert Langer, George Whitesides, C.N.R. Rao 2006 Past - Music Yo-Yo Ma Present - Journalism Magdi Allam, Monica Gonzalez, Adam Michnik, Goenawan Mohamad Future - Treatment of cancer John Mendelsohn, Joseph Schlessinger 2007 Past - Historians Jacques Le Goff Present - Contemporary Music Pascal Dusapin, Zubin Mehta Future - Quest for Energy James E. Hansen, Jerry Olson, Sarah Kurtz 2008 Past - Creative Rendering of the Past Amos Oz, Tom Stoppard, Atom Egoyan Present - Social Responsibility Al Gore Future - Geosciences Ellen Mosley-Thompson & Lonnie Thompson, Geoffrey Eglinton 2009 Past - Astrophysics - History of the Universe Paolo de Bernardis, Andrew E. Lange, Paul Richards Present - Leadership Tony Blair Future - Global Public Health Robert Gallo 2010 Past - March Towards Democracy Giorgio Napolitano Present - Literature: Rendition of the 20th Century Margaret Atwood, Amitav Ghosh Future - Computers and Telecommunications Leonard Kleinrock, Gordon E. Moore, Michael O. Rabin 2011 Past - Evolution Marcus Feldman Present - Cinema and Society Coen Brothers Future - Ageing -Facing the Challenge Cynthia Kenyon, Gary Ruvkun
- ^ http://www.dandavidprize.org The Dan David Prize
- ^ "The true worth of Dan David - Haaretz - Israel News". Haaretz. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/923356.html. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
- ^ Al Gore - Present 2008 Laureate - Dan David Prize, TAU[dead link]
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- ^ "Coen brothers win $1m Dan David Prize". BBC News. 16 May 2011. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13408854. Retrieved 17 May 2011. "The pair were given the Dan David Prize - awarded to people who have made 'an outstanding contribution to humanity' - at Tel Aviv University in Israel."
http://www.dandavidprize.org - Official Dan David Prize website, including complete list of all laureates by year.
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