Past

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The Warburg Library, London

2002 - Past - History

for facilitating the study of western civilization and its convergence with the ancient and... [read more]

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Michel Brunet

2003 - Past - Paleoanthropology

Directeur UMR CNRS 6046 Laboratoire de Geobiologie, Biochronologie et Paleontologie Humaine... [read more]

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Jerusalem

2004 - Past - Cities: Historical Legacy

Jerusalem has made one of the most important contributions to humanity for being the holy place... [read more]

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Istanbul

2004 - Past - Cities: Historical Legacy

Istanbul has made one of the most important contributions to humanity for it embodies the... [read more]

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Rome

2004 - Past - Cities: Historical Legacy

Rome has made one of the most important contributions to humanity for its jurisprudence, its... [read more]

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Israel Finkelstein

2005 - Past - Archaeology

Prof. Israel Finkelstein is the holder of the Jacob M. AlkowChair in the Archaeology of Israel... [read more]

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Graeme Barker

2005 - Past - Archaeology

Professor of Archaeology and Director, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research University... [read more]

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Yo-Yo Ma

2006 - Past - Preserving Cultural Heritage

Yo-Yo Ma is a world-renowned cellist whose inspirations go well beyond the concert hall. In... [read more]

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Jacques Le Goff (January 1924 – April 2014)

2007 - Past - Historians - Authors of Major Works of History

Jacques Le Goff has been recognized as one of the leading historians of the European Middle Ages... [read more]

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Tom Stoppard

2008 - Past - Creative Rendering of the Past: Literature, Theater, Film

Tom Stoppard established himself as one of the few undisputed masters of the modern stage in... [read more]

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Atom Egoyan

2008 - Past - Creative Rendering of the Past: Literature, Theater, Film

Atom Egoyan, an Officer of the Order of Canada, is a critically acclaimed and prize winning... [read more]

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Amos Oz

2008 - Past - Creative Rendering of the Past: Literature, Theater, Film

Amos Oz, one of the most widely read Israeli writers in the world, has published numerous... [read more]

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Paolo de Bernardis

2009 - Past Astrophysics-History of the Universe

Paolo de Bernardis is Professor of Physics at the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy. His... [read more]

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Andrew E. Lange (July 1957 – January 2010)

2009 - Past Astrophysics-History of the Universe

Andrew E. Lange, Goldberger Professor of Physics at California Institute of Technology,... [read more]

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Paul Richards

2009 - Past Astrophysics-History of the Universe

Paul Richards is Professor of the Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley. Prof.... [read more]

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Giorgio Napolitano

2010 - Past - March Towards Democracy

Giorgio Napolitano is the President of the Republic of Italy and is known for his dedication to... [read more]

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Marcus Feldman

2011 - Past - Evolution

Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA Prof. Feldman has... [read more]

Robert Conquest

Robert Conquest

2012 - Past - History/Biography

Dr. Robert Conquest, British historian and renowned writer and researcher on the Soviet Union;... [read more]

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Martin Gilbert

2012 - Past - History/Biography

The Rt. Hon. Sir Martin Gilbert, a leading historian of the modern world and the official... [read more]

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Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

2013 - Past - Classics, The Modern Legacy of the Ancient World

Sir Geoffrey Lloyd is currently Senior Scholar in Residence at the Needham Research Institute, a... [read more]

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Krzysztof Czyzewski

2014 - Past - History & Memory

Mr. Krysztof Czyzewski is a renowned Polish publisher, writer and theater director, public... [read more]

Pierre-Nora

Pierre Nora

2014 - Past - History & Memory

Mr. Pierre Nora is public intellectual and publisher who helped establish the new... [read more]

Saul-Friedlander

Saul Friedlander

2014 - Past - History & Memory

Prof. Saul Friedlander holds UCLA's 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies. He is considered one... [read more]

Present

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Daniel Hillis

2002 - Present - Technology, Information and Society

Dr. W. Daniel Hillis has been selected for the first Dan David prize in the category of 'The... [read more]

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Frederick Wiseman

2003 - Present - Print & Electronic Media

Frederick Wiseman is widely acclaimed as the most important person ever to lift a camera for... [read more]

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James Nachtwey

2003 - Present - Print & Electronic Media

James Nachtwey is no ordinary photojournalist. He has dedicated his life to documenting the... [read more]

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Klaus Schwab

2004 - Present - Leadership: Changing Our World

The 2004 Dan David Prize for the Present Time Dimension in the field of Leadership: Changing Our... [read more]

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Peter Brook

2005 - Present - The Performing Arts: Film, Theater, Dance, Music

Peter Brook, born in London, on March 21, 1925 , is currently the Director of the International... [read more]

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Goenawan Mohamad

2006 - Present - Journalists of Print Media

Goenawan Mohamad is one of the world's leading voices of moderate Islam. He has written... [read more]

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Adam Michnik

2006 - Present - Journalists of Print Media

Adam Michnik, a Polish journalist and activist, has made enormous contributions to freedom of... [read more]

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Monica Gonzalez

2006 - Present - Journalists of Print Media

Monica Gonzalez, a Chilean journalist and author, has established a reputation as Chile's... [read more]

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Magdi Allam

2006 - Present - Journalists of Print Media

Magdi Allam, born in Egypt and raised in Italy, is one of the leading journalists in Italy... [read more]

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Zubin Mehta

2007 - Present - Contemporary Music

Zubin Mehta, who has just celebrated his 70th birthday, is one of the world`s leading... [read more]

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Pascal Dusapin

2007 - Present - Contemporary Music

Pascal Dusapin (born in 1955) is an outstanding figure within the world of contemporary music,... [read more]

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Al Gore

2008 - Present - Social Responsibility with Particular Emphasis on the Environment

Al Gore is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide... [read more]

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Tony Blair

2009 - Present Leadership

Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) Blair, former British Prime Minister, is one of the most... [read more]

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Margaret Atwood

2010 - Present - Literature: Rendition of the 20th Century

One of Canada's most renowned writers, Margaret Atwood is a prolific writer who has produced... [read more]

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Amitav Ghosh

2010 - Present - Literature: Rendition of the 20th Century

Amitav Ghosh is an lndian-Bengali novelist whose work offers a panoramic treatment of... [read more]

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The Coen Brothers

2011 - Present - Cinema and Society

Minnesota born in the 1950's, Joel and Ethan Coen have worked closely as a creative pair who... [read more]

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William Kentridge

2012 - Present - Plastic Arts

William Kentridge is an internationally renowned artist whose work deals with poignant political... [read more]

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Michel Serres

2013 - Present - Ideas, Public Intellectuals and Contemporary Philosophers

Prof. Michel Serres has been professor of philosophy at Clermont-Ferrand, Vincennes, Paris since... [read more]

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Leon Wieseltier

2013 - Present - Ideas, Public Intellectuals and Contemporary Philosophers

Noted American intellectual and philosopher and Literary Editor of The New Republic, a foremost... [read more]

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John A. Hardy

2014 - Present - Combatting Memory Loss

Prof. John A. Hardy is the Head of the Department of Molecular Neuroscience and Chair of... [read more]

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Peter St. George-Hyslop

2014 - Present - Combatting Memory Loss

Prof. Peter St. George-Hyslop is the Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Department... [read more]

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Brenda Milner

2014 - Present - Combatting Memory Loss

Brenda Milner is the Dorothy J. Killam Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, and a... [read more]

Future

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Robert H. Waterston

2002 - Future - Life Sciences

Prof. Robert H. Waterston (born 1943 in Michigan, USA) obtained a bachelor's degree in... [read more]

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John Sulston

2002 - Future - Life Sciences

subsequently received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2002. [read more]

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Sydney Brenner

2002 - Future - Life Sciences

subsequently received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2002.Prof. Sydney Brenner's sustained... [read more]

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John Bahcall (December 1934 – August 2005)

2003 - Future - Cosmology & Astronomy

Prof. John Bahcall made fundamental and lasting contributions to an astonishing number of... [read more]

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William T. Newsome III

2004 - Future - Brain Sciences

Dr. William T. Newsome bridges the fields of neurophysiology and perceptual psychology. Through... [read more]

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Amiram Grinvald

2004 - Future - Brain Sciences

Dr. Amiram Grinvald of the Weizmann Institute's Neurobiology Department is considered the world... [read more]

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Robert Wurtz

2004 - Future - Brain Sciences

Dr. Robert Wurtz, Dr. Amiram Grinvald and Dr. William Newsome have revolutionized neurobiology... [read more]

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C.N.R. Rao

2005 - Future - Materials Science

C.N.R. Rao is the Linus Pauling Research Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced... [read more]

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George Whitesides

2005 - Future - Materials Science

George Whitesides is Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers Professor at the Department of Chemistry and... [read more]

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Robert Langer

2005 - Future - Materials Science

Robert Langer is the Kenneth L. Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at... [read more]

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John Mendelsohn

2006 - Future - Cancer Therapy

John Mendelsohn, MD, combines experience in clinical and laboratory research with administrative... [read more]

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Joseph Schlessinger

2006 - Future - Cancer Therapy

Joseph Schlessinger, PhD, has been the William H. Prusoff Professor and Chairman of the... [read more]

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James Hansen

2007 - Future - Quest for Energy

Dr. Hansen, affiliated with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, is one of... [read more]

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Sarah Kurtz & Jerry Olson

2007 - Future - Quest for Energy

Over the past two decades Sarah R. Kurtz and Jerry M. Olson have made exceptional and profound... [read more]

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Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Lonnie G. Thompson

2008 - Future - Geosciences

Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Lonnie Thompson, Professors at the Ohio State University, USA, are a... [read more]

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Geoffrey Eglinton

2008 - Future - Geosciences

Geoffrey Eglinton is Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Earth Sciences at the... [read more]

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Robert C. Gallo

2009 - Future Global Public Health

Robert C. Gallo, MD, is the Director, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School... [read more]

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Leonard Kleinrock

2010 - Future - Computers and Telecommunications

Prof. Leonard Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of... [read more]

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Gordon E. Moore

2010 - Future - Computers and Telecommunications

Dr. Gordon E. Moore is a visionary. His prediction in 1965, widely known as "Moore's Law",... [read more]

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Michael O. Rabin

2010 - Future - Computers and Telecommunications

Prof. Michael O. Rabin, Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, Boston, and at the... [read more]

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Cynthia Kenyon

2011 - Future - Ageing-Facing the Challenge

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco... [read more]

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Gary Ruvkun

2011 - Future - Ageing-Facing the Challenge

Professor of Genetics, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard... [read more]

David Botstein

David Botstein

2012 - Future - Genome Research

Anthony B. Evnin Professor of Genomics; Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative... [read more]

Eric Lander

Eric Lander

2012 - Future - Genome Research

Founding Director, Broad Institute Harvard and MIT and director of its Genome Biology Program,... [read more]

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J. Craig Venter

2012 - Future - Genome Research

Founder, Chairman, and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD and La Jolla,... [read more]

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Esther Duflo

2013 - Future - Preventive Medicine

Renowned French economist, Esther Duflo, is Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development... [read more]

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Alfred Sommer

2013 - Future - Preventive Medicine

Alfred Sommer, Professor of Epidemiology and International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg... [read more]

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Marvin Minsky

2014 - Future - Artificial Intelligence, The Digital Mind

Prof. Marvin Minsky is Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Electrical... [read more]

Tel Aviv University

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