Laureates 2002

Past - History

The Warburg Library, London

The Warburg Library, London

for facilitating the study of western civilization and its convergence with the ancient and modern cultures of Islam, Judaism, and early Christianity

The Warburg Library has been awarded the first Dan David Prize for History for its exemplary activities in supporting the human quest for understanding of the past as a touchstone for the future.

The Warburg Library assists scholars working in different historical traditions, and has an

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Present - Technology, Information and Society

Daniel Hillis

Daniel Hillis

Dr. W. Daniel Hillis has been selected for the first Dan David prize in the category of 'The Present: Technology, Information and Society" for his defining work in the area of parallel processing and for his spirit of innovation, creativity and exploration.

Future - Life Sciences

Robert H. Waterston

Robert H. Waterston

Prof. Robert H. Waterston (born 1943 in Michigan, USA) obtained a bachelor's degree in engineering from Princeton University in 1965 and received both a medical degree and a doctorate in pathology from the University of Chicago in 1972. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, Prof. Waterston joined the Washington University faculty in

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John Sulston

John Sulston

subsequently received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2002.

Sydney Brenner

Sydney Brenner

subsequently received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2002.

Prof. Sydney Brenner's sustained contributions during the course of a scientific career spanning 40 years are exceptional both in their novelty and in their impact on biology.