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2004 EMET Prize Laureates

The EMET Prize is an annual prize given for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far reaching influence and significant contribution to society.

Prof. Hillel Furstenberg

The EMET Prize is awarded to Prof. Hillel Furstenberg, one of the great mathematicians of our time, for his extraordinary achievements and his fundamental, original and deep contribution to ergodic theory, topological dynamics, Lie groups and combinatorial number theory. His important scientific contribution has done much to establish Israel’s international standing in the field of mathematics.

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Prof. Michael Ozer Rabin

The EMET Prize is awarded to Prof. Michael Oser Rabin for his extraordinary achievements in a variety of fields: Automata theory, computational complexity, probabilistic algorithms and encryption theory. His work has defined the most significant trends of research in computer science since the field was founded. His influence and international status have greatly contributed to advancing Israel’s standing as a leading world center of computer science and knowledge-intensive industries. Professor Rabin is one of the giants in Computer Science and belongs to the handful of the greatest scientists in this field since A. Turing.

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Prof. Moshe Abeles

The EMET Prize is awarded to Prof. Moshe Abeles for his ground-breaking contribution to the study of the brain in many fields. His prolific research in the field of computational physiology, has brought about a significant change in the understanding of the brain, and is at the forefront of the field in Israel and throughout the world.

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Prof. Michel Revel

The EMET Prize is awarded to Prof. Michel Revel for being among the world leaders in biotechnology research. His prolific academic research has yielded new medical treatments for many illnesses, and has become a great biotechnological success.

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Prof. Haim Harari

The EMET Prize is awarded to Prof. Haim Harari for his significant contribution to providing science education for all pupils in the education system. His wondrous ability to introduce into the field of educational philosophy, patterns borrowed from scientific fields, and inculcate them successfully within the Israeli education system, constitutes a breakthrough in educational practice.

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Prof. Zvi Lamm

The EMET Prize is awarded to Prof. Zvi Lamm for his exceptional contribution to educational philosophy and practice in Israel. His contribution to education in Israel encompasses all levels from theory to practice, and ranges from challenges and criticism to creating conceptual and organizational infrastructure.

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Prof. Mario Mikulincer

The EMET Prize is awarded to Prof. Mario Mikulincer for his extraordinary contribution in the study of personality and social psychology. His prolific work, his systematic and innovative scientific approach and his theoretical and practical contribution have put his research in the forefront of the field in Israel and around the world.

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Prof. Meir Benayahu

Prof. Benayahu founded in the 1950's, together with President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, the Institute for the Research of Jewish Communities in the Middle East (Ben-Zvi Institute). He was awarded the EMET Prize for his unique and in-depth contribution to the study of Jewish communities, Hebrew imprints, Rabbinic literature and Jewish wisdom, and ancient manuscripts, as well as the outstanding management of important scientific projects.

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Prof. Emanuel Tov

The EMET prize is awarded to Prof. Emanuel Tov for his crucial contribution to the study of the Biblical text and the Septuagint, as well as the outstanding management of important scientific projects, first and foremost among them, the management of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project and bringing their publication to completion. His prolific work constitutes a basic foundation of Bible studies in Israel and around the world. His completion of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project opened a new chapter in the study of these texts.

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Mr. Yair Garbuz

The EMET prize is awarded to painter Yair Garbuz, a creative and influential artist and one of the greatest visual troubadours of Israeli art. His unique style has had an immense influence, and Garboz has made a marked contribution in this field.

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Mr Yaacov Dorchin

The EMET prize is awarded to sculptor Yaacov Dorchin for creating among the most prominent, unique and influential works in the field of sculpture. His work introduced Israeli art to the use of local materials and a form of processing that has become an Israeli canon and an accepted standard.

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