2012 Dan David Prizes Awarded; Three $1 Million Awards Presented
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2012 Dan David Prizes Awarded; Three $1 Million Awards Presented PR Newswire TEL AVIV, Israel, June 12, 2012 TEL AVIV, Israel, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dan David Prize award ceremony took place yesterday at Tel Aviv University, in the presence of Prof.

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2012 Dan David Prizes Awarded; Three $1
Million Awards Presented
PR Newswire
TEL AVIV, Israel, June 12, 2012
TEL AVIV, Israel
,
June 12, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
The
Dan David Prize award ceremony
took place yesterday at Tel Aviv
University, in the presence of Prof. Joseph Klafter, President of Tel Aviv
University and Chairman of the Dan David Prize Board, Prof. Ruth Arnon,
President of the Israel Academy of Sciences, members of the David family,
the 2012 Dan David Prize laureates, foreign ambassadors, and prominent
academic and business figures from
Israel
and abroad.
To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56538-dandavidprize
Awards were presented in the fields of:
History/Biography
to
Dr. Robert Conquest
(
USA
) for exposing the realities of Stalinist rule in the
1930s.
Sir Martin Gilbert
(
United Kingdom
) for his remarkable, multi-volume
biography of Sir Winston Churchill.
Plastic Arts
to
Mr. William Kentridge
(
South Africa
) for his renowned, socially conscious,
and extremely diversified works of art.
Genome Research
to
Prof. David Botstein
(Princeton University,
USA
) for his pioneering research
in modern human genetics.
Prof. Eric Lander
(Broad Institute Harvard and MIT,
USA
) for his seminal work
in the genetic mapping of humans and animals.
Dr. J. Craig Venter (
J. Craig Venter Institute,
USA
) for his contributions to
metagenomics and for creating a functional bacterial genome from synthetic
building blocks.
The Dan David Prize has been awarded since the year 2002 to individuals or
institutions with proven, exceptional excellence in the sciences, arts, and
humanities within each of the three time dimensions: past, present, and future.
(
$1Million
is awarded in each time dimension).
The ceremony included artistic performances by the Harel Kay Ka-Ya Group,
the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Percussion Ensemble, Tel Aviv University;
and flutist Margarita Timoshin.
The laureates donate 10% of their prize money towards 20 scholarships for
outstanding doctoral and
post- doctoral students from all over the world.
The Dan David Prize seeks to impact on the next generation of leaders and
involves high school students through the "Name Your Hero" Essay
Competition.
Various attendant events are taking place this week at Tel Aviv University within
the framework of the Dan David Prize:
Scholarship/Name Your Hero Essay Competition Award Ceremony
'A Personal Account'
A Meeting with the Historian
Dr. Robert Conquest
'A Natural History of the Studio'
A Meeting with the Artist
William Kentridge
'The Human Genome and Future Biomedical Research'
A symposium with
Prof. David Botstein, Prof. Eric Lander, and Dr. J.
Craig Venter
View live at:
http://video.tau.ac.il/DanDavid-Prize-12
Ms. Orly Fromer
Media Director
Cell: +972-52-4737373
fromer@post.tau.ac.il
http://www.dandavidprize.org, +972-3-6406614/5, ddprize@post.tau.ac.il
Video: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56538-dandavidprize