Tags: ML | Israel | Wolf | Prize

7 U.S., European Scientists Win Israel's Wolf Prize

Monday, 01 Feb 2010 09:45 AM

 

Seven American and European scientists were named winners of Israel's prestigious $100,000 Wolf Prize on Monday.

The Wolf Foundation said its prize in medicine went to Axel Ullrich of Germany for groundbreaking cancer research that has led to development of new drugs.

Sir David Baulcombe of Cambridge University was awarded Wolf Prize for agriculture research in defending plants against viruses.

The physics prize was shared by U.S. professor John F. Clauser, Alain Aspect of France and Anton Zeilinger of Austria for their work in quantum physics.

The mathematics prize was shared by two U.S-based professors: Shing-Tung Yau for geometric analysis, and Dennis Sullivan for contributions to algebraic topology and conformal dynamics.

Each category carries a $100,000 prize, which is then divided if there is more than one recipient.

The Wolf Foundation says 38 past winners have gone on to win Nobel prizes. The winners will receive the awards in a ceremony on May 13.

The Wolf Foundation was founded by the late German-born Dr. Ricardo Wolf, an inventor, philanthropist and former Cuban ambassador to Israel. The private nonprofit foundation's council is chaired by Israel's education minister.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NASA Launches Earth-observing Satellite

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 12:48 PM

A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which ma . . .

After Historic Balloon Journey, Crew Plans Landing Saturday

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 07:45 AM

Two pilots from the U.S. and Russia have traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to  . . .

GMO Mosquito Plan Sparks Debate in Florida

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 07:44 AM

A British company's plan to unleash hordes of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida to reduce the threat of dengue  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved