Isramail - Israeli Nobel Laureates
A fact you probably did not know about Israel: out of only eight million people living in Israel, in a country in the size of New Jersey, that has existed for only 65 years, been through more than six wars, in the hot desert of the middle east...yesterday Israel celebrated its 12th Nobel Prize winner!
Three Jewish professors - two of them Israeli - share the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry:
- Kibbutz-born Arieh Warshel fought in 1967 war and 1973 war.
- Michael Levitt taught at the Weizmann Institute for most of the 1980s and took Israeli citizenship.
- And Martin Karplus, fled as a child to the US from Nazi-occupied Austria.
All got the prestigious prize awarded "for the development of multi-scale models for complex chemical systems."
And check this out! Israel is 11th place in the world in countries by Nobel laureates per capita passing Germany, Netherlands, Japan, France and even Canada, Russia and the United States. This is the complete list of Israeli Nobel laureates:
- Dan Shechtman – awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- Ada E. Yonath – awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her studies on the structure and function of the ribosome.
- Robert Aumann – awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis.
- Aaron Ciechanover – awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery with Avram Hershko and Irwin Rose of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation.
- Avram Hershko – awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery with Aaron Ciechanover and Irwin Rose of ubiquitin-medicated protein degradation.
- Daniel Kahneman – awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in prospect theory.
- Yitzhak Rabin – awarded the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize together with Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat.
- Shimon Peres – awarded the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat for the peace talks he participated in as foreign minister, producing the Oslo Accords.
- Menachem Begin – awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize with Anwar Sadat for signing a peace treaty with Egypt.
- Shmuel Yosef Agnon – awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize in Literature for his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people.