Laureates 2004

Past - Cities: Historical Legacy

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem has made one of the most important contributions to humanity for being the holy place where monotheism was shaped to become the core of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Istanbul

Istanbul

Istanbul has made one of the most important contributions to humanity for it embodies the history of West and East in miniature, proudly caring for and displaying the monuments and treasures of its grand empires.
The city of Istanbul stands precisely between West and East: geographically, historically and

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Rome

Rome

Rome has made one of the most important contributions to humanity for its jurisprudence, its language and the importance of its historical legacy, all of which have influenced civilization throughout the centuries.

The city of Rome has carried out numerous efforts to preserve and maintain its museums, its archaeological sites and historic monuments. In recent years, its projects have become of paramount importance and are based on the strict

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Present - Leadership: Changing Our World

Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab

The 2004 Dan David Prize for the Present Time Dimension in the field of Leadership: Changing Our World is awarded to Dr. Klaus Schwab for his role in developing the World Economic Forum (WEF) into a major international organization and in particular, for harnessing it and numerous corporate leaders to projects of social responsibility and international peace and

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Future - Brain Sciences

William T. Newsome III

William T. Newsome III

Dr. William T. Newsome bridges the fields of neurophysiology and perceptual psychology. Through his outstanding research he has demonstrated the correlation between certain brain cells and the process of visual perception and how the brain interprets the signals arriving from the eye. If these links between nerve cell activity and perception can be clarified, researchers will be able to find the best ways of looking at the brain to determine

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Amiram Grinvald

Amiram Grinvald

Dr. Amiram Grinvald of the Weizmann Institute's Neurobiology Department is considered the world leader in functional optical imaging. He was the first to use the term optical imaging in a paper published in 1984. Technical innovation developed by Dr. Grinvald has had a profound impact on neurosciences. Visualizing electrical activity in the living brain, in real time, has been realized through Dr. Amiram Grinvald's method of optical imaging

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Robert Wurtz

Robert Wurtz

Dr. Robert Wurtz

Dr. Robert H. Wurtz has made one of the most salient discoveries in cognitive neurosciences by understanding how the brain processes different aspects of the visual scene in different places, segregating color, and processing motion and form.

Robert Wurtz developed techniques for studying the activity of single visual neurons in an alert monkey trained to carry out behavioral tasks. His studies enabled careful analysis of

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