The Dan David Foundation announced on Tuesday the 2015 laureates of the Dan David Prize. Among those honored this year are Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, who will be awarded the prize for the category the Present: The Information Revolution, Prof. Peter R. Brown
and Prof. Alessandro Portelli, who will receive the award for Retrieving the Past: Historians and their Sources, and Prof. David Haussler, Prof. Michael S. Waterman and Dr. Cyrus Chothia, who will be awarded the prize for The Future: Bioinformatics.
The Dan David Foundation awards three $1 million prizes each year for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on the world.
Winners have included the moviemaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, Al Gore, Amos Oz, Tony Blair and Yo-Yo Ma.