Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts presented to nine North Americans

Nine outstanding North Americans in the sciences and the arts were on Thursday night awarded five Wolf Prizes – each worth $100,000.

The Wolf Prize has gained international prestige; in the sciences, it is considered second in importance to the Nobel Prize, with more than a third of recipients going on to win the Nobel. In the arts, it is regarded as the most important award.

The Wolf Foundation, which held the ceremony in Tel Aviv, said: “The 2015 laureates are scientists and artists who have displayed groundbreaking creativity and innovative approaches in their fields, while achieving the highest level of excellence.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Health/Wolf-Prizes-in-the-sciences-and-arts-presented-to-nine-North-Americans-389466

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