Two Weizmann Institute scientists awarded EMET Prize
Two Weizmann Institute faculty members were awarded the EMET Prize in the fall: Prof. Mordechai Heiblum received the award in its exact sciences category, and Prof. Ben-Zion Shilo received the award in its life sciences category. Prof. Heiblum is a world renowned pioneer of nanophysics and his insights are considered a breakthrough for basic science as well as for applications in fields such as quantum computing. Prof. Shilo has made seminal contributions to the understanding of embryonic development. Using a wide spectrum of genetic, molecular, and computational approaches, Prof. Shilo has elucidated mechanisms underlying interactions between cells that give rise to the formation of elaborate patterns and organs during development.
The EMET Prize has been awarded every year since 2002 by the A.M.N Foundation. The Foundation, together with a Prize Committee headed by a former Supreme Court Judge, selects the recipients according to their excellence in their profession and their dedication to making a better world for the younger generation. Prize winners include scientists, linguists, artists, historians, economists, jurists, scholars of the humanities, and education professionals.