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  Shvat 27, 5778 , 12/02/18

Paul McCartney heads list of Wolf Prize winners

The laureates of the 2018 Wolf Prize in Music and Sciences for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among people were announced today at a special event hosted for the first time by President of Reuven Rivlin. The five awards, which total half a million dollars, will be presented to the winners by President Rivlin at a special ceremony to be held at the Knesset in Jerusalem, at the end of May.

The Wolf Prize for Music will be shared by Sir Paul McCartney, for his seminal contribution to music in the modern era; and to Adam Fischer, an inspirational conductor and eloquent defender of human rights. The prize for agriculture will be granted to Professor Gene Robinson from University of Illinois for leading the genomics revolution in organismal and population biology of the honeybee. Sharing the chemistry prize will be Prof. Omar Yaghi of the University of California and Prof. Makoto Fujita from University of Tokyo. The physics prize will be shared by Prof. Charles H. Bennett from the IBM Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York and Prof. Gilles Brassard from University of Montréal. Prof. Alexander Beilinson and Prof. Vladimir Drinfeld of the University of Chicago will share the physics prize.

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