פרופ' דניאל כהנמן
פרופ' דניאל כהנמןצילום: פלאש 90

Nobel Prize laureate Daniel Kahneman passed away on Wednesday at the age of 90.

Kahneman, an Israeli-American psychologist, was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in behavioral economics.

He was a senior scholar and faculty member emeritus at Princeton University's Department of Psychology and Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

In the 1970s Kahneman taught at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

In 2008, US President Barack Obama presented Kahneman with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

President Herzog commented on the passing of Prof. Kahneman, stating "With the passing of Professor Daniel Kahneman, we lose one of the brightest minds we have known. As a Jewish boy who lived under German occupation in France, he went on to become a Nobel Laureate whose research made history and changed the way humanity perceives reality. Through his development of Prospect Theory, and his vital and groundbreaking work in the fields of economics and psychology, he brought great pride to the State of Israel and the Jewish people as a whole. His research will continue to contribute to humanity and science even after his death, as will the many students he inspired. May his memory be blessed."