The award has been awarded annually since 2002 to Israeli citizens in recognition of “academic or professional excellence."
Ilana Ashkenazi, director of the EMET Prize, adds, “The EMET Prize illustrates how academic and professional excellence can improve the human condition, in all areas of life.”
Present at the event were members of the professional selection committees, EMET award committee members, and some of the top scientific in Israel today.
The intention of the prize is to “acknowledge those who view excellence as a way of life, and the fulfillment of human potential as essential to creating a better world for future generations.”
EMET Prize honors nine outstanding individuals in their annual ceremony.
“These winners are dedicated to making the world a better place,” the night’s emcee Gal Ravid told the audience in the Jerusalem Theater.
EMET Prize laureates Michal Rovner and Hanna Herzog describe the powerful impact their work has on how we see the world.
With an unprecedented five women acknowledged this year, the EMET Prize has given them their well-deserved moment to shine
“Last year there were no female winners, so I called on women, through the media, to apply for the prize,” Ilana Ashkenazi, director of the EMET Prize organization, said.
As the EMET Prize enters its 17th year, its director Ilana Ashkenazi explains why each winner represents the best humanity has to offer.