Honors

Honors-Distinctions
The Members of the Center for the Study of Rationality are highly regarded in the scientific world and hold numerous honors and distinctions.

Distinguished Prizes and Awards

Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Robert  John (Yisrael) Aumann

Robert John (Yisrael) Aumann

ישראל (רוברט ג'ון) אומן
Mathematics

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Research Interests:

Game theory, mathematical economics, behavioral economics, consciousness.

Published in:  

  • Annals of Mathematics

  • Econometrica

  • International Journal of Game Theory
  • Games and Economic Behavior
  • American Economic Review

Prizes and Awards

  • Harvey Prize in Science and Technology (1983)

  • Israel Prize (1994)

  • EMET Prize (2002)
  • von Neumann Prize in Operations Research Theory (2005)
  • Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2005)

 

 

 

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Turing Award

Israel Prize

Robert  John (Yisrael) Aumann

Robert John (Yisrael) Aumann

ישראל (רוברט ג'ון) אומן
Mathematics

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Research Interests:

Game theory, mathematical economics, behavioral economics, consciousness.

Published in:  

  • Annals of Mathematics

  • Econometrica

  • International Journal of Game Theory
  • Games and Economic Behavior
  • American Economic Review

Prizes and Awards

  • Harvey Prize in Science and Technology (1983)

  • Israel Prize (1994)

  • EMET Prize (2002)
  • von Neumann Prize in Operations Research Theory (2005)
  • Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2005)

 

 

 

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Rothschild Prize

Gil Kalai

Gil Kalai

גיל קלעי
Mathematics

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Research Interests:

Combinatorics and convexity and their connections with and applications to other areas.

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Noam Nisan

Noam Nisan

נעם ניסן
Computer Science

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Research Interests:

 Algorithmic Game Theory, Economics and Computation, Randomness and Complexity.

Courses Taught

  • Mathematical Logic for Programmers
  • Topics on the border of Economics and Computation
  • From Nand to Tetris. 

Grants

  • ERC
  • ISF
  • BSF
  • Google

Published in:

  • JACM
  • Econometrica
  • GEB
  • Combinatorica
  • JAIR
  •  JET
  •  Siam J. Computation
  •  MOR

Prizes and Awards:

  • Godel
  • Knuth
  • Rotschild 
  • EATCS
  • Bruno
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Nathan Nati Linial

Nathan Nati Linial

נתי ליניאל
Computer Science
Mathematics

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Research Interests

Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Geometric and Topological Aspects, Computational Complexity, Discrete Optimization, Bioinformatics. 

Courses Taught

Math tools for computer science, Pearls of Discrete Mathematics, The probabilistic method, Geometry and Graphs. 

Grants:

  • ERC
  • ISF
  • BSF
  • BSF-NSF

Published in

  • Annals of Math
  • FOCS
  • STOC
  • Combinatorica
  • Israel J Math

Prizes and Awards

  • Rothschild (2016)

  •  FOCS test of time (2019)

  • Dijkstra (2013)
  • Conant (2008)
  • Fellow of the AMS Inaugural Class

 

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Benjamin Weiss

Benjamin Weiss

בנימין ווייס
Mathematics

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Research Interests: Ergodic theory, Topological Dynamics, Probability.

Awards: Rothschild Prize, 2006

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EMET Prize

Robert  John (Yisrael) Aumann

Robert John (Yisrael) Aumann

ישראל (רוברט ג'ון) אומן
Mathematics

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Research Interests:

Game theory, mathematical economics, behavioral economics, consciousness.

Published in:  

  • Annals of Mathematics

  • Econometrica

  • International Journal of Game Theory
  • Games and Economic Behavior
  • American Economic Review

Prizes and Awards

  • Harvey Prize in Science and Technology (1983)

  • Israel Prize (1994)

  • EMET Prize (2002)
  • von Neumann Prize in Operations Research Theory (2005)
  • Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2005)

 

 

 

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Humboldt Prize

Eyal Winter

Eyal Winter

אייל וינטר
Economics

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Research Interests:

Game Theory, Behavioral Economics, the Design of Incentives, Contract Theory, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory. 

Courses Taught:

  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Contract Theory

Prizes and Awards:

  • The Humboldt Prize

Grants:

  • ISF

  • DFG
  • GIF
  • Volkswagen

Published in:

  • American Economic Review

  • Econometrica

  • Review of Economic Studies
  • American Political Science Review
  • Journal of Economic Theory

Eyal Winter is the Silverzweig Professor of Economics at the Center for the Study of Rationality of the Hebrew University and  the Andrews and Elizabeth Brunner Professor of Economics at Lancaster University, specializing in Behavioral Economics, Decision-Making and Game Theory. He is the former head of the Rationality Center and of the Economics department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was awarded the Humboldt Prize for excellence in research by the German government in 2011. He is an elected council member of the International Game Theory Society, and an elected fellow of the Economic Theory Society. He held senior positions at Washington University, University of Manchester and the European University Institute, and was invited to present his research works at more than 160 universities in 30 countries. His book "Feeling Smart: Why our Emotions are More Rational than We Think" appeared in nine languages, and was endorsed by seven Nobel laureates. Winter published in leading journals in Economics and Social Sciences including Econometrica, AER, ReStud, APSR, JET, Management Science, Psy Science. His press essays appeared in Time Magazine, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Guardian, the Independent, Jewish Chronicle and more.  He has advised governments, corporations and NGOs on behavioral economics, game theory and decision-making.

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