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MEMORIAL AWARDS Bergmann Memorial - List of Past Awards
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2012

Dr. Michael Goldberg 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

On: Defining and Treating miRNA-based Dysregulation in Melanoma


Dr. Josue Sznitman
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

On: Biochemical Profiling of c. Elegans Motility


2011

Dr. Hanna Halaburda 
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

On: Platform Competition under Asymmetric Information


Dr. Emanuel Milman
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

On: The Hierarchy of Mass Concentration on Convex Bodies


Prof. Christoper Peikert
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

On: Fast Cryptography from Algebraic Lattices


2010

Dr. Inna Gaisler-Salomon
University of Haifa, Israel

On: Glud1 Deficiency in Animal Model of Schizophrenia 


Dr. Udi Qimron
Tel Aviv University, Israel

On: Bacteriophage-Host Interactions
 


2009

Dr. Qiquan Qiao
South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D, USA

On: Organic Solar Cells Based on Novel Polyselenophenes


Dr. Young-Han Kim
University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
Dr. Haim Permuter
Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel

On: The role of directed information in causal inference
 


2008

Dr. Rami Aqeilan
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Wwox in bone biology and cancer


Prof. Debra Lieberman
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA

On: Rearing patterns and kin-directed behaviors


2007

Dr. Hossam Haick
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

On: Electron Transport Through Conductor/Molecular Film/Semiconductor Systems


Dr. Assaf Naor
New York University, New York, NY, USA

On: Geometric techniques for the analysis and design of algorithms on metric data


2006

Dr. Aharon Blank
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

On: Biophysical and Medical Applications of ESR Microscopy


Dr. Christopher C. Henrich
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA

On: Development under Duress: A Transactional-Ecological Model of Adolescent Risk and Resilience


2005

Dr. Irit Dinur
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Dr. Oded Regev
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
Dr. Elchanan Mossel
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

On: Inapproximability, Unique Games, and Analysis of Boolean Functions


2004

Dr. Melissa J. Ferguson
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

On: Ideological and Automatic: Studies on the Cognitive Mechanics of Ideologies


Dr. Michal Hershfinkel
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

On: Physiological Role of the Zinc Sensing Receptor in the Brain


2003

Dr. Barak Kol
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Quantum Field Theory, Exactly Conformal Deformations and Quiver Field Theories


Dr. Alexander Groisman
University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

On: Turbulent Mixing and Enhancement of Efficiency of Chemical Reactions


Prof. Ganapathiraman Ramanath
Renselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

On: Self-Assembled Diffusion and Adhesion Enhancers for Cu Metallization in Microelectronics Devices


2002

Dr. Deborah Fass
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Structures and Mechanisms of Enzymes that Generate Disulfide Bonds


Dr. Yaffa Yeshurun
University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

On: The Adaptability of Attentional Mechanisms


2001

Dr. Yifat Prut
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Firing Properties and Functional Interactions of Primate Spinal Interneurons


Dr. Ernesto Joselevich
Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Rehovot, Israel

On: Stereochemistry of Carbon Nanotubes: Microscopic and Spectroscopic Studies


Dr. Barak Weiss
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Prof. Dmitry Kleinbock
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA

On: Dynamics of Parameter Spaces


2000

Dr. Eran Rabani
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

On: Self Assembly of Semiconductor Nanocrystals


Dr. Michael Krivelevich
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

On: Problems in Random Graphs and their Algorithmic Aspects


Dr. Ofer Aharony
Weizmann Institute of Sciences, Rehovot, Israel
Prof. Eva Silverstein
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Prof. Shamit Kachru
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

On: Relations between Quantum Field Theories and String Theories


1999

Prof. Oded Agam
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Prof. Igor Aleiner
State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA

On: Interaction Effects in Chaotic Systems


Prof. Eli Waxman
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Interaction of Gamma-Ray Bursts with their Surrounding Medium


Dr. Sima Lev
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: The Role of the Human Homologoues of rdgB in Retinal Degeneration


1998

Prof. Anne McCoy
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

On: Electronic Effects in Reactions of van der Waals Molecules


Prof. Rann Smorodinsky
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Dr. Alvaro Sandroni
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL , USA

On: Rational and Semi-Rational Learning - Theory and Applications


Dr. Gadi Fibich
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

On: Perturbed and Weak Solutions of the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation


Prof. Tova Milo
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

On: Schema Specification and Query Evaluation in Loosely Structured Data


1997

Dr. Yael Karshon
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Prof. Susan Tolman
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

On: Group Actions on Symplectic Manifolds


Dr. Shivaji L. Sondhi
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

On: Duality, Nonlinear Dissipation and Novel Insulators in the Quantum Hall Regime


Prof. Uri Banin
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Collective Effects in III-V Semiconductor Nanocrystal Arrays


Dr. Michael M. Haley
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA

On: Strained-ring Annelated Cyclophanes: Precursors to Novel Stair-Step Polymers


1996

Dr. Daniel Neuhauser
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Israel

On: Study of Electromagnetic Wave-Dynamics in Optical-Devices for the Application of Laser-Technology


Prof. Ran Raz
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Dr. Toniann Pitassi
University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USA

On: Circuit Complexity and Proof Theory


Prof. Ady Stern
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Interaction and Disorder in the Quantum Hall Effect and Quantum Dynamics of Josephson Junction Arrays


1995

Prof. Nurit Yirmiya
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: A Longitudinal Study of Siblings of Children with Autism


Prof. Ronen Basri
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Prof. David W. Jacobs
NEC Research Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, USA

On: Object Recognition, Pose Estimation and Indexing Using Region Correspondence


Dr. Jim Dai
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

On: Object Recognition, Pose Estimation and Indexing Using Region Correspondence


1994

Prof. Israel Nelken
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Spatial Sensitivity of Auditory Field AES Neurons


Prof. Ilan Tsarfati
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

On: Met and HGF/SF in Mammary Development and Carcinogenesis


Prof. David L. Clark
Alma College, Alma, MI, USA

On: The Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism in Plexippus Paykulli


Dr. George Georgiou
University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA

On: Biotechnological Applications of Genetically Engineered Bacterial Cell Surface Proteins


1993

Prof. Noam Nisan
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Prof. Russell Impagliazzo
University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

On: Communication Complexity and Circuit Lower Bounds


Prof. Joseph Naor
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Prof. Rajeev Motwani
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

On: Approximation Algorithms and their Complexity


Prof. Allan Rubin
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

On: Stress Field During Rifting and Diking: Theory & Yizre'el Graben


1992

Prof. Michael J. Blake
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA

On: Analysis of The Response to Heat Stress in Senescence


Prof. Pierre A. Goloubinoff
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Structure-Function Analysis of the Chaperonin Molecule: A Mutagenesis Approach


Prof. Amnon Horovitz
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Interaction of Peptide Antigen from Human Immunodeficiency Virus with Antibody


1991

Prof. Shoshana Ravid
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Control Mechanism of Chemotaxis and Development in Dichyostelium


Prof. Uri Sivan
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

On: Transport Properties of Coulomb Coupled, Spatially Separated Electron and Hole G Gases


Prof. Ofer Zeitouni
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Prof. Amir Dembo
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

On: Refinements and Applications of Large Deviations Techniques


1990

Dr. Edmund Bertschinger
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

On: Large Scale Motions and Dark Matter in the Universe


Prof. Michal Linial
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Structural and Functional Analysis of Major Synaptic Vesicle Protein from Torpedo


Prof. Eli Tziperman
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: A North Atlantic Inverse Model, Using a Numerical General Circulation Model


1989

Prof. Michael S. Bradley
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

On: Studies of Interfacial Metal Liquid-like Films


Prof. Jacob Cohen
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Prof. Bruce J. Bayley
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

On: A Theoretical and Experimental Program on Transition toTurbulent Wall-Jet Flow


Prof. Sanford Ruhman
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Femtosecond Time Resolved Excimer Formation in the Liquid Phase


Prof. Yoram Moses
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Prof. Yoav Shoham
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

On: Knowledge Representation for Intelligent Agents


Dr. Craig Montell
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

On: Analysis of Inositol Lipid Signalling in Drosophila Mutants


1988

Dr. Yacov Kantor
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
Prof. Mehran Kardar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
On: Statistical Mechanics of Tethered and Related Surfaces


Dr. Rachel Nechustai
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Biogenesis Assembly and Structure of Photosystem I


Dr. Avi Wigderson
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Inherent Complexity of Computational Problems


Dr. Rachman Chaim
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

On: Interface Characterization and Stability in Silicon Carbide/Glass Ceramic System


Prof. Aharon Kapitulnik
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

On: Anisotropy, Valence and Pressure Effects on High Tc Super-conducting Oxides


1987

Dr. Stephen Ellner
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

On: Optimal Dispersal in a Desert Widow Spider


Prof. Noga Alon
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

On: Effective Combinatorial Results with Algorithmic Applications


Prof. Yuval Gefen
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Quantum Tunneling and Interference Effects in Submicron Systems


Prof. Assaf Sukenik
Israel Oceanographic & Limnol Res Lab, Haifa, Israel

On: Regulation of Lipid Production in Marine Unicellular Algae


1986

Dr. Chaim Kahana
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Molecular Genetics of Mammalian Ornithine Decarboxylase


Dr. Nathan Seiberg
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Superstrings


Dr. Noam Gavriely
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

On: Role of Airway Flow-Limitation in Generation of Respiratory Wheezes


Prof. K. Birgitta Whaley
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

On: Theoretical Studies of Surface Diffusion


1985

Dr. Yehudit Bergman
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

On: Expression of Recombinant V [Mouse] -C [Human] Monoclonal Antibodies in Lymphocytes


Prof. Haim I. Sompolinsky
Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Dr. Daniel S. Fisher
AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA

On: Static and Dynamic Properties of Random Magnets


Prof. Marianne Wiser
Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA

On: The Development of the Concepts of Heat and Temperature


1983

Dr. Ben-Zion Shilo
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Cellular Oncogene Homologs in Yeast


Dr. Aviv Amirav
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

On: Controlled Molecular Fragmentation from Supersonic Molecular Beams


Dr. David V. Budescu
University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

On: Non-Numerical Judgments of Subjective Probabilities


Dr. Shmuel Fishman
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

On: Chaos, Quantum Dynamics, Localization, Incommensurabilityand Quenched Randomness


Dr. Stephen S. Vogt
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

On: High Speed Observations of Be Stars Associated with X-Ray Sources


1982

Prof. Ilana Gozes
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide: From Gene to Peptide


Dr. R. Pelcovits
Brown University, Providence RI, USA

On: Theoretical Studies of Multicritical Phenomena


1981

Dr. A. Lubotzky
Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

On: Representation Theory of Discrete Groups


Dr. E. Pollak
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Classical Mechanics of Reactive Scattering


Dr. D. Fekete
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

On: Fabrication of Integrated Optical Circuits by Metalorganic Chemical Vapor


Dr. V. Shoshan
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

On: The Mechanism of Ca2+ Release from Sarcoplasmic Reticulum


1980

Dr. P. Frank
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

On: Mechanistic Studies on HG (II) Substituted Laccase


1979

Dr. R. Swenumson
University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA

On: Properties of Lonic, Covalent, and Van Der Waals Bonded Thin Film Mixtures


1978

Dr. A. M. Lampert
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

On: Regulation of Differentiation in Neuronal Cell Lines


Dr. Z. Grossman
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

On: Application of Nonlinear Equations with Time Delays to Biomedical Systems