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2013 King Faisal International Prize announced

Sunday March 31, 2013 08:21:40 PM, IINA

Riyadh: Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, presented the King Faisal International Prize for the year 2013 to the winners here Saturday night.
 

The Prize for Service to Islam was presented to Sheikh Rai’d Salah Mahagna for his leadership and humanitarian work in the occupied Palestinian territories as chairman of the Islamic Movement in Palestine between 1996 and 2001.

 

The Prize for Arabic Language and Literature, which focused this year on individual and institutional efforts in creating Arabic dictionaries, was awarded to the Academy of the Arabic Language in Cairo for its contributions over the past 80 years.

 

Jeffrey Michael Friedman of Rockefeller University in New York and Douglas Leonard Coleman of the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, received the Prize in Medicine for their research into the genetics of obesity, specifically the identification and characterization of the leptin pathway.

The Prize for Science was given to Paul B. Corkum of the University of Ottawa and Ferenc Krausz of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich for their pioneering work on the motion of electrons.

 

Each of the five Prize categories consists of a certificate handwritten in Diwani calligraphy summarizing the laureate’s work, a commemorative 24 carat, 200 gram gold medal uniquely cast for each Prize, and a cash endowment of SR750,000 ($200,000).

 

Co-winners in any category share the monetary grant.

 

Up to now, 229 distinguished individuals and organizations from 40 different countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America have received the Prize in various categories.



 


 


 




 

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