Israeli Nobelist picks up his prize in Sweden

Sunday, December 11, 2005 | 
Israeli Professor Israel (Robert) Aumann of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University (left)accepted the Nobel Prize in Economics in Stockholm, Sweden. Aumann’s family was on hand to watch the emotional moment, as Sweden’s King Gustaf (right) presented the prize. Israeli Deputy Ambassador in Stockholm Ran Yaakovi said that Aumann “brings great honor to Israel. From where I was sitting during the ceremony, I was proud to see many kippot (Jewish headgear).” Aumann’s win, announced two months ago, was shared with Maryland University’s Thomas Schelling, “for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game theory analysis.” Aumann said he was very excited, but added: “I don’t really know that much about economics.” He is the eighth Israeli to win the prestigious prize.

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