The recipients of the Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research presented their groundbreaking work at the Board of Governors meetings at Tel Aviv University on Friday, May 20th.
The Award is divided into two categories – the sciences and the humanities –with prizes for senior and junior researchers. This year, the Kadar Award was given to
Prof. Ady Arie of the Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering, a researcher in nano-photonics, non-linear optics and higher resolution electron microscopy;
Prof. Shiri Arstein-Avidan of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, whose work in geometry in high dimension has applications in computer science, statistical physics and more;
Prof. Gal Oestreicher-Singer of the Coller School of Management, who develops business models that enable websites to improve their profitability by engaging users in social media; and
Prof. Eyal Benvenisti of the Buchmann Faculty of Law, who was unable to attend, whose work examines the concept of sovereignty and explores the possible moral and legal grounds for requiring states to accommodate the interests of individuals and communities in other countries when formulating policy.
TAU President Joseph Klafter said, “This award is about pioneering spirit. It honors outstanding research and teaching in all fields across the campus.” The Kadar family and TAU have a close friendship noted Prof. Klafter. “The Kadars are educators and business people, and as such their relationship with TAU is very fitting.”
Nadav Kadar gave certificates to the award recipients on behalf of the Kadar family at the award ceremony, and Lindsey Bodner and Ilana Kurizki represented the family foundation, the Naomi Foundation. Several Kadar family members were present in the audience of Tel Aviv governors.