Museum architect among winners of prestigious Wolf Prize

JERUSALEM (AP) — The American architect who designed New York’s High Line urban park and remodeled the Museum of Modern Art and a Stanford University researcher were among the winners of Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize on Tuesday. .

Elizabeth Diller, who also designed the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum, was recognized “for her outstanding and influential work connecting architecture with artistic practice, engaged in the public realm”. She shared the $100,000 architecture prize with Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto.

The 2022 winners were announced by the Wolf Foundation, a public entity that awards the prize to promote excellence in the arts and sciences. About three dozen Wolf Laureates have won Nobel Prizes in the 44 years the prize has been awarded.

Other recipients of this year’s awards are Pamela C. Ronald in Agriculture; Anne L’Huillier, Paul Corkum and Ferenc Krausz in Physics; George Lusztig in mathematics; Bonnie L. Basler, Carolyn R. Bertozzi, and Benjamin F. Cravatt III in Chemistry.

Bertozzi, a chemical biologist at Stanford, was recognized for his work which “has opened up the discovery of basic drugs and therapeutic targets associated with cancer, inflammation, bacterial infection, tuberculosis and more recently COVID -19,” the foundation said.

Past winners include astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, artist Marc Chagall, conductor Zubin Mehta and musician Stevie Wonder.

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