The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Physics
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, awarded at Tel Aviv University, was established through the generosity of TAU Governors Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Beverly Sackler. It is awarded alternatively in the fields of Physics and Chemistry. The prize is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence by rewarding outstanding young scientists.
The 2012 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Physics was awarded for observational or theoretical achievements in the study of extra-solar planets.
Tel Aviv University is proud to announce that the 2012 prize laureates are:
Department of Astronomy
60 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
For his breakthrough discoveries, including the first detections of transiting extra-solar planets and spectroscopic observations of their atmospheres.
Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 54-1718
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
The prize money of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Physics of $100,000 was shared equally between the two distinguished recipients, and was awarded to the recipients in person on June 12, 2012 during the Tel Aviv University Board of Governors Meeting. Click here for the photo gallery covering the prize ceremony
Prize Selection Committee: Debra Fischer (Yale); Matthew Holman (Harvard-Smithsonian); Michel Mayor (Geneva); Tsevi Mazeh (TAU); Amiel Sternberg (chair, TAU).