Wolf Prize

international award in the arts and sciences

The Wolf Prize is an international award granted in Israel. It has been presented most years since 1978 to living scientists and artists for "achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among people ... irrespective of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views."[1]

The prize is awarded in Israel by the Wolf Foundation, founded by Dr Ricardo Wolf, a German-born inventor and former Cuban ambassador to Israel. It is awarded in six fields: Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and an Arts prize.


  1. "Wolf Foundation General Information". Wolf Foundation. Retrieved 2007-08-24.