The Dan David Prize award ceremony took place om May 18th at Tel Aviv University, in the presence of Mr. Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel, Mr. Gideon Sa’ar, Minister of Education, Prof. Zvi Galil, President of Tel Aviv University and Chairman of the Board Dan David Prize, Mr. Gianni Alemanno, the Mayor of Rome, Mr. Dan David, Founder of the Dan David Prize, the 2009 Dan David Prize laureates, foreign ambassadors, and prominent academic and business figures from Israel and abroad.
The 2009 Dan David Prize for Significant Contributions to Humanities Past, Present and Future was awarded to
Professor Paolo de Bernardis, Professor Andrew Lange and Professor Paul Richards for their contribution for the Past Time Dimension in the field of Astrophysics – History of the Universe
The Rt Hon Tony Blair for his contribution in the Present Time Dimension in the field of Leadership
Professor Robert Gallo for his contribution in the Future Time Dimension in the field of Global Public Health