December 12, 2005

Calls grow for withdrawal of Nobel prize from Holocaust Refugee

Chris McGreal in Jerusalem The Guardian Saturday December 10, 2005

A group of Israeli intellectuals and activists has demanded that the Nobel prize committee withdraw the award for economics to be made today to an Israeli mathematician and his American colleague on the grounds that they are “warmongers”

The economics prize is to be presented to Robert Aumann of Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Thomas Schelling of Maryland University in recognition of their “having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through
game-theory analysis”, a mathematical study of how individuals and governments react to other people’s actions including in war.