Ada Yonath
Professor Ada Yonath receiving the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Photo by AFP
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Israel celebrated its tenth Nobel laureate on Wednesday as Professor Daniel Shechtman of the Technion in Haifa was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for his ground-breaking work with patterns in atoms.

To mark the occasion, we take a look at the ten Israelis who have won the highest of international recognition for their efforts, in fields as diverse as economics and the sciences to peace-making and literature.