The five prizes, to be awarded in Jerusalem in May and worth $100,000 each, will be shared among nine winners from the U.S., Canada, Japan, Hungary and Britain.
The Music Prize will be awarded to McCartney and Adam Fischer, a conductor and human rights activist; the Agriculture Prize to Prof. Gene Robinson of the University of Illinois for leading the genome revolution in the biology of honey bee populations; the Chemistry Prize to Prof. Makuto Fujita of the University of Tokyo and Prof. Omar Yaghi of the University of California, Berkeley for their contributions to supramolecular chemistry.
The Mathematics Prize goes to Prof. Alexander Beilinson and Prof. Vladimir Drinfeld, of University of Chicago, for their work in algebraic geometry and mathematical physics; the Physics Prize to Prof. Charles Bennett of IBM and Prof. Gilles Brassard, a physicist and computer scientist from University of Montreal, for the development of quantum crytography and quantum teleportation.
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