WFS logo

The Erice Prize


In recognition of the impressive achievements of the World Federation of Scientists, under the auspices of the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, the Sicilian Government has established a Special Prize. The recipients of this prestigious award are elected every year by the members of the World Federation of Scientists, who cast their votes for men of culture and science who have played a leading role in promoting and implementing the goals outlined in the Erice Statement.

Recipients have been:

Paul A.M. Dirac Pjotr L. Kapitza Andreij D. Sakharov
Edward Teller Victor F. Weisskopf Jean-Baptiste G. Dausset
Sidney D. Drell Murray Gell-Mann Henry W. Kendall
Linus C. Pauling Abdus Salam Claudio Villi
Richard Doll John C. Eccles Tsung-Dao Lee
Luc Montagnier Qian Jiadong Julian S. Schwinger
Umberto Veronesi Georges M.C. Duby Richard L. Garwin
Sheldon L. Glashow Dorothy C. Hodgkin Roald Z. Sagdeev
Kai M.B. Siegbahn Yevgeniy P. Velikhov Jerome Karle
Jean-Marie P. Lehn Arne Magneli Norman F. Ramsey
Henri Rieben Jon J. van Rood Chien S. Wu.
Rodolf L. Mössbauer Karl Alex Müller H.H. John Paul II
Robert A. Clark Maurice Cosandey Helmut Kohl
Mikhail S. Gorbatchev Lord John Alderdice André Peterman
Richard Wilson Masatoshi Koshiba His Majesty Emperor Akihito
Sidney Coleman Jerome I. Friedman Rudolph Giuliani
Arthur N. Chilingarov Jan Szyszko Maw-Kuen Wu
William Nunn Lipscomb Jr Paul C.W. Chu Leo Esaki
David Hunter Hubel Bengt Ingemar Samuelsson Honglie Sun
Ada Yonath Robert Huber Herbert Aaron Hauptman