Israeli Nobel Prize Recipient Daniel Kahneman Passes Away at 90


The world bid farewell to Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman on Wednesday, who passed away at the age of 90.

The family has chosen not to disclose the location or cause of death, as per the Guardian.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1934 and raised in France during World War II, Kahneman’s path led him to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Alongside his longtime colleague Amos Tversky, Kahneman embarked on a partnership that would revolutionize our understanding of how people make decisions. Their work unveiled the systematic errors in human judgment, attributing these inaccuracies to a range of cognitive biases and heuristics that influence our thinking and decision-making processes.

Kahneman’s work, including his seminal book “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” has left an indelible mark on various fields such as economics, psychology, health, public policy, and law. The book translates complex psychological phenomena into accessible and compelling narratives that allow his ideas to permeate beyond academia.

In 2002, Kahneman’s contributions were recognized with the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, and he was a honorary member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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