Michael Maschler, 1927-2008, was a prominent game theorist, who influenced both cooperative and noncooperative games. His contributions include the bargaining set and the kernel, the Maschler-Perles solution to bargaining games, bankruptcy problems and the Talmud, the study of two-player zero-sum repeated games with incomplete information on one side, the application of cooperative games to network games and to voting systems.
Michael was also keen on mathematical education: he wrote many books at middle-school and high-school level in mathematics, and several textbooks in game theory.
To commemorate Michael Maschler, the Israeli chapter of the Game Theory Society decided to award each year a prize to an outstanding research student in Game Theory in Israel. In addition to the money that comes with the prize, the Michael Maschler prize will demonstrate the recognition of the abilities of the winner as viewed by the Israeli community. This year the deadline for nomination is 10-April, and the prize will be given in a one-day conference that we organize at Tel Aviv University on 7-May. I will write on the work of the winner when he/she is chosen.