1930 – Born on the 8th of June in Frankfurtam Main, Germany.
1950 – He graduated from the City College of New York with a B.Sc. in Mathematics.
1952 – He received his M.Sc.
1955 – Received his Ph.D. in Mathematics, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1956 – He joined the Mathematics faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is currently a visiting leading professor at State University of New York, Stony Brook.
1996 – A committee consisting of Robert J. Aumann, Dror Bar-Natan, Hillel Furstenberg, Isaak Lapides, and Rips, was formed to examine the results that had been reported by H.J. Gans regarding the existence of "encoded" text in the bible foretelling events that took place many years after the Bible was written.
2005 – He was awarded the 05′ Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for "having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis". He shared the prize with Thomas Schelling.