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As the Atlanta Jewish Times reports, students from the Atlanta Jewish Academy are taking part in the Weizmann Institute’s International Safe-Cracking Tournament for the second consecutive year. In the tournament, teams from all over the world use the principles of physics to build a safe, and try to break into each other's constructions.
Prof. Yosef Yarden, “among the most important cancer researchers in the world,” is receiving the 2017 Israel Prize in Life Science Research. Prof. Yarden discovered the function of an enzyme that leads to cancer, a finding that laid the foundation for the development of new cancer treatments. The Israel Prize is considered the country’s highest honor.
The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Adi Shamir, a legendary pioneer in cryptography and online security, was one of three scientists to receive the 2017 Japan Prize. The award honors scientists and engineers “who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind.”
For 40 years, the ISEF Foundation has been a partner with the Weizmann Institute, providing scholarships for minority Israelis to pursue higher education in the sciences. In recognition of these decades of collaboration, we present three Weizmann graduates - successful scientists all - who benefited from an ISEF scholarship.
Looking back at 2016 reveals an exceptional year at the Weizmann Institute, one chock-full of major developments from unprecedented insight into our universe to better understanding of our modern world to truly life-changing – and life-saving – breakthroughs in cancer and medical research. Here are some highlights.
2017 marks a decade since the Weizmann Institute took action to bridge science’s gender gap by establishing the Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science. The program’s success is quantifiable and inspirational – and good for women, for science, for the Weizmann Institute, for Israel … for the world.
Via, a New York City-based startup, is now taking the on-demand transportation space by storm. Via's co-founder, Dr. Oren Shoval, shares how the mindset and creative problem-solving skills he learned as a PhD student at the Weizmann Institute influence his work today.
This overview of the Weizmann Institute covers everything from the life of its founder to the cutting-edge science that is changing our world today. It also touches on the Institute's culture of curiosity and collaboration and its efforts to create a science-literate citizenry.