The Institute's postdoc award for women in science, funded by generous donors, supports talented Israeli women such as Dr. Michal Leskes. The award meant she could do her postdoc at Cambridge; today, at the Weizmann Institute, her work includes improving the lithium-ion batteries we use for everything from cell phones to electric cars.
January 13, 2016
Under quantum theory, particles can be in different places, in different states, doing different things – at the same time. And computers based on these principles might complete, reasonably quickly, calculations that would take today's computers a million years. Weizmann scientists are leading the quest to develop the next generation of computers.
July 23, 2015
The Weizmann Institute's stellar astrophysics team is developing a small, light satellite that will be equipped with a telescope searching in the ultraviolet range for events such as supernovas and black holes. The team is collaborating with Caltech and NASA, among others, on the satellite, which is a first for Weizmann – and for Israel.
March 01, 2014
In quantum mechanics, a single atom can be in multiple places and doing multiple things — all at the same time. Weizmann's Dr. Roee Ozeri is harnessing such phenomena to design a quantum computer, which would be much faster and more efficient than today's computers.
June 01, 2012
Weizmann scientists are working to create thin films with desirable qualities such as low weight and long-term thermostability, which could mean huge benefits for microelectronics and other fields.
June 01, 2008
Studies of how crystals form may weave together a web of unrelated fields, from semiconductor technologies, to the origins of life, to the design of polymorphs—crystal formations key to pharmacology.
June 01, 2008
Along with other researchers focused on improving security, Prof. Yehiam Prior is working on a method for identifying trace explosives, and also striving to make computer communication more protected.
November 01, 2006
Prof. Reshef Tenne and his team created a new lubricant that dramatically reduces friction and wear in machinery. The synthetic material might be ideal for machinery ranging from car engines to space ships.
September 21, 1997