The Weizmann Institute conducts basic science research, but what, exactly, is that? Go with Profs. Uri Alon, Roy Bar-Ziv, Israel Dostrovsky, Shafi Goldwasser, Yair Reisner, Leo Sachs, Idit Shachar, Eran Segal, Ady Stern, and Dan Tawfik on a tour of basic science research: what is, how it has benefitted humankind, and how it will likely shape the future.
October 11, 2011
What if humankind's favorite word was not ""OK,"" but ""excellence""? This video explores how the Weizmann Institute's creative scientists pursue not the status quo, but excellence—and beyond—in search of answers to the problems that face all humanity.
September 07, 2011
Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News, interviews Prof. Daniel Zajfman, president of the Weizmann Institute, during the 2011 gala held by the American Committee's New York Region. Mr. Heyward asked Prof. Zajfman not only about science—although that was eloquently addressed—but about his Brussels childhood, early interest in science, and more.
June 17, 2011
Produced by Abbott Labs for the Midwest Region of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, and shot largely on location at the Weizmann Institute, this video inspired attendees at the 2011 Chicago Gala with a visual overview of the Institute's main areas of science and several of its most significant breakthroughs.
May 05, 2011
Learn about the life of Prof. Ada Yonath, who overcame major challenges to become only the fourth woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She accomplished what many others had tried and failed to do: crystallize the ribosome. Her method is used today to develop new types of antibiotics. In 2009, she won the Nobel Prize for deciphering the structure and function of the ribosome.
February 04, 2011
Three dynamic young Weizmann Institute scientists - Drs. Jacob Hanna, Ron Milo, and Maya Schuldiner - gather with American Committee supporters over lunch in New York City to present their research, discuss their motivation and inspiration to become scientists, and address the work-life balance.
January 21, 2011
Several Weizmann speak about how working at the Institute and living in Israel are crucial to their sense of identity and scientific success. With Profs. Vered Rom-Kedar, Ehud Shapiro, Yosef Nir, Nirit Dudovich, Lucio Frydman, Irit Sagi, Yosef Shaul, Jeffrey Gerst, Vivian Teichberg, Yosef Yarden, Bat-Sheva Eylon, and Institute President Daniel Zajfman.
October 14, 2010
A brief overview of the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute. Since 1969, the institute offers talented high-school graduates from around the world the unique opportunity to spend a month on the Weizmann campus, working side by side with scientists to conduct hands-on research.
October 14, 2010
On the occasion of establishing the Helen and Martin Kimmel Institute for Stem Cell Research, the couple – decades-long friends of the Weizmann Institute – talks about why they chose to invest in stem cell research, and why they chose to do so at Weizmann. They also share their first meeting, which was at a Weizmann event, and their love of science.
October 13, 2010