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    2011 Midwest Gala

    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.

  • The Tomorrow Lab Summit

    In aScientific American guest blog, Rita J. King of Science House discusses the Tomorrow Lab Summit, hosted by NBA Cares. Created by the American Committee, Tomorrow Lab brings together thought leaders from a variety of arenas in support of science for the benefit of humanity. Astrophysicist Oded Aharonson opened the meeting via link from Israel.

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    Weizmann Alum Dr. Oren Shoval: Riding into the Unknown

    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.

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    Israeli Scientist Prof. Adi Shamir Wins Japan Prize for Cryptography Work

    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.”

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    Weizmann Professor to Receive Israel Prize for Groundbreaking Cancer Research

    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.

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    AJA Safecrackers Going to Israel

    As the <em>Atlanta Jewish Times</em> 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.

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    CEO Conference Call: Science at the Leading Edge

    On February 28, 2017, American Committee donors of all giving levels were invited to join a special conference call with CEO Marshall S. Levin. More than 100 donors from across the country participated. Mr. Levin spoke on the topic of “Science at the Leading Edge: Latest Breakthroughs from the Weizmann Institute of Science.” He opened with an overview of the Weizmann Institute and its reputation as a relatively small institution with “an outsized impact” on the world. He then discussed the Institute’s game-changing research on the aging brain, as well as the work of its Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine. Through these and other initiatives, the Institute seeks to improve the quality of life of every person on the planet.

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    Students Join Safe-Cracking Competition

    The Safe-Cracking Club at the Weber School in Sandy Springs (near Atlanta) was one of dozens of teams from all over the world to travel to the Weizmann campus and challenge other teams to break into their safes. But they were the only team to place first among Americans. The annual safecracking tournament challenges high schoolers to use physics to construct a secure safe.

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