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    Four Decades of Scholarships, Partnership, and Success: The Weizmann Institute of Science and the ISEF Foundation

    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.

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    Weizmann Physics Discovery is a 2014 Breakthrough of the Year

    The magazine Physics World has announced that research by Weizmann Institute scientists that revealed a fundamental principle of particle physics is one of its ""10 highly commended breakthroughs"" of 2014. The work, by Dr. Roee Ozeri and colleagues, involves isolating the magnetic interactions of electrons – something scientists have been attempting for decades.

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    “To Understand the Principles of Life”: The Journey of Prof. Ada Yonath from Ribosomes to the Nobel Prize

    Prof. Ada Yonath believed that the ribosome was crucial and must be studied - despite the fact that the world's best labs had given up trying to do so. She pursued her idea over decades, and was the first scientist to crystallize the ribosome, later deciphering its structure—and, in 2009, she became the fourth woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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    Weizmann Women in Science: The National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science

    Prof. Daniella Goldfarb addresses the ongoing need to have more women scientists in high-level scientific careers – and how the Institute's National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science is helping make this happen. Also speaking to this issue are (in order of appearance): Prof. Nirit Dudovich, Dr. Michal Rivlin, Dr. Michal Sharon, Prof. Varda Rotter, and Dr. Noam Stern-Ginossar.

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    Advancing Women, Advancing Science

    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.

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    A Gathering of “Brave and Brilliant” Women: The Real-World Impact of the Weizmann Institute's National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science

    Recipients of the Institute's award for women postdocs met with Prof. Varda Rotter and philanthropic supporters to discuss science, work-life balance, and how the award reinforces the importance of encouraging talented female scientists.

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    Dr. Michal Leskes: Energizing the Future

    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.

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    Signs of Success

    The National Postdoctoral Program for Advancing Women in Science – the runaway success that provides funding for talented Israeli female scientists to pursue postdoctoral research abroad – is now seven years old, and the numbers are coming in. 27 women have now completed the program – and 22 of them, or more than 80%, now hold faculty positions in Israel.

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    Israeli XPrize Mission Science Twist: Map Lunar Magnetism

    SpaceIL is a nonprofit that aims to put Israel's first spacecraft on the moon as it competes for Google's LunarX Prize. In this article on, SpaceIL CEO Eran Privman and investigator Avi Barliya, along with mission scientist Prof. Oded Aharonson of the Weizmann Institute, write about the moon shot, about Israel joining the space race, and about what they're doing that's different.

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    Weizmann Alum Named to Forbes's ""30 Under 30"" List

    After earning his master's at Weizmann's Feinberg Graduate School, Eran Hodis, 29, discovered two of the most common genetic mutations in all of cancer. Now an MD-PhD candidate at Harvard and MIT, he credits Weizmann—and in particular, his mentors Profs. Eran Segal and Joel Sussman—with launching his scientific career.