Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, based in Jerusalem, was set up in 1961 by the State of Israel to foster contact between scholars from the science
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe...

s and humanities
The humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences....

 in Israel, to advise the government on research projects of national importance, and to promote excellence. It comprises 102 of Israel's most distinguished scholars. The Academy's home is located next door to the official residence of the president of Israel
President of Israel
The President of the State of Israel is the head of state of Israel. The position is largely an apolitical ceremonial figurehead role, with the real executive power lying in the hands of the Prime Minister. The current president is Shimon Peres who took office on 15 July 2007...


In the sciences, the Academy funds projects on the geology
Geology is the science comprising the study of solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which it evolves. Geology gives insight into the history of the Earth, as it provides the primary evidence for plate tectonics, the evolutionary history of life, and past climates...

, flora, and fauna of Israel, and facilitates the participation of Israeli scientists in research at international projects, such as high-energy physics at CERN
The European Organization for Nuclear Research , known as CERN , is an international organization whose purpose is to operate the world's largest particle physics laboratory, which is situated in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco–Swiss border...

) and synchrotron
A synchrotron is a particular type of cyclic particle accelerator in which the magnetic field and the electric field are carefully synchronised with the travelling particle beam. The proton synchrotron was originally conceived by Sir Marcus Oliphant...

 radiation at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility is a joint research facility supported by 19 countries situated in Grenoble, France...

. Israel has the highest concentration of scientists and engineers in the world.).

In the humanities, research is funded into the study of the Tanakh
The Tanakh is a name used in Judaism for the canon of the Hebrew Bible. The Tanakh is also known as the Masoretic Text or the Miqra. The name is an acronym formed from the initial Hebrew letters of the Masoretic Text's three traditional subdivisions: The Torah , Nevi'im and Ketuvim —hence...

 and Talmud
The Talmud is a central text of mainstream Judaism. It takes the form of a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs and history....

, Jewish history
Jewish history
Jewish history is the history of the Jews, their religion and culture, as it developed and interacted with other peoples, religions and cultures. Since Jewish history is over 4000 years long and includes hundreds of different populations, any treatment can only be provided in broad strokes...

, Jewish philosophy
Jewish philosophy
Jewish philosophy , includes all philosophy carried out by Jews, or, in relation to the religion of Judaism. Jewish philosophy, until modern Enlightenment and Emancipation, was pre-occupied with attempts to reconcile coherent new ideas into the tradition of Rabbinic Judaism; thus organizing...

, Jewish art, and the Hebrew language
Hebrew language
Hebrew is a Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family. Culturally, is it considered by Jews and other religious groups as the language of the Jewish people, though other Jewish languages had originated among diaspora Jews, and the Hebrew language is also used by non-Jewish groups, such...

, as well as Hebrew prose and poetry
Hebrew and Jewish epic poetry
Though an abundance of historical reminiscence and legend lay in the storehouse of Jewish literature, none of it was built into epic poems until relatively recently...


The Academy administers the Einstein
Albert Einstein
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 Fellowships fund, which is intended to foster relations between scientists from around the world and the Israeli academic community, the Israel Science Fund, with an annual budget of $53 million, and a number of research funds based on grants from the Adler Fund for Space Research, the Wolf Foundation, and the Fulks Fund for Medical Research. The Academy also runs the Israel Academic Center in Cairo
Cairo , is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and Africa, and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life...

, which assists Israeli scholars with research into Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

 and Egyptian culture, and facilitates cooperation with Egyptian academics.

The Academy has observer status at the European Science Foundation
European Science Foundation
The European Science Foundation is an association of 78 member organisations devoted to scientific research in 30 European countries. It is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation that facilitates cooperation and collaboration in European research and development, European...

, and runs exchange programs with the British Royal Society
Royal Society
The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, known simply as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science, and is possibly the oldest such society in existence. Founded in November 1660, it was granted a Royal Charter by King Charles II as the "Royal Society of London"...

, the British Academy
British Academy
The British Academy is the United Kingdom's national body for the humanities and the social sciences. Its purpose is to inspire, recognise and support excellence in the humanities and social sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value.It receives an annual...

, the Swedish Academy
Swedish Academy
The Swedish Academy , founded in 1786 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies of Sweden.-History:The Swedish Academy was founded in 1786 by King Gustav III. Modelled after the Académie française, it has 18 members. The motto of the Academy is "Talent and Taste"...

, and the National Research Council of Singapore
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  • Shraga Abramson, Talmud
  • Shaul Adler, Parasitology
  • Shmuel Agmon
    Shmuel Agmon
    Shmuel Agmon is an Israeli mathematician. He is known for his work in analysis and partial differential equations.-Work:...

    , Mathematics
  • Yakir Aharonov
    Yakir Aharonov
    Yakir Aharonov is an Israeli physicist specializing in quantum physics. He is a Professor of Theoretical Physics and the James J. Farley Professor of Natural Philosophy at Chapman University in California. He is also a distinguished professor in Perimeter Institute.He also serves as a professor...

    , Physics
  • Hanoch Albeck
    Hanoch Albeck
    Hanoch Albeck was a professor of Talmud at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He was one of the foremost scholars of the Mishna in his time and he was one of the founders of the scientific approach to the study of the Mishna.Hanoch's father Shalom Albeck, known as the Talmudic scholar,...

    , Talmud
  • Shlomo Alexander, Physics
  • Noga Alon
    Noga Alon
    Noga Alon is an Israeli mathematician noted for his contributions to combinatorics and theoretical computer science, having authored hundreds of papers.- Academic background :...

    , Mathematics
  • Shimshon Amitsur
    Shimshon Amitsur
    Shimshon Avraham Amitsur was a Jewish mathematician. He is best known for his work in ring theory, in particular PI rings, an area of abstract algebra.-Biography:...

    , Mathematics
  • Ruth Arnon
    Ruth Arnon
    Ruth Arnon is an Israeli biochemist and codeveloper of the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. She is currently the Paul Ehrlich Professor of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science.-Early life:...

    , Immunology
  • David Asheri, Classical Studies
  • Robert Aumann
    Robert Aumann
    Robert John Aumann is an Israeli-American mathematician and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. He is a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel...

    , Mathematics, Nobel Prize (2005) in Economics
  • David Ayalon, History of Muslem People
  • Aharon Barak
    Aharon Barak
    Aharon Barak is a Professor of Law at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and a lecturer in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Yale Law School, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law....

    , Law
  • Yehuda Bauer
    Yehuda Bauer
    Yehuda Bauer is a historian and scholar of the Holocaust. He is a Professor of Holocaust Studies at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.-Biography:...

    , Holocaust Studies
  • Haim Beinart, Jewish Studies
  • Malachi Beit-Arie, Palaeography
  • Jacob Bekenstein
    Jacob Bekenstein
    Jacob David Bekenstein is an Israeli theoretical physicist who has contributed to the foundation of black hole thermodynamics and to other aspects of the connections between information and gravitation.-Biography:...

    , Physics
  • Zvi Ben-Avraham, Geophysics
  • Zeev Ben-Hayyim, Hebrew Studies
  • Joseph Bernstein
    Joseph Bernstein
    Joseph Bernstein is an Israeli mathematician working at Tel Aviv University. He works in algebraic geometry, representation theory, and number theory....

    , Mathematics
  • Yehudith Birk, Agricultural Biochemistry
  • Joshua Blau, Arabic Language and Literature
  • Haim (Howard) Cedar
    Howard Cedar
    Howard Cedar or Haim Cedar is an Israeli-American biochemist.- Biography :Cedar was born in the United States. He received a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, in 1970, received a MD and PhD from the New York University.From 1970 to 1973, he worked for the U.S...

    , Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics
  • Ilan Chet
    Ilan Chet
    Ilan Chet is an Israeli microbiologist and a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot.- Early life :...

    , Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Aaron Ciechanover
    Aaron Ciechanover
    Aaron Ciechanover is an Israeli biologist, and Nobel laureate in Chemistry.- Biography :Ciechanover was born in Haifa, British mandate of Palestine, a year before the establishment of the State of Israel...

    , Biochemistry, Nobel Prize (2004) in Chemistry
  • Nili Cohen, Law
  • Solly Cohen, Experimental Physics
  • Michael Confino, Russian and Eastern-European History
  • Hillel Daleski, English Literature
  • Amos de-Shalit
    Amos de-Shalit
    Amos de-Shalit was a distinguished Israeli nuclear physicist.-Biography:Amos de-Shalit was born in 1926 in Jerusalem in the then Palestine Mandate. He grew up in Tel Aviv and graduated from Gymnasia Balfour....

    , Physics
  • Ben-Zion Dinur
    Ben-Zion Dinur
    -Biography:Dinaburg was born in 1884 in Khorol in the Russian Empire . He received his education in Lithuanian yeshivot. He studied under Shimon Shkop in the Telz Yeshiva, and became interested in the Haskalah through Rosh Yeshiva Eliezer Gordon's polemics. In 1898 he moved to the Slabodka yeshiva...

    , Jewish Studies
  • Israel Dostrovsky, Physical Chemistry
  • Aryeh Dvoretzky
    Aryeh Dvoretzky
    Aryeh Dvoretzky was a Russian-born Israeli mathematician, the winner of the 1973 Israel Prize in Mathematics. He is best known for his work in functional analysis, statistics and probability.-Biography:...

    , Mathematics
  • Shmuel Eisenstadt
    Shmuel Eisenstadt
    Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt was an Israeli sociologist. In 1959 he was appointed to a teaching post in the sociology department of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1990 until his death in September of 2010 he had been a professor emeritus...

    , Sociology
  • Itzhak Englard, Law
  • Michael Feldman, Molecular Cell Biology
  • Ezra Fleisher, Hebrew Literature
  • David Flusser
    David Flusser
    David Flusser was a professor of Early Christianity and Judaism of the Second Temple Period at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.- Biography :...

    , Religious Studies
  • Abraham Fraenkel, Mathematics
  • Yohanan Friedmann
    Yohanan Friedmann
    -Biography:Friedmann was born in Zákamenné, Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Israel with his parents in 1949. He attended high school at the Reali School in Haifa . In 1956 he began his undergraduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Arabic Language and Literature,...

    , Islamic Studies
  • Daniel Friedmann
    Daniel Friedmann
    Daniel Friedmann was the Minister of Justice of Israel from 2007 to 2009. A professor of law, he was appointed by PM Ehud Olmert. He was sworn in on February 7, 2007, succeeding Tzipi Livni. In 2009 he was succeeded by Ya'akov Ne'eman.-Early life:...

    , Law
  • Mordechai Akiva Friedman, Talmud
  • Dov Frohman
    Dov Frohman
    Dov Frohman is an Israeli electrical engineer and business executive. A former vice president of Intel Corporation, he is the inventor of the erasable programmable read only memory and the founder and first general manager of Intel Israel, Intel’s extensive operations in Israel...

    , Applied physics
  • Hillel Furstenberg, Mathematics
  • Tedeschi Gaido, Civil Justice
  • David Ginsburg (Scientist), Chemistry
  • Gideaon Goldenberg, Linguistics and Semitic Languages
  • Jonas Greenfield, Linguistics and Semitic Languages
  • Amiram Grinvald, Neurobiology
  • Yoram Groner, Molecular biology
  • Abraham Grossman, Jewish Studies
  • Louis Guttman, Sociology
  • Georg Haas, Zoology
  • Don Handelman, Anthropology, Sociology
  • Menahem Haran, Bible
  • Haim Harari
    Haim Harari
    Haim Harari is an Israeli theoretical physicist who has made contributions in particle physics, science education, and other fields.- Birth and education :...

    , Natural sciences
  • Ehud Hrushovski
    Ehud Hrushovski
    Ehud Hrushovski is a mathematical logician. He is a Professor of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.His father, Benjamin Harshav, is Emeritus Professor in Yale University and Tel Aviv University to Comparative Literature and a poet....

    , Mathematics
  • Elhanan Helpman
    Elhanan Helpman
    Elhanan Helpman is an Israeli-American economist who works in the field of international trade, political economy and economic growth.-Biography:...

    , Economics
  • Avram Hershko
    Avram Hershko
    Avram Hershko is a Hungarian-Israeli biochemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry.-Biography:Born Herskó Ferenc in Karcag, Hungary, Hershko emigrated to Israel in 1950. Received his M.D. in 1965 and his Ph.D in 1969 from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel...

    , Biochemistry, medicine, Nobel Prize (2005) in Chemistry
  • Yoseph Imry
    Yoseph Imry
    Yoseph Imry is an Israeli physicist.He is best known for taking part in the foundation of mesoscopic physicsThis is a relatively new branch of condensed matter physics. It is concerned with how the behavior of systems whose size is in between micro- and macroscopic, crosses over between these two...

    , Physics
  • Benjamin Isaac
    Benjamin Isaac
    Benjamin Isaac is the Fred and Helen Lessing Professor of Ancient History in the Tel Aviv University. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, dating to 1743.-Biography:Isaac was born...

    , History
  • Joshua Jortner
    Joshua Jortner
    Joshua Jortner is an Israeli physical chemist. He is a Professor Emeritus at School of Chemistry, The Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel.- Birth and education :...

    , Chemistry
  • Yosef Kaplan, Jewish Studies, History
  • Aaron Katzir, Physical Chemistry
  • Ephraim Katzir
    Ephraim Katzir
    Ephraim Katzir was an Israeli biophysicist and former Israeli Labor Party politician. He was the fourth President of Israel from 1973 until 1978.-Biography:...

    , Biophysics
  • Yehezkel Kaufman, Bible
  • Benjamin Kedar, History
  • Abraham Kogan, Aeronautics
  • Eitan Kohlberg, Asian and African Studies
  • Asher Koriat, Psychology
  • Dorothea Krook-Gilead
    Dorothea Krook-Gilead
    Dorothea Krook-Gilead was an Israeli literary scholar, a translator, and a professor of English literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Tel Aviv University.- Biography :...

    , American Literature, English Literature
  • Raphael Levine, Chemistry
  • Alexander Levitzki
    Alexander Levitzki
    Alexander Levitzki is an Israeli biochemist who is a Professor of Biochemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.- Birth and education :...

    , Biological chemistry
  • Jacob Licht, Bible
  • Saul Lieberman
    Saul Lieberman
    Saul Lieberman , also known as Rabbi Shaul Lieberman or The Gra"sh , was a rabbi and a scholar of Talmud...

    , Talmud
  • Schneior Lifson, Physical Chemistry
  • Yoram Lindenstrauss, Mathematics
  • Hans Lindner, Physiology
  • Zvi Lipkin, Physics
  • Benjamin Mazar
    Benjamin Mazar
    Benjamin Mazar was a pioneering Israeli historian, recognized as the "dean" of biblical archaeologists. He shared the national passion for the archaeology of Israel that also attracts considerable international interest due to the region's biblical links...

    , Archeology, Jewish Studies
  • Raphael Mechoulam
    Raphael Mechoulam
    Raphael Mechoulam is an Israeli professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel...

    , Chemistry
  • Isaac Michaelson
    Isaac Michaelson
    Isaac Claude Michaelson , was an Israeli ophthalmologist and member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.- Biography :Michaelson was born in 1903 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom...

    , Ophthalmology
  • Shlomo Morag
    Shlomo Morag
    Shlomo Morag was an Israeli professor of the Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.- Biography :Morag was born in Ramat Gan, in Mandate Palestine in 1926. Both his parents were teachers....

    , Hebrew Language
  • Yosef Naveh, Epigraphy, Palaeography
  • David Navon, Psychology
  • Yuval Ne'eman
    Yuval Ne'eman
    Yuval Ne'eman , was a renowned Israeli theoretical physicist, military scientist, and politician. He was a minister in the Israeli government in the 1980s and early 1990s.-Biography:...

    , Astrophysics, physics
  • Henry Neufeld, Cardiology
  • Ruth Nevo, English Literature
  • Franz Ollendorf, Electronics, Electrical Research
  • Don Patinkin
    Don Patinkin
    Don Patinkin was an Israeli/American monetary economist, and the president of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.- Biography :...

    , Economics
  • Haim Pekeris, Applied Mathematics
  • Ilya Piatetsky-Shapiro, Mathematics
  • Yehuda Picard, Geology
  • Shlomo Pines
    Shlomo Pines
    Shlomo Pines was a scholar of Jewish and Islamic philosophy, best known for his English translation of Maimonides' Guide to the Perplexed.-Biography:...

    , Philosophy
  • Amir Pnueli, Applied mathematics
  • Hans Jakob Polotsky
    Hans Jakob Polotsky
    Hans Jakob Polotsky was an Israeli orientalist, linguist, and professor for Semitic languages and Egyptology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.- Biography :...

    , Linguistics
  • Joshua Prawer
    Joshua Prawer
    Joshua Prawer was a notable Israeli historian and a scholar of the Crusades and Kingdom of Jerusalem.His work often attempted to portray Crusader society as a forerunner to later European colonialist expansion...

    , History
  • Michael O. Rabin
    Michael O. Rabin
    Michael Oser Rabin , is an Israeli computer scientist and a recipient of the Turing Award.- Biography :Rabin was born in 1931 in Breslau, Germany, , the son of a rabbi. In 1935, he emigrated with his family to Mandate Palestine...

    , Mathematics
  • Gulio Racah, Physics
  • Markus Reiner
    Markus Reiner
    - Biography :Reiner was born in 1886 in Czernowitz, Bukovina, then part of Austria-Hungary, and obtained a degree in Civil Engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Vienna . After the First World War, he emigrated to Palestine, where he worked as a civil engineer under the British mandate...

    , Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (deceased 1976)
  • Haiim B. Rosén, Linguistics
  • Nathan Rosen
    Nathan Rosen
    Nathan Rosen was an American-Israeli physicist noted for his study on the structure of the hydrogen molecule and his work with Albert Einstein and Boris Podolsky on entangled wave functions and the EPR paradox.-Background:Nathan Rosen was born into a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York...

    , Physics
  • Nathan Rosenstreich, Philosophy
  • Ariel Rubinstein
    Ariel Rubinstein
    Ariel Rubinstein is an Israeli economist who works in game theory. He was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1972–1979, in both mathematics and economics...

    , Economics
  • Leo Sachs
    Leo Sachs
    Leo Sachs is a German-born Israeli molecular biologist and cancer researcher. Born in Leipzig, he Emigrated to England in 1933, and to Israel in 1952...

    , Biology
  • Dov Sadan
    Dov Sadan
    Professor Dov Sadan was an Israeli academic and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment between 1965 and 1968.-Biography:...

    , Yiddish Language and Literature
  • Jefim Schirmann, Hebrew Literature
  • Gershon Scholem, Jewish Mysticism
  • Moshe Segal, Bible
  • Michael Sela
    Michael Sela
    Michael Sela is an Israeli immunologist of Polish Jewish origin. He is W. Garfield Weston Professor of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.- Birth and academic career :...

    , Immunology
  • Uri Seligson, Hematology
  • Gershon Shaked
    Gershon Shaked
    -Biography:Born Gerhard Mandel in Vienna, Austria, he immigrated to Palestine alone in 1939, and was later followed by his parents. He attended Gymnasia Herzliya in Tel Aviv...

    , Hebrew Literature
  • Shaul Shaked, Iranian Studies, Religious Studies
  • Adi Shamir
    Adi Shamir
    Adi Shamir is an Israeli cryptographer. He is a co-inventor of the RSA algorithm , a co-inventor of the Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme , one of the inventors of differential cryptanalysis and has made numerous contributions to the fields of cryptography and computer...

    , Applied mathematics
  • Nathan Sharon
    Nathan Sharon
    -Biography:Sharon was born in 1925 in Brest-Litovsk, then in Poland . He emigrated to Mandate Palestine with his family in 1934 and settled in Tel Aviv...

    , Molecular Biology
  • Dan Shechtman
    Dan Shechtman
    Dan Shechtman is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an Associate of the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, and Professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University. On April 8, 1982, while on sabbatical at the U.S...

    , Materials Engineering
  • Saharon Shelah
    Saharon Shelah
    Saharon Shelah is an Israeli mathematician. He is a professor of mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Rutgers University in New Jersey.-Biography:...

    , Mathematics
  • Ariel Shisha-Halevy, Linguistics
  • Chone Shmeruk, Yiddish Literature
  • Shmuel Shtrikman, Applied Physics
  • Yechezkel Stein, Medicine
  • Izchak Steinberg, Physical Chemistry
  • Menahem Stern
    Menahem Stern
    Menahem Stern was an internationally acclaimed Israeli historian of the Second Temple period.-Biography:Menahem Stern was born in 1925 in Białystok, Poland. His father was a Lithuanian misnaged while his mother came from a Hasidic family. In his childhood he studied Hebrew and religious texts, but...

    , Jewish Studies
  • Zehev Tadmor, Chemical Engineering polymers
  • Hayim Tadmor
    Hayim Tadmor
    Hayim Tadmor was a leading Israeli Assyriologist, and a profound influence on many students and scholars of the Ancient Near East throughout the world. A superb teacher and inspiring lecturer, his multilingual wit was known in many countries...

    , Assyriology, History of the Ancient Near East
  • Igal Talmi
    Igal Talmi
    Igal Talmi is a distinguished Israeli nuclear physicist.-Biography:Igal Talmi was born in 1925 in Kiev, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. His family immigrated to Mandate Palestine later that year and settled in Kfar Yehezkel...

    , Particle Physics
  • Jacob Talmon
    Jacob Talmon
    Jacob Leib Talmon was Professor of Modern History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem...

    , Modern History
  • Yoram Tsafrir, Archeology
  • Naftali Herz Tur-Sinai
    Naftali Herz Tur-Sinai
    Naftali Herz Tur-Sinai was a Bible scholar, author, and linguist instrumental in the revival of the Hebrew language as a modern, spoken language...

    , Hebrew Language
  • Efraim Urbach, Talmud
  • Haim Werthheimer, Pathologic Physiology
  • Meir Wilchek
    Meir Wilchek
    Meir Wilchek is an Israeli biochemist.He is a professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science.-Early life and education:Meir Wilchek was born in Warsaw, Poland, scion of a rabbinical family...

    , Biophysics
  • Itamar Wilner, Chemistry
  • Chaim Wirzubski, Classical Studies
  • Menahem Yaari, Economy
  • Israel Yeivin
    Israel Yeivin
    Israel Yeivin was an Israeli linguist, scholar of Masorah and the Hebrew language.-Biography:...

    , Hebrew Language
  • Ada Yonath
    Ada Yonath
    Ada E. Yonath is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. She is the current director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2009, she received the Nobel...

    , Structural Biology, Nobel Prize (2009) in Chemistry
  • Moshe Zakai
    Moshe Zakai
    Moshe Zakai is Distinguished Professor at the Technion, Israel in Electrical Engineering, member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Rothschild Prize winner.- Biography :...

    , Electrical Engineering
  • Jacob Ziv
    Jacob Ziv
    Jacob Ziv is an Israeli computer scientist who, along with Abraham Lempel, developed the LZ family of lossless data compression algorithms.-Biography:...

    , Electrical Engineering
  • Michael Zohary
    Michael Zohary
    Michael Zohary was a pioneering Israeli botanist.-Biography:...

    , Natural Sciences Botany
  • Bernhard Zondek
    Bernhard Zondek
    Bernhard Zondek was a German-Jewish gynecologist who developed the first reliable pregnancy test in 1928.-Biography:...

    , Natural Sciences Obstetrics

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