- Weizmann Institute of Science
name = Weizmann Institute of Science
native_name = מכון ויצמן למדע
type = Public
president = Prof.
website = http://www.weizmann.ac.il/The Weizmann Institute of Science ( _he. מכון ויצמן למדע), known as "Machon Weizmann" is a university and research institute in
Rehovot, Israel. It differs from other Israeli universities in that it offers only graduate and post-graduate studies in the sciences.
Founded in 1934 by
Chaim Weizmannas the Daniel SieffResearch Institute, it was renamed the Weizmann Institute of Science in his honor on November 2, 1949. Before he became President of the State of Israel, Weizmann pursued his research in organic chemistryat its laboratories. The Weizmann Institute presently has about 2,500 students, staff, and faculty, and awards M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biological chemistryand biology, as well as several interdisciplinary programs. [http://www.weizmann.ac.il/acadaff/Scientific_Activities/current/weizmann.html The Weizmann Institute of Science ] ]
In addition to its academic programs, the Weizmann Institute runs programs for young people, including science clubs, camps and competitions. The Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute accepts high school graduates from all over the world for a four-week science-based
summer camp. The Clore Garden of Science, which opened in 1999, is the world’s first completely interactive outdoor science museum. [ [http://www.israel.org/MFA/Israel%20beyond%20the%20conflict/The%20Clore%20Garden%20of%20Science%20-%20A%20Worlds%20First The Clore Garden of Science - A Worlds First ] ]
In 1996 and 2002 respectively, two Weizmann Institute researchers -
Amir Pnueliand Adi Shamir- won the Turing Award[ [http://awards.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=5846946&srt=year&year=1996&aw=140&ao=AMTURING "ACM Award Citation / Amir Pnueli" at acm.org] ] [ [http://awards.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=0028491&srt=year&year=2002&aw=140&ao=AMTURING "ACM Award Citation / Adi Shamir" at acm.org] ] . Ada Yonathwon the Wolf Prizefor Chemistry in 2006.
Haim Harari, theoretical physicist
Chaim Weizmann, chemist, first President of the State of Israel
Ephraim Katzir, biophysicist, fourth President of the State of Israel
Mordehai Milgrom, physicist
Amir Pnueli, Computer science
Adi Shamir, cryptographer
Ada Yonath, crystallographer
Chaim Weizmann(1949-1952; 1934-1952 if predecessor Daniel Sieff Institute included)
Meyer Weisgal(1952-1959, as "Head of the Executive Council")
Meyer Weisgal(1966-1969, as President)
[http://www.weizmann.ac.il/homepage/pages/pastofficers.shtml Past officers of the Weizmann Institute]
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Science and technology in Israel
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* [http://www.weizmann.ac.il/acadaff/Scientific_Activities/current/weizmann.html The Institute's scientific activities] en icon
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