Weizmann Institute of Science

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The Weizmann Institute of Science (מכון ויצמן למדע Machon Weizmann LeMada) is a public research university in Rehovot, Israel, established in 1934, 14 years before the State of Israel.wikipedia
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The Weizmann Institute of Science (מכון ויצמן למדע Machon Weizmann LeMada) is a public research university in Rehovot, Israel, established in 1934, 14 years before the State of Israel.
In 1934, Chaim Weizmann established the Sieff Institute, which later became the Weizmann Institute of Science.

List of Nobel laureates by university affiliation

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As of 2019, 6 Nobel laureates and 3 Turing Award winners have been associated with the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Chaim Weizmann

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Founded in 1934 by Chaim Weizmann and his first team, among them Benjamin M. Bloch, as the Daniel Sieff Research Institute.
He founded the Sieff Research Institute in Rehovot, Israel (which was later re-named the Weizmann Institute of Science in his honor), and was instrumental in the establishment of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Benjamin M. Bloch

Founded in 1934 by Chaim Weizmann and his first team, among them Benjamin M. Bloch, as the Daniel Sieff Research Institute.
Benjamin Marcus Bloch (בנימין מרכוס בלוך, (April 1, 1900 – April 26, 1959 ) was an Israeli physicist, known mainly for his work at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

WEIZAC

WEIZAC, one of the world’s first electronic computers was locally built by the institute in 1954–1955 and was recognized by the IEEE in 2006 as a milestone achievement in the history of electrical and electronic engineering.
It was built at the Weizmann Institute during 1954-1955, based on the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) architecture developed by John von Neumann.

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The Weizmann Institute of Science (מכון ויצמן למדע Machon Weizmann LeMada) is a public research university in Rehovot, Israel, established in 1934, 14 years before the State of Israel.
Other major universities in the country include the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Bar-Ilan University, the University of Haifa and the Open University of Israel.

Abba Eban

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He was also Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly and President of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Israel Dostrovsky

Israel Dostrovsky (November 29, 1918 – September 28, 2010), an Israeli physical chemist, fifth president of the Weizmann Institute of Science, laureate of the 1995 Israel Prize in the exact sciences.

Fritz Haber

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Weizmann had offered the post of director to Nobel Prize laureate Fritz Haber, but took over the directorship himself after Haber's death en route to Palestine.
In 1933, during Haber's brief sojourn in England, Chaim Weizmann offered him the directorship at the Sieff Research Institute (now the Weizmann Institute) in Rehovot, in Mandatory Palestine.

Glatiramer acetate

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By 2013 the institute was earning between $50 and $100 million in royalties annually on marketed drugs including Copaxone, Rebif, and Erbitux.
Glatiramer acetate was originally discovered by Michael Sela, Ruth Arnon and Dvora Teitelbaum at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.

Israel Sieff, Baron Sieff

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Founded in 1934 by Chaim Weizmann and his first team, among them Benjamin M. Bloch, as the Daniel Sieff Research Institute.
Renamed the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1949 with the Sieff family's consent, it is Israel's premier research university in the natural sciences.

Meyer Weisgal

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Meyer Wolf Weisgal (November 10, 1894 – September 29, 1977) was an American journalist, publisher, playwright, fundraiser, and Zionist activist who served as the President of the Weizmann Institute of Science and as the founding President of Beit Hatfutsot (the Jewish Diaspora Museum).

Michael Sela

He is W. Garfield Weston Professor of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.

Cetuximab

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By 2013 the institute was earning between $50 and $100 million in royalties annually on marketed drugs including Copaxone, Rebif, and Erbitux.
Yeda Research, on behalf of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, challenged the Aventis-owned patent, licensed by Imclone, for the use of anti-epidermal growth factor receptor antibodies in combination with chemotherapy, to slow the growth of certain tumors which was filed in 1989 by Rhone-Poulenc-Rorer.

Albert Sabin

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In 1969–72, he lived and worked in Israel as the President of Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.

Shneior Lifson

an Israeli chemical physicist, scientific director of the Weizmann Institute of Science, a founder of the Open University of Israel, laureate of the 1969 Israel Prize in the life sciences.

Daniel Zajfman

Prof. Daniel Zajfman
On December 1, 2006 he was elected as the tenth president of the Weizmann Institute.

Science and technology in Israel

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Industrial research began at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, was also initiated at the Daniel Sieff Research Center (later the Weizmann Institute of Science), established in 1934 in Rehovot.

List of Israeli universities and colleges

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It differs from other Israeli universities in that it offers only graduate and postgraduate degrees in the natural and exact sciences.

Haim Harari

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He was the President, from 1988 to 2001, of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Ernst David Bergmann

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Just a year after the war, Bergmann returned to the Sieff Institute in Rehovot, Israel, and continued there through its expansion in 1949 into the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Aryeh Dvoretzky

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He was elected president of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1974–1980) and later became the eighth president of the Weizmann Institute of Science (1986–1989).

Amos de-Shalit

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In 1954, de-Shalit was asked to establish the Department of Nuclear Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, which he headed for ten years.

Public university

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The Weizmann Institute of Science (מכון ויצמן למדע Machon Weizmann LeMada) is a public research university in Rehovot, Israel, established in 1934, 14 years before the State of Israel.

Research university

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The Weizmann Institute of Science (מכון ויצמן למדע Machon Weizmann LeMada) is a public research university in Rehovot, Israel, established in 1934, 14 years before the State of Israel.