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Here is a photo of one of the Golem computers on which Arieh Warshel and Michael Levitt — this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners, along with Martin Karplus — did much of their original work.   My dad was a computer programmer at that time, so I have some idea of what their work…

At the beginning of the year, we published an interview with Dr. Zohar Komargodski on this blog. Apparently we were not the only ones impressed by Komargodski’s accomplishments: The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation has announced that he will be one of three recipients of a New Horizons in Physics Prize. This prize is given to…

The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Eilam Gross is currently the ATLAS Higgs physics group convener. He originally wrote this piece in Hebrew for the Yediot Aharonot daily. The Best There Is – For Now “The God Particle,” as the Higgs boson is often called, comes from the title of the book by Nobel laureate Leon Lederman…

At Last: Our New Web Site

The day has finally come. In our very first post, back in June, we wrote that the launch of the new website was slated for later in the summer. In fact, by then we had already been at it for months, and if we had known how much longer it was going to take, we…

TThe Institute’s Prof. Ruth Arnon was elected President of the Israel Academy of Sciences and the Humanities (IASH) last week – the first woman ever elected to the post. We spoke with her briefly: You have held a number of leadership positions over the years. How is this one different? My previous posts were mostly…

According to the yearly survey in The Scientist, the Weizmann Institute is the second best place to work in international academia. Over the past few years, the Institute has twice taken the number one slot; this is the third time it has been rated number two. Congratulations to the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, which…