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Here are some more unsung heroes of research: scanners (the human kind). In the 1950s, Donald Glaser invented the bubble chamber – a way to track infinitesimally small quantum particles as they winked in and out of existence. The idea – which may or may not have been tested in beer – was to create…

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…