Israel’s Weizmann Institute is consistently cited as one of the best places in the world for academics to work.
Why did The Scientist magazine name the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, the "best place to work in academia" outside the United States – for the third time?
Here we take a look at just three of the many innovations under development at this institute for graduate study:
Dr. Michal Sharon’s mass spectrometer, which vaporizes large molecules to analyze their shapes and compositions – with implications for correcting damaged proteins that lead to diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s; Dr. Avishai Gal-Yam’s research into exploding stars; and Dr. Maya Schuldiner’s custom-made robotic microscope.
Schuldiner stresses that the Weizmann was founded by scientists and is run by scientists. "And it therefore has a spirit, or an understanding, that science is not a profession. Science is a lifestyle. It’s something that you take with you, to whatever you do."
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