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Educational Mission Statement
The faculty of physics offers Ph.D. and M. Sc. degrees in all major areas of research in Physics. In order to attract foreign students, postdocs and visitors and to create a genuine international atmosphere, all our lectures, research seminars and colloquia are conducted in English. Our goal is to educate the next generation of leading scientists and innovators in Physics, both in academia and in high-tech. We believe that the way to achieve this goal is to set high standards before our students, while at the same time providing them with the top-notch learning and research environment needed to reach these standards, and to allow each student to reach his full personal potential.
We make a special effort to assure that the students and the postdocs are an essential part of the faculty. Their offices are mixed with the offices of the senior members of our faculty who are readily available for science discussions and research in the environment with minimal bureaucracy. Once accepted students are provided with a stipend and help in housing, which facilitate total concentration on studies and research.
Professor Shimon Levit
or at 08-934-2167
Information for Post-doctoral fellows
The faculty of Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science hosts at any given time some 20-30 post-doctoral fellows working in all major fields of Physics. Most of our post-doctoral fellows are non-Israelis who come to Weizmann for a period of two to three years. Many of them then proceed to positions in academia in other countries.
A small number of 5 year positions is also available, as are the funding opportunities from the European unions such as Marie Curie fellowships.
Ph.D. graduates, or current post-doctoral fellows elsewhere, who are interested in a post-doctor- al fellowship at the Weizmann Institute are requested to contact the scientist(s) with whom they would like to work. Details on Fellowships and other conditions can be found at the Feinberg school website.