2024 July 18

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Silvia Kushner, sister of International Board Life Member Mr. Martin Kushner, and sends its sincere condolences to the entire family.

2024 July 11

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Dr. Maxine Singer; A dear friend, supporter, and a Life Member of the Weizmann Institute International Board; and extends its heartfelt condolences to her family.

2024 June 2

The Weizmann Institute of Science mourns the passing of Talma Norkin, mother of International Board Member Amikam Norkin of Israel, and sends its sincere condolences to the entire family.

2024 April 22

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Solo Dwek of Italy; A dear and faithful friend, patron of the sciences, and leader of the Weizmann global community, Life Member of the International Board; and extends its heartfelt condolences to the entire Dwek family.

2024 February 29

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Professor Allen J. Bard; A dear friend, supporter, and a Life Member of the Weizmann Institute International Board; and extends its heartfelt condolences to his family.

2024 February 26

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Lord Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, GBE of United Kingdom; A dear friend, supporter, and Member of the Weizmann Institute International Board; and extends its heartfelt condolences to his entire family.

2024 January 3

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Abraham Ben-Naftali, dear and beloved friend, longtime dedicated supporter, Chair of the International Board 2014-2017 and Chair of the Executive Council 2002-2008, Life Member of the International Board, Member of the President’s Circle and recipient of the Institute’s PhD honoris causa in 2009, and extends its heartfelt condolences to his daughters Orna and Michal, his partner Irona, and the entire family. 

2023 November 23

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Marcia Sue Robinson, sister of International Board Member Francie Klein, and sends its sincere condolences to the entire family.

2023 June 27

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Shimon Picker of Mexico; A dear friend, supporter, and Member of the Weizmann Institute International Board and President’s Circle; and extends its heartfelt condolences to his entire family.

2023 June 25

The Weizmann Institute of Science sends its sincere condolences to Lester Crown, a member of the Institute's International Board and Executive Board, for the passing of his son, James Crown.

2023 April 8

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Neil Omenn of Florida, brother of International Board Life Member Dr. Gil Omenn, and sends its sincere condolences to the entire family.

2023 February 1

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Lorin Knell z"l of Pasadena, CA, son of International Board members Dr. Ellen and Harvey Knell, and sends its sincere condolences to the entire family.

2023 January 28

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Robert H. Asher of Chicago, longtime supporter, lay leader, and friend; Life Member of the Weizmann Institute International Board; Recepient of the Institute's PhD honoris causa in 2001; and extends its profound condolences to his entire family

2022 December 1

Eliran Kirschenbaum apponted Secretary of the Association, succeeding Mrs. Sima Tamir who served in this duty for 6 years

2022 December 1

Mrs. Sima Tamir apponted Academic Secretary and Head of the Directorate for Research and Academic Affairs, succeeding Dr. Boaz Avron who served in this duty for 15 years

2022 October 1

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Lorry Lokey of the United states

2022 September 11

Prof. Ada Yonath elected as a foreign member of the Royal Society of London

2022 July 12

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Dr. Uriel Arnon of Israel, and sends its sincere condolences to his wife, Institute Professor Ruth Arnon, and the entire family.

 

2022 June 13

Prof. Daniel Zajfman accepted an honorary PhD from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

2022 May 27

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of our dear friend, Institute Professor Michael Sela. 

2022 May 19

The Weizmann Institute of Science sends its sincere condolences to Anick Jibert, a member of the Institute's International Board, for the passing of her husband, Lucien Jibert. 

2022 April 11

Prof. Ruth Arnon awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Bar Ilan University

2022 February 17

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of François Gros of France.

2022 February 11

The Weizmann Institute of Science sends its sincere condolences to Bob Asher, a member of the Institute's International Board, for the passing of his wife, Mary Jane Asher

2022 January 16

The Weizmann Institute of Science sends its sincere condolences to its International Board members, Cathy Wills and Robert Lewis, for the passing of their mother, long-time Weizmann Institute supporter Hilda Lewis

2021 December 1

Prof. Rony Paz of the Department of Brain Sciences apponted Dean of the Faculty of Biology, succeding Prof. Elior Peles who served in this duty for 7 years

2021 November 26

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Prof. Michael Fisher of Maryland.

2021 October 31

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Sharon Zuckerman of Canada.

2021 October 7

Prof. Ruth Arnon Appointed as a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

2021 September 20

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Helen L. Kimmel of New York.

2021 September 2

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Prof. Edmond H. Fischer of Seattle.

2021 August 31

The Weizmann Institute congratulates Institute Professor Ruth Arnon of the Department of Immunology on her appointment as an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

2021 June 15

The Weizmann Institute of science congratulates Prof. David Harel of the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics on his election as President of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Prof. Harel will assume office on September 7, 2021 (Rosh HaShanah, 1 Tishrei, 5782)

2021 June 1

Prof. Avishay Gal-Yam of the Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics apponted Dean of the Faculty of Physics, succeding Prof. Nir Davidson who served in this duty for 6 years

2021 May 3

Prof. Ruth Arnon appointed as a Member of Taiwan's Asia University International Advisory Board

2021 May 3

Prof. Haim Harari awarded the Council for Higher Education prize ("Veteran Academic person")

2021 April 19

The Weizmann Institute of Science sends its sincere condolences to Ralph Gerson, a member of the Institute's International Board, for the passing of his mother, Dorothy Gerson

2021 April 2

The Weizmann Institute of Science sends its sincere condolences to Robin Chemers Neustein, a member of the Institute's International Board, for the passing of her mother, Jeanne (Ashkenazy) Chemers.

2021 March 24

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Stephen Grand. A true friend, visionary philanthropist, founder of the Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine, and recipient of the PhD honoris causa degree and offers its profound condolences to his wife Nancy and the entire family.

2021 March 20

Prof. Irit Sagi recipient of the 2020 ICS-Adama Prize for Technological Innovation

2021 January 1

Prof. Yuval Oreg of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics appointed Chair of the Council of Professors, succeding Prof. Dan Yakir who served in this duty for 2 years.

2020 December 1

Prof. Ada Yonath Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Bradford University

2020 September 22

The Weizmann Institute of Science congratulates the Kekst family of New York on the birth of Charlotte Julia Kekst, daughter of Joseph and Dana Kekst, granddaughter of Carol Kekst, and sister to Jacob Kekst.

2020 July 12

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Arlyn Imberman of New York

2020 June 28

Prof. Dan Tawfik of the Department of Biomolecular Sciences will receive The Emet Prize for Art, Science and Culture

2020 June 28

Prof. Reshef Tenne of the Department of Materials and Interfaces will receive The Emet Prize for Art, Science and Culture

2020 June 17

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Prof. Zena Werb of San Francisco

2020 June 16

The Weizmann Institute of Science sends its sincere condolences to Sima Tamir, the Institute's Association Secretariat, for the passing of her father, Daniel Boyko

2020 May 31

The Weizmann Institute of Science sends its sincere condolences to Barak Kanne, a member of the Institute's International Board, for the passing of his daughter, Hilla Gold

2020 May 8

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Dan Mayer of Switzerland

2020 January 15

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Marvelle Koffler of Toronto

Life Member of the International Board visionary woman, dear and beloved friend, and longtime dedicated supporter

And extends its heartfelt condolences to her children Leon, Theo, Tom, Adam, and Tiana, and the entire family

2020 January 2

Prof. Daniel Zajfman appointed Chair of the Academic Board of the Israel Science Foundation [ISF]

2019 December 1

Prof. Ron Milo appointed Dean of Education

2019 December 1

The 11th President of the Weizmann Institute and Four New Vice Presidents Take Office

The 11th president of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Prof. Alon Chen, took office today. He is joined by four new vice presidents, all of whom assumed their new mantles today. “The Weizmann Institute is a world-leading research institution that generates transformative knowledge and educates the scientists of tomorrow,” said Prof. Chen in his recent speech before the Annual International Board. “Our alumni embark on careers in high-tech and biotech, and in academia, providing the foundations of Israel's booming economy, just as Chaim Weizmann envisioned. As we reach the milestone of seventy years since the establishment of the Weizmann Institute, I believe it's safe to say that we have indeed lived up to Chaim Weizmann's expectations. Perhaps we have even exceeded them.” 

2019 December 1

Prof. Gilad Perez of the Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics appointed Dean of the Feinberg Graduate School, succeding Prof. Irit Sagi who served in this duty for 6 years

2019 October 1

Prof. Daniella Goldfarb of the Department of Chemical and Biological Physics apponted Chair of the Scientific Council, succeding Prof. Zvulun Elazar who served in this duty for 3 years.

2019 July 18

Prof. Ada Yonath awarded an honorary doctorate of Science from the Jacobs University, Germany

2019 June 30

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Prof. Mitchell Feigenbaum of New York

2019 June 19

Nature Index 2019 puts the Weizmann Institute of Science in the top three, globally

“Size is not everything,” proclaims a Nature press release today. “Some smaller institutes are punching above their weight.” This statement arises from a new ranking conducted within the framework of the Nature Index 2019 – a normalized ranking that adds a new perspective to the relative contributions of each institute. The Weizmann Institute of Science was ranked in the top three, globally, according to this new ranking.

2019 June 1

Prof. Ronen Basri of the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics appointed Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, succeding Prof. David Peleg who served in this duty for 9 years

2019 May 27

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of the Hon. Sir David Sieff of UK

2019 May 24

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Andrea Kelpetar Fallek of New York

2019 May 12

Prof. Adi Kimchi was awarded the Israel Prize in Life Sciences

2019 May 12

Prof. Dan Yakir was awarded the Israel Prize in Earth Sciences

2019 February 5

Prof. Michael Sela is the recipient of the Beloved Supporter Award from the Movement for Quality Government

2019 January 1
2019 January 1

Prof. Dan Yakir of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences was elected as the Next Chair of the Council of Professors. He will assume office on January 1, 2019, succeeding Prof. Moni Naor

2018 December 17

Prof. Ada Yonath awarded an honorary doctorate of Science from the Arab Academic College of Education, Haifa

2018 December 1

Prof. Yinon Rudich of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences appointed Dean of Chemistry, succeding Prof. Gilad Haran who served in this duty for 6 years. 

2018 November 21

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Prof. Sir Aaron Klug of the UK

2018 November 4

The Executive Board unanimously elected Prof. Alon Chen next President of the Weizmann Institute of Science

2018 October 13

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Marshall Bennett of the U.S

2018 October 6

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Donald Kirk of the U.S.

2018 October 1

Prof. Lia Addadi of the Department of Structural Biology assumed office as the President’s Advisor for Advancing Women in Science. She succeeded Prof. Daniella Goldfarb, who had held the position for eight years

2018 August 26

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Mary Beck of Canada

2018 August 22

Prof. Ada Yonath is the recipient of an Ecuador Medal for Scientific Merit by the President of Ecuador

2018 July 1

Prof. Ada Yonath awarded an honorary doctorate of Science from the University of Macau, China

2018 May 28

Prof. Ada Yonath awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science and Technology from Carnegie Mellon University

2018 March 6

The 2018 Israel Prize for Industry will be awarded to Yehudit (Dita) and Yehuda Bronicki, founders of the Ormat alternative and renewable energy-technology group. According the the Prize committee, the Bronicki family have managed to combine vision and execution in a complex and ever-changing reality, and have left their mark on groundbreaking innovations in local and global industry, in addition to impacting technological education, promoting women, and cultivating innovation.

Dita and Yehuda Bronicki have been friends with the Weizmann Institute of Science for many years, supporting various causes in science and science education. Yehuda Bronicki has serves as a member of the Board since 1984, first as member of the Board of Governors and the Executive Council and currently as a member of the Executive Board.

The Israel Prize is an award handed out by the State of Israel and is generally regarded as the state’s highest cultural honor. It is presented annually, on Israeli Independence Day, in a state ceremony in Jerusalem, in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Knesset, and the Chief Justice.

2017 November 14

Prof. Ada Yonath awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and from the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China

2017 November 9

The International Board elected its new leadership, during its 69th Annual meeting, held on Nov ember 5-8:

Chair elect of the International Board:

Prof. Jehuda Reinharz, United States / Israel

Chair of the Executive Board:

Mr. Shimshon Harel, Israel

Vice Chair of the International Board:

Mr. Bob Drake, the Netherlands

Vice Chair of the Executive Board:

Mr. Larry Blumberg, United States

The Vice Chair of the International Board, the Chair and Vice Chair of the Executive Board assumed office on November 9, 2017; The Chair elect of the International Board will assume office on January 1st, 2018.

2017 November 6

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Murray B. Koffler of Toronto.

Dear and beloved friend, longtime dedicated supporter, Chairman of the Board of Governors from 1987-1993, Life Member of the International Board, and recipient of the Institute’s PhD honoris causa in 1976, and extends its heartfelt condolences to his wife Marvelle, his children Leon, Theo, Tom, Adam, and Tiana, and the entire extended family.

2017 September 28

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Derrick Kleeman of Geneva, dear and beloved friend, longtime benefactor, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors from 1983-1992, Life Member of the International Board, and recipient of the Institute’s PhD honoris causa in 1979, and extends its profound condolences to his wife Hella, his son Peter, his daughter Judy, and to the entire extended family.

2017 July 9

Prof. Ada Yonath awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal European Academy of Doctors (RAED)

2017 June 18

Dr. Yuri Myasoedov, Dr. Tamar Unger, and Dr. Yoav Peleg are the Recipients of the Maxine Singer Prize for Outstanding Staff Scientists

2017 May 25

Prof. Ruth Arnon awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Haifa

2017 May 15

Prof. Moni Naor is the recipient of the 2016 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award

2017 April 18

Prof. Ruth Arnon elected a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science

2017 April 17

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Lon Morton of California, dear friend and devoted supporter, member of the Board since 2005, and extends its heartfelt condolences to his wife Rocky, and the entire family.

2017 March 19

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Gershon Kekst of New York, dear and beloved friend, longtime supporter,  Chairman of the Board of Governors from 1993-2002, Life Member of the International Board, and recipient of the Institute’s PhD honoris causa in 1995.
The Institute extends its heartfelt condolences to his wife Carol, his sons David and Joseph, and the entire extended family.

2017 March 18

Prof. Ada Yonath awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Mendel University of the Czech Republic

2017 March 12

Prof. Yosef Yarden, a member of the Weizmann Institute’s Department of Biological Regulation, has been awarded the 2017 Israel Prize in Life Sciences. The Prize, which is the country’s highest honor, will be presented to Prof. Yarden in celebration of his crucial discoveries about the biochemistry of cancer, in a festive ceremony on Israel Independence Day.
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2017 February 26

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Prof. Mildred S. Dresselhaus of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“Queen of carbon science”, pioneering physicist and beloved friend, Life Member of the Weizmann Institute’s International Board and member of the Scientific and Academic Advisory Committee, recipient of the Institute’s PhD honoris causa in 2003, and extends its profound condolences to the family.

2017 January 1

Prof. Avraham Levy of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences appointed Dean of the Faculty of Biochemistry, succeding Prof. Zvi Livneh who served in this duty for 7 years.

2016 December 22

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Prof. Sidney D. Drell, pioneering physicist, longtime supporter and beloved friend, Life Member of its International Boardand past Chairman of the Scientific and Academic Advisory Committee. Recipient of the Institute’s PhD honoris causa in 2001.

We extends our profound condolences to his wife Harriet, and his children Daniel, Persis, and Joanna.

2016 December 14

Prof. David Peleg elected a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

2016 December 1

Prof. Avraham Levy awarded the Landau Prize of Mifal Hapais

2016 August 29

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Yehuda Assia

2016 July 24

Prof. Ada Yonath Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Strasbourg

2016 July 13

Prof. Ada Yonath Awarded a Doctor of Science degree by the State University of New York

2016 April 17

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Dan Shapirosu

Dan joined the Weizmann Institute Board in 2004 and was always very active. He was a devoted  member of the Executive Board and in recent years chaired the Honors Committee. His expertise, his good counsel and his support were always very helpful.

2016 March 31

Prof. Ada Yonath Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Guatemala UVG University

2016 March 14

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Tom Beck

Tom had been a Board member since 1980, eventually becoming a Life Member of the Board. He served as Deputy Chair of the Board, served on the Executive Council and Executive Committee, and was President of Weizmann Canada between 1985 and 1990.

2016 February 7

Prof. Meir Lahav of the Department of Materials and Interfaces chosen to receive the Israel Prize in Chemistry and Physics.

2016 February 7

Prof. Leslie Leiserowitz of the Department of Materials and Interfaces chosen to receive the Israel Prize in Chemistry and Physics.

2016 January 13

Prof. Yoseph (Joe) Imry, professor emeritus of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics, is the recipient of the 2016 Wolf Prize in Physics.

2015 December 24

Regulation of Sodium Transport in Health and Disease January 4-5, 2016

2015 December 21

Prof. Ada Yonath Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Urbino, Italy.

2015 December 17

Weizmann Institute of Science and Clalit Health Services Will Collaborate to Advance the Field of Personalized Medicine

2015 August 3

Prof. Ada Yonath was awarded honorary doctorates from Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France; the Medical University, Lodz, Poland; and De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

2015 April 27

The Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of Prof. Alexander Rich, a distinguished scientist, a longtime member of its International Board and its Scientific and Academic Advisory Committee.
We extend our profound condolences to his wife Jane and the whole family.