The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world's leading multidisciplinary basic research institutions in the natural and exact sciences. The Institute's five faculties Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science are home to scientists and students who embark daily on fascinating journeys into the unknown, seeking to improve our understanding of nature and our place within it. The Institute has been the venue of pioneering research in neuroscience, nanotechnology and alternative energy, the search for new ways of fighting disease and hunger and creating novel materials and developing new strategies for protecting the environment. Mathematicians and computer scientists working together with biologists are uncovering unseen patterns in everything from our DNA to the ways our cells age to personal nutrition. From participating in the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN to joining in scientific missions to the planets in our solar system, Weizmann Institute researchers are helping lead international science. The campus comprises of 1.1sq km (280 acres) and includes over 240 buildings, research facilities, administration and housing; 2,500 faculty and staff; 1,400 students and postdocs Research volume annually is of more than $100m total worth of grants for Weizmann Institute research projects.