Weizmann Lectures

The annual Weizmann Memorial Lectures Program is the most prestigious lecture series at the Weizmann Institute of Science. It commemorates the founder of the Institute, Dr. Chaim Weizmann.

Suggestions for potential lecturers are submitted by the members of the Scientific Council. The presenters of the Weizmann Lectures are selected by an internal committee from among these proposals.

The lectures are intended to review the latest and most advanced developments in the field chosen for discussion. The series usually consists of two lectures, which are open to the Institute's faculty and staff, as well as to the community at large. The first talk is aimed toward anyone interested in science, while the second lecture is geared toward scientists from the Weizmann Institute and from other institutions of higher education in Israel.

  • The 61st Weizmann Memorial Lecture will be given by Prof. Anne L'huillier, Lund University, Sweden. June 20, 2022.

Weizmann memorial lectures

Session

Year

Lecturer

Area

Discipline

61st 2022 Prof. Anne L'huillier Atomic Physics Physics

60th

2022

Prof. Philippe Ciais

Climate Change

Chemistry

59th

2018

Prof. William A. Eaton

Biophysical Chemistry

Chemistry

58th

2017

Prof. Gero Miesenböck

Physiology Anatomy and Genetics

Life Sciences

57th

2016

Prof. Charles Kane

Physics and Astronomy

Physics

56th

2015

Prof. Stephen Boyd

Applied Mathematics

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

55th

2014

Prof. Carlos J. Bustamante

Life Sciences and Physics

Life Sciences and Physics

54th

2013

Prof. Mark A. Ratner

Chemistry

Chemistry

53rd

2011

Prof. Ronald Coifman

Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

52nd

2010

Prof. Rolf-Dieter Heuer

Physics

Physics

51st

2009

Prof. Harry B. Gray

Chemistry

Chemistry

50th

2008

Prof. Susan Lindquist

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

49th

2007

Prof. Hillel Furstenberg

Mathematics

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

48th

2006

Prof. Robert P. Kirshner

Astrophysics

Physics

47th

2005

Prof. Paul Alivisatos

Chemistry

Chemistry

46th

2004

Prof. Louis H. Miller

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

45th

2003

Prof. Albert J. Libchaber

Physics

Physics

44th

2002

Prof. Susan Solomon

Environmental Sciences

Chemistry

43rd

2001

Prof. Michael Rabin

Mathematics

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

42nd

2000

Prof. Andrew Wyllie

Molecular Biology

Life Sciences

41st

1999

Prof. Jacob N. Israelachvili

Chemistry

Chemistry

40th

1998

Prof. Steven Chu

Physics

Physics

39th

1997

Prof. James A. Yorke

Mathematics

Mathematics

38th

1996

Prof. James E. Rothman

Biology

Life Sciences

37th

1995

Prof. Paul B. Sigler

Chemistry

Chemistry

36th

1994

Prof. D. J. Gross

Particle Physics

Physics

35th

1993

Prof. E. H. Fischer

Biochemistry

Life Sciences

34th

1992

Prof. D. Knuth

Computer Science

Mathematics

33rd

1991

Prof. A. Eschenmoser

Chemistry

Chemistry

32nd

1990

Prof. B. I. Halperin

Physics

Physics

31st

1989

Prof. P. Leder

Molecular Genetics

LIfe Sciences

30th

1986

Prof. R. N. Zare

Chemistry

Chemistry

29th

1985

Prof. C. Rubbia

Physics

Physics

28th

1984

Prof. P. D. Boyer

Biochemistry

Life Sciences

27th

1983

Prof. C. Weissman

Biology

Life Sciences

26th

1982

Prof. J. Keller

Mathematics

Mathematics

25th

1981

Prof. E. M. Shoemaker

Planetary Sciences

Physics

24th

1980

Prof. P. F. De Gennes

Chemistry

Chemistry

23rd

1979

Prof. D. H. Hubel

Neurobiology

Life Sciences

22nd

1978

Prof. H. A. Bethe

Physics

Physics

21st

1977

Prof. P. Berg

Biochemistry & Genetic Engineering

Life Sciences

20th

1975

Prof. E. Katzir

Fermentation & Biochemical Engineering

Life Sciences

19th

1975

Prof. Hans L. Kornberg

Regulation of Microbial Metabolism

Life Sciences

18th

1974

Prof. W. W. Lipscomb

Chemistry & Crystallography

Chemistry

17th

1973

Prof. D. Gabor

Holography

Physics

16th

1972

Prof. D. Koshland

Biochemistry

Life Sciences

15th

1971

Prof. S. L. Washburn

Anthropology

Chemistry

14th

1967

Prof. G. Wald

Biology

Life Sciences

13rd

1966

Prof. M. M. Schiffer

Pure Mathematics

Mathematics

12nd

1965

Prof. A. Kornberg

Biochemistry

Life Sciences

11st

1964

Prof. F. Hoyle

Astrophysics

Physics

10th

1963

Prof. R. Woodward

Organic Chemistry

Chemistry

9th

1962

Prof. W. Rosenblith

Biophysics

Life Sciences

8th

1961

Prof. M. Perutz

Chemistry

Chemistry

7th

1960

Prof. S. Chandrasekhar

Applied Mathematics

Mathematics

6th

1959

Prof. J. Brachet

Biology

Life Sciences

5th

1958

Prof. Sir Christopher Ingold

Chemistry

Chemistry

4th

1957

Prof. I. I. Rabi

Physics

Physics

3rd

1955

Prof. E. Chain

Biochemistry

Life Sciences

2nd

1954

Prof. P. M. S. Blackett

Physics, Mathematics

Physics

1st

1953

Prof. Sir Robert Robinson

Organic Chemistry

Chemistry