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Israeli 11th grade students to compete in int’l science competition at MIT

High school students from Kiryat Shmona, working in the field of synthetic biology, will present their project at the iGEM competition this fall at MIT.

By Goel Beno


Twenty-three 11th grade students from the Darca Danciger high school in Kiryat Shmona will represent Israel at an international science competition in the US in September.

Students from the biotechnology program at the Darca Danciger high school presenting one of their developments – Photo: Efi Sharir


The 2015 iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition, an annual contest founded by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), has only recently been opened to high school students. Continue Reading »

Israel admitted into CERN, 1st non-European country to be accepted


20-state council of the Center of European Nuclear Research (CERN), which proved the existence of the ‘God particle,’unanimously voted to accept Israel.




The 20-state council of CERN, the Center of European Nuclear Research that operates the Large Hadron Collider under the Swiss-French border, unanimously voted on Thursday night to accept Israel as a full member of the important scientific organization.

CERN particle research center - Photo: CERN particle research center

CERN particle research center – Photo: CERN particle research center

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman warmly welcomed the decision, saying it was a “proud day for Israeli science.”  He said that the decision to accept Israel was not only an achievement for Israeli scientists, who have brought honor to the country, but also for the Foreign Ministry, which he said worked for years to pave the way for Israel’s acceptance by CERN.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Two Israeli-Americans

To Israelis Michael Levitt, and Professors Arieh Warshel, also American citizens, share Nobel with colleague Martin Karplus.



Two Israeli scientists who emigrated to the U.S. on Tuesday were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, in a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.

Professor Arieh Warshel receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Stockholm, Oct. 10, 2013.

Professor Arieh Warshel receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Stockholm, Oct. 10, 2013.

Professors Arieh Warshel and Michael Levitt, who completed their Ph.D.s at Israel’s Weizmann Institute, are sharing the prize of 8 million crowns ($1.25 million) with Prof. Martin Karplus for their development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.

All three winners are American citizens, but also hold dual citizenship. Continue Reading »

To boost economies, Israel & China set to expand cooperation in sci-tech


Admiring Israel’s achievements, Chinese Ambassador to Israel tells Science, Technology & Space Minister Peri, cooperation will create jobs & infrastructure for both countries.




Chinese ambassador to Israel Gao Yanping voiced her admiration for Israel’s achievements in science and technology on Wednesday in a meeting with Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri.

Minister Peri  and Chinese Ambassador Gao Yanping.

Minister Peri and Chinese Ambassador Gao Yanping.- Photo: Courtesy- Ministry of Science, Technology and Spac

The ambassador, who was born in Nanjing and holds advanced degrees in law in addition to her bachelor of arts degree, told Peri that cooperation in these fields between the two countries will benefit both her own giant country and the small State of Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel’s young set out for top science competitions in 4 countries

18 of Israel’s brightest high school students left to participate in four prestigious science competitions around the world.

By Yossi Aloni



Members of Israel’s delegations to various Science Olympiads around the world met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other government officials this week prior to departing for their respective competitions.

Israeli youth depart for top science competitions

Israeli youth depart for top science competitions – Israel Today


The Israelis are participating in scientific competitions in Colombia, Denmark, Australia and Russia. They will have the opportunity to show off their skills in chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science.

The team consists of 18 high school students from around the country, including a female Arab student from Nazareth. Continue Reading »