Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute located in Rehovot, Israel is a post-graduate institution offering M.Sc and PhD degrees in mathematics, computer science, physics, bio-chemistry and other inter-disciplinary degrees. The Weizmann Institute attracts high-caliber graduate students and the faculty has been the recipient of various Wolf Prizes and a Turing Award.

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P.O.Box 26, Rehovot 76100, Israel
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news@weizmann.ac.il
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How bacterial cell recognizes its own DNA

It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that bacteria have an immune system - in their case to fight off invasive viruses called phages. And like any immune system - from single-celled to human - the first challenge of ...

dateApr 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Scientists demonstrate Stokes drift principle

In nature, waves โ€“ such as those in the ocean โ€“ begin as local oscillations in the water that spread out, ripple fashion, from their point of origin. But fans of Star Trek will recall a different sort of wave pattern: ...

dateOct 01, 2014 in General Physics
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The world's first photonic router

Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router โ€“ a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievement, as reported in Science ...

dateJul 14, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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Artificial cells act like the real thing

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, but mimicking the intricate networks and dynamic interactions that are inherent to living cells is difficult to achieve outside the cell. Now, as published in Science, ...

dateAug 18, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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No limits to human effects on clouds

Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition. What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat underneath? How does human activity change ...

dateJun 09, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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