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Francois Englert, Tel Aviv U. Prof And Holocaust Survivor, Shares Nobel For Physics

10/08/2013
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JERUSALEM  — Francois Englert, a Belgian Jewish professor at Tel Aviv University and a Holocaust survivor, shared the Nobel Prize in physics.

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Another Israeli 'Spy Bird' Nabbed, This Time By Sudan

12/10/2012

For the second time in two years, one of Israel's neighbors claims to have intercepted a spy bird deployed by Israel.

Not a satellite or drone. An actual bird.

Sudanese officials have bagged a vulture tagged with an Israeli GPS chip, labeled with “Israel Nature Service” and “Hebrew University, Jerusalem,” Yedioth Ahronoth reported. 

Sudan is located south of Israel on the Red Sea, bording Egypt and Ethiopia.

Watching like a hawk?: Foes see nature experiments as spying.

Tel Aviv U’s Interdisciplinary Approach

09/06/2011
Staff Writer

Tel Aviv University recently opened a School for Neurosciences that incorporates seven of the university’s nine faculties. The university’s extensive use of interdisciplinary research and teaching has given it a unique place among Israeli universities.

“It is something that comes naturally among scientists and if there is encouragement from the top, it only helps,” said Joseph Klafter, the university’s president and himself an award-winning chemist.

Tel Aviv University President Prof. Joseph Klafter

Elana Shohamy on the Arabic and Hebrew Languages: Part 1

Hebrew swallows Arabic and Russian in Israel! Linguist Elana Shohamy of Tel Aviv University talks about the Israeli government's 'benign neglect' of Arabic and the fate of Yiddish, Russian and other 'language victims.' (In two parts)

Israeli Scientists Chasing High-Tech Breakthroughs

09/26/2008
Editorial Intern

Israeli scientists in universities across the country have been forging ahead in recent months with new innovations in medicine and technology that could lead to breakthroughs.

Professor Shimon Efrat of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, along with graduate students Holger Russ and Yael Bar, have developed a way to cultivate healthy human beta cells in the laboratory and implant them into diabetes patients. They are now working to convince the body to accept these cells — a move that could pave the way to a new and simpler form of diabetes treatment.

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