About one-third of those recognized with the prestigious Israeli award have gone on to receive a Nobel, notably in physics.
The American chemist who shared the Nobel Prize for chemistry previously won Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize.
Seven scientists and an architect have been named recipients of Israel’s prestigious 2013 Wolf Prizes.
In her final days, in the last letter she sent home, Simone Weil reassured her parents: “You have another source of comfort.” She was referring to her niece, Sylvie Weil. Sylvie — with her myopia, pale complexion and dark, cropped hair — bears an unnerving resemblance to her aunt, and has spent her life battling the impression that she is nothing more than an incompetent forgery of the woman who preceded her. “My identity is not being,” writes Weil; “not being Simone.”