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0The Weizmann Institute - Where science is a lifestyle

Israel’s Weizmann Institute is consistently cited as one of the best places in the world for academics to work. Why did The Scientist magazine name the Weizmann Institute of Science (www.weizmann.ac.il) in Rehovot, Israel, the “best place to work in academia” outside the United States — for the third time? Here we take a look at just three of the many innovations under development at this institute for graduate study: Dr. Michal Sharon’s mass spectrometer, which vaporizes large molecules to analyze their shapes and compositions — with implications for correcting damaged proteins that lead to diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s; Dr. Avishai Gal-Yam’s research into exploding stars; and Dr. Maya Schuldiner’s custom-made robotic microscope. Schuldiner stresses that the Weizmann was founded by scientists and is run by scientists. “And it therefore has a spirit, or an understanding, that science is not a profession. Science is a lifestyle. It’s something that you take with you, to whatever you do.” Downloads: Videos Hi Res Narration - www.megaupload.com Hi Res No Narration - www.megaupload.com Streaming Narration - www.megaupload.com Streaming No Narration - www.megaupload.com Docs Intro - www.megaupload.com Script - www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos