Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, based in Jerusalem, was set up in 1961 by the State of Israel to foster contact between scholars from the sciences and humanities in Israel, to advise the government on research projects of national importance, and to promote excellence. It comprises 84 of Israel's most distinguished scholars. The Academy's home is located next door to the official residence of the president of Israel. [ "About the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities"] International Stem Cell Forum, retrieved August 16, 2005]

In the sciences, the Academy funds projects on the geology, flora, and fauna of Israel, and facilitates the participation of Israeli scientists in research at international projects, such as high-energy physics at CERN) and synchrotron radiation at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. [ "Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities"] Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 24, 1999] Israel has the highest concentration of scientists and engineers in the world.

In the humanities, research is funded into the study of the Tanakh and Talmud, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, Jewish art, and the Hebrew language, as well as Hebrew prose and poetry.

The Academy administers the Einstein Fellowships fund, which is intended to foster relations between scientists from around the world and the Israeli academic community, the Israel Science Fund, with an annual budget of $53 million, and a number of research funds based on grants from the Adler Fund for Space Research, the Wolf Foundation, and the Fulks Fund for Medical Research. The Academy also runs the Israel Academic Center in Cairo, which assists Israeli scholars with research into Egypt and Egyptian culture, and facilitates cooperation with Egyptian academics.

The Academy has observer status at the European Science Foundation, and runs exchange programs with the British Royal Society, the British Academy, the Swedish Academy, and the National Research Council of Singapore.


* Shraga Abramson, Talmud
* Shaul Adler, Parasitology
* Shmuel Agmon, Mathematics
* Yakir Aharonov, Physics
* Hanokh Albeck, Talmud
* Shlomo Alexander, Physics
* Noga Alon, Mathematics
* Shimshon Amitsur, Mathematics
* Ruth Arnon, Immunology
* David Asheri, Classical Studies
* Robert Aumann, Mathematics, Nobel Prize (2005) in Economics
* David Ayalon, History of Muslem People
* Aharon Barak, Law
* Yehuda Bauer, Holocaust Studies
* Haim Beinart, Jewish Studies
* Malachi Beit-Arie, Palaeography
* Jacob Bekenstein, Physics
* Zvi Ben-Avraham, Geophysics
* Zeev Ben-Hayyim, Hebrew Studies
* Joseph Bernstein, Mathematics
* Yehudith Birk, Agricaltural Biochemistry
* Joshua Blau, Arabic Labguage and Literature
* Chaim Cedar, Biochemistry, Malecular Cell Biology, Malecular Genetics
* Ilan Chet, Agricultural Biotechnology
* Aaron Ciechanover, Biochemistry, Nobel Prize (2004) in Chemistry
* Nili Cohen, Law
* Solly Cohen, Experimental Physics
* Ariel Confino, Russian and Eastern-European History
* Hillel Daleshi, English Literature
* Amos De-Shalit, Physics
* Benzion Dinur, Jewish Studies
* Israel Dostrovsky, Physical Chemistry
* Aryeh Dvoretzky, Mathematics
* Shmuel Eisenstadt, Sociology
* Itzhak Englard, Law
* Michael Feldman, Molecular Cell Biology
* Ezra Fleisher, Hebrew Literature
* David Flusser, Religious Studies
* Abraham Fraenkel, Mathematics
* Johanan Friedmann, Islamic Studies
* Daniel Friedmann, Law
* Dov Frohman, Applied physics
* Hillel Furstenberg, Mathematics
* Tedeschi Gaido, Civil Justice
* David Ginsburg (Scientist), Chemistry
* Gideaon Goldenberg, Linguistics and Semitic Languages
* Jonas Greenfield, Linguistics and Semitic Languages
* Amiram Grinvald, Neurobiology
* Yoram Groner, Molecular biology
* Abraham Grossman, Jewish Studies
* Louis Guttman, Sociology
* Georg Haas, Zoology
* Don Handelman, Anhtropology, Sociology
* Haim Haran, Bible
* Haim Harari, Natural sciences
* Elhanan Helpman, Economics
* Avram Hershko, Biochemistry, medicine, Nobel Prize (2005) in Chemistry
* Yoseph Imry, Physics
* Benjamin Isaac, History
* Joshua Jortner, Chemistry
* Yosef Kaplan, Jewish Studies, History
* Aaron Katzir, Physical Chemistry
* Ephraim Katzir, Biophysics
* Yehezkel Kaufman, Bible
* Benjamin Kedar, History
* Abraham Kogan, Aeronautics
* Eitan Kohlberg, Asian and African Studies
* Asher Koriat, Psychology
* Dorothea Krook-Gilead, American Literature, English Literature
* Raphael Levine, Chemistry
* Alexander Levitzki, Biological chemistry
* Jacob Licht, Bible
* Saul Lieberman, Talmud
* Schneior Lifson, Physical Chemistry
* Yoram Lindenstrauss, Mathematics
* Hans Lindner, Physiology
* Zvi Lipkin, Physics
* Benjamin Mazar, Archeology, Jewish Studies
* Raphael Mechoulam, Chemistry
* Isaak Michaelson, Ophthalmology
* Shlomo Morag, Hebrew Language
* Yosef Naveh, Epigraphy, Palaeography
* David Navon, Psychology
* Yuval Ne'eman, Astrophysics, physics
* Henry Neufeld, Cardiology
* Ruth Nevo, English Literature
* Franz Ollendorf, Electronics, Electrical Research
* Don Patinkin, Economics
* Haim Pekeris, Applied Mathematics
* Ilya Piatetsky-Shapiro, Mathematics
* Yehuda Picard, Geology
* Shlomo Pines, Philosophy
* Amir Pnueli, Applied mathematics
* Hans Jakob Polotsky, Linguistics
* Joshua Prawer, History
* Michael O. Rabin, Mathematics
* Gulio Racah, Physics
* Markus Reiner, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (deceased 1976)
* Haiim B. Rosén, Linguistics
* Nathan Rosen, Physics
* Nathan Rosenstreich, Philosophy
* Ariel Rubinstein, Economics
* Leo Sachs, Biology
* Dov Sadan, Yiddish Language and Literature
* Jefim Schirmann, Hebrew Literature
* Gershon Scholem, Jewish Mysticism
* Moshe Segal, Bible
* Michael Sela, Immunology
* Uri Seligson, Hematology isr
* Gershon Shaked, Hebrew Literature
* Shaul Shaked, Iranian Studies, Religious Studies
* Adi Shamir, Applied mathematics
* Nathan Sharon, Molecular Biology
* Dan Shechtman, Materials Engineering
* Saharon Shelah, Mathematics
* Ariel Shisha-Halevy, Linguistics
* Chone Shmeruk, Yiddish Literature
* Shmuel Shtrikman, Applied Physics
* Yechezkel Stein, Medicine
* Izchak Steinberg, Physical Chemistry
* Menachem Strern, Jewish Studies
* Zehev Tadmor, Chemical Engineering polymers
* Hayim Tadmor, Assyriology, History of the Ancient Near East
* Igal Talmi, Particle Physics
* Jacob Talmon, Modern History
* Yoram Tsafrir, Archeology
* Naftali Herz Tur-Sinai, Hebrew Language
* Efraim Urbach, Talmud
* Haim Werthheimer, Phathologic Physiology
* Meir Wilchek, Biophysics
* Itamar Wilner, Chemistry
* Chaim Wirzubski, Classical Studies
* Menahem Yaari, Economy
* Israel Yeivin, Hebrew Language
* Ada Yonath, Structural Biology
* Moshe Zakai, Electrical Engineering
* Jacob Ziv, Electrical Engineering
* Michael Zohary, Natural Sciences Botany
* Bernhard Zondek, Natural Sciences Obstetrics



* [ "Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities"] Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 24, 1999
* [ "About the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities"] International Stem Cell Forum, retrieved August 16, 2005

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* [ The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities]


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