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  • Prof. Aviad Frydman (left) and Prof. Beena Kalisky standing by the scanning SQUID microscope

    Prof. Aviad Frydman (left) and Prof. Beena Kalisky standing by the scanning SQUID microscope

    Researchers Succeed in Imaging Quantum Events

    Using a unique microscope, an international group led by Prof. Beena Kalisky and Prof. Aviad Frydman, from the Department of Physics and the Institute for Nanotechnology, has succeeded in imaging quantum fluctuations for the first time. In their experiment, recently published in Nature Physics, not only were quantum fluctuations visualized, but new information about the sizes, times and distributions of quantum events was extracted. 

    Date: 2018-09-03 Hour: 14:04

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  • The complex neural networks of two brains with different congenital abilities (IQ) is demonstrated. Neurons are connected via strong/weak (thick/thin) links, however, both brains share the same spectrum of links

    The complex neural networks of two brains with different congenital abilities (IQ) is demonstrated. Neurons are connected via strong/weak (thick/thin) links, however, both brains share the same spectrum of links

    Great Minds May Think Alike, But All Minds Look Alike

    Though humans differ widely in their congenital abilities, a newly-discovered brain learning mechanism has led researchers to reveal an origin of the identical spectrum of strong and weak links that compose all brains.

    Date: 2018-09-02 Hour: 7:51

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  • Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad

    Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad

    Bar-Ilan University Awarded Ministry of Education Grant to Develop Language and Literacy in Preschoolers

    Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad, Chairwoman of Bar-Ilan University's Department of English Literature and Linguistics, has been awarded a three-year, one million shekel grant from the Israel Ministry of Education to design and implement an intervention program that will help five-year-old native Arabic speaking children develop language and literacy.

    Date: 2018-07-24 Hour: 11:52

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  • Bar-Ilan University Vice President for Research Prof. Shulamit Michaeli addresses Israeli researchers residing in the United States who were pre-selected to interview for faculty positions at the University

    Bar-Ilan University Vice President for Research Prof. Shulamit Michaeli addresses Israeli researchers residing in the United States who were pre-selected to interview for faculty positions at the University

    Bar-Ilan University and ScienceAbroad Turning Israel's Brain Drain into Brain Gain

    Bar-Ilan University is embarking on its most ambitious faculty recruitment program to date.  Over the next decade the University will recruit 150 new researchers for academic positions in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, including computer science, life sciences, and medicine.  A delegation of Bar-Ilan professors recently kicked off the recruitment process in the United States.

    Date: 2018-07-24 Hour: 9:13

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  • Dr. Krauthammer (far right) with then University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh and Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert at the ceremony in which he received the Guardian of Zion Award

    Dr. Krauthammer (far right) with then University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh and Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert at the ceremony in which he received the Guardian of Zion Award

    Bar-Ilan University and the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies Deeply Mourn the Passing of Dr. Charles Krauthammer

    Bar-Ilan University and the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies deeply mourn the passing of Dr. Charles Krauthammer, columnist and staunch defender of the State of Israel.  

    Date: 2018-06-24 Hour: 13:15

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  • Twelve Researchers Receive Rector's Prize for Scientific Innovation

    The 2018 Rector's Prize for Scientific Innovation has been awarded to 12 faculty members in recognition of their outstanding scientific achievements.  The recipients were selected by a committee headed by University Rector Prof. Miriam Faust, and including Vice President for Research Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Prof. (Emeritus) Moshe Deutsch, and Prof. (Emerita) Roselyne Koren.

    Date: 2018-06-11 Hour: 10:41

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  • The rTMS coil is placed near the head and pulses of currents (yellow) are transmitted through it. These pulses generate a magnetic field which excites neurons in a specific spot in the brain, allowing for non-invasive treatment. At right: A scheme of

    The rTMS coil is placed near the head and pulses of currents (yellow) are transmitted through it. These pulses generate a magnetic field which excites neurons in a specific spot in the brain, allowing for non-invasive treatment. At right: A scheme of opti

    In Brain Stimulation Therapy less might be more

    Theoretical and experimental results demonstrate a new insight for optimizing rTMS, one of the common non-invasive magnetic brain stimulation therapies used to treatbrain disorders such as depression and neuropathic pain.

    Date: 2018-05-27 Hour: 10:43

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  • Left to right: Prof. Joshua Schwartz, Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert, Rabbi Lau, Prof.  Arie Zaban

    Left to right: Prof. Joshua Schwartz, Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert, Rabbi Lau, Prof. Arie Zaban

    Ingeborg Rennert Center Honors Former Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

    Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies last evening bestowed its Guardian of Zion Award upon Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former Chief Rabbi of Israel. In delivering the annual Distinguished Rennert Lecture, entitled " “From Shoah to Revival: Reflections and Conclusions Regarding Dramatic and Historic Events", Lau spoke of a number of worrisome threats facing the Jewish people. 

    Date: 2018-05-27 Hour: 10:12

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  • The highly diverse coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba

    Some of the highly diverse coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba

    Excess Nutrients, Coupled with Climate Change, Damage the Most Highly Resilient Corals

    Israeli scientists joined forces with researchers from the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida and the University of Mississippi to determine how excess nutrients might negatively affect the coral reefs and reduce their resilience to climate change and acidification.

    Date: 2018-05-27 Hour: 10:07

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  • Archaeologists Uncover Earliest Evidence of Equid Bit Wear in the Ancient Near East

    An international team, including archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University, has uncovered the earliest example of the use of a bridle bit with an equid (horse family) in the Near East.  The discovery provides first evidence of the use of the bit (mouth piece) to control an animal long before the appearance of the horse in the Near East.

    Date: 2018-05-22 Hour: 12:33

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  • Prof. Adam Ferziger, Director-designate of the new Impact Center, in conversation with Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and BIU 2018 Honorary Doctorate recipient

    Prof. Adam Ferziger, Director-designate of the new Impact Center, in conversation with Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and BIU 2018 Honorary Doctorate recipient

    Bar-Ilan University Launches First of-its-Kind Academic Center Devoted Reconceiving the Relationship between Judaism in Israel and North America

    The need to enable groups that deeply disagree on core theological and ideological issues to achieve fruitful and non-destructive interfaces rather than growing irreparably apart has never been greater.  To this end, Bar-Ilan University has launched an Impact Center for Research on Judaism in Israel and North America, a first-of-its-kind academic framework in Israel or North America that will propose creative and innovative ideas for the future. 

    Date: 2018-05-10 Hour: 9:26

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  • Bar-Ilan University Becomes New REFERENCE SITE for Leica Microsystems

    A new partnership between Leica Microsystems and Bar-Ilan University is officially underway. A collaboration agreement, signed today, aims to promote and establish Bar-Ilan as a Reference Site for Leica products and workflows.This mutually-beneficial relationship will provide the faculty with access to state-of-the-art microscopy equipment, as well as collaboration opportunities with international investigators though the Leica Microsystems reference-site network.

    Date: 2018-03-20 Hour: 11:14

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