Explore our flagship projects

The Institute for Brain and Neural Science

A flagship initiative to accelerate neuroscience research. The Weizmann Institute of Science is in the perfect position to lead the charge, with an overarching goal of revealing new understandings of the brain, and paving the way towards treatments and cures for neurological diseases and disorders.

Frontiers of the Universe

A challenging experiment with the potential to improve physics’ Standard Model. The Frontiers of the Universe project will prioritize high-impact areas in astrophysics, cosmology (the study of the history of the universe), and particle physics research, with vast potential for new directions and growth.

The Artificial Intelligence Enterprise for Scientific Exploration

An essential tool for empowering and accelerating scientific exploration. With its substantial expertise in computer science and neuroscience, the Weizmann Institute is uniquely qualified to realize the huge potential of AI for the future of scientific discovery.

European Committee


Bitten and thoroughly infected with the bug without a cure, I started my Weizmann career – and it is a career – with a visit to the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1967 with my parents. Then again, in 1985 with my wife.

In 1999, I was asked to join the Board of Governors. From there, I went on to join the Executive Board in 2000 and was appointed Vice Chair of the Executive Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2002.

In 2008, I joined the Management Committee and received a PhD Honoris Causa. That same year I became Vice Chair of the International Board, which I am still to this day.

Following the death of Maurice Dwek of blessed memory, whose very big shoes I have tried to fill, I became Chairman of the European Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science (ECWIS) in 2013. Together with the wonderful ECWIS team including Zohar, Hadar, Shira, Larisa and Roberta, Nina B., Alexandra, and Nina V., we are working to friend raise throughout the European continent and have created 13 Societies of Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science throughout Europe.

We are especially proud to be organizing the Global Gathering 2022, which will take place between 22 – 25 May 2022 in Switzerland.

Bob Drake, Chair of ECWIS and Vice Chair of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science

Bob Drake

Chair of ECWIS, and
Vice Chair of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science


Building the machines of the future

“The field of quantum computing is booming”
When most of us hear the word “quantum,” our minds conjure up images of a futuristic world of science fiction. But what exactly is quantum computing and how will the imminent quantum era change the face of humankind and the technologies on which we so heavily depend? We are all familiar with (to varying

2 May, 2022

The science of secrecy

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
30 Apr, 2022

Summertime science

What did you do last summer? Seems like a simple enough question. But for students from underrepresented sectors of Israeli society

Science for the Benefit
of Humanity

Weizmann Young European Network

Creating Lasting Social Impact

Networking with inspiring peers, learning about cutting-edge science and supporting exceptional research at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, our members have set a course enabling curiosity lead the way to scientific discovery, for the benefit of humanity.

If you share our passion and would like to learn more about how to become a member of our network, please contact us and let us know what drives you!

Be remembered as someone who made a difference

Make a Difference – Leave a Legacy

By leaving a gift in your will to Weizmann you will allow scientists at the Weizmann Institute to continue their ground breaking research. It is a wonderful way for us to support the work of our scientists. A legacy can help you ensure that long into the future you will have played your part in allowing countless ground-breaking scientific discoveries to be made for the benefit of humanity.

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