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Purpose & Achievements

Advancing Technology

In 1954, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers built Israel’s first computer – one of the first in the world. In the ’70s, a Weizmann cryptographer co-developed the algorithm that makes today’s online transactions secure.

Recently, an Institute scientist created a DNA-based biological computer so tiny that a trillion can fit in a drop of water. These milestones are more than Institute achievements; they’re a time line of technology’s evolution.

Weizmann scientists also developed the technology behind light-sensitive eyeglasses and windshields; are working toward next-generation computers via quantum electronics; creating artificial vision and image-recognition systems; and are using technology to improve security, such as a program that safety-checks complex systems ranging from nuclear reactors to spacecraft.

Weizmann by the Numbers

  • In 1954, we built the first computer in Israel – one of the first in the world

  • We used DNA to create the world’s smallest computer: one trillion fit in one drop of water

  • Shafi Goldwasser: second woman in history and third Weizmann scientist to win the Turing Award



    The Age of Screen Enlightenment

    ​A collaborative study of a key property of light may help double screen luminescence

    The Quantum Twisting Microscope: A New Lens on Quantum Materials

    A clever take on the science of twistronics offers new ways of exploring quantum phenomena

    Keeping quantum computing honest

    Prof. Thomas Vidick is using complexity theory to test and verify quantum phenomena

    From theory to (better) experiments

    The applied mathematics research of Dr. Boris Landa

    Canary in the data mine

    Computer scientists use complexity to improve data security

    Guardians of the logic gates

    Weizmann researchers develop Israel’s first quantum computer