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List of notable or famous scientists from Israel, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Israel and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Israel. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Israeli scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Israel is included when available.

List features people like Daniel Kahneman and Liviu Librescu.

This historic scientists from Israel list can help answer the questions "Who are some Israeli scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Israel?" These prominent scientists of Israel may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Israeli scientists.

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Ada Yonath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 79
Ada E. Yonath is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. She is the current director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for ...more
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Adin Steinsaltz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 82
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz or Adin Even Yisrael is a teacher, philosopher, social critic, and spiritual mentor, who has been hailed by Time magazine as a "once-in-a-millennium scholar". He ...more
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Aharon Barak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 82
Aharon Barak is a Professor of Law at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and a lecturer in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Yale Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, ...more
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Aharon Dolgopolsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Aharon Dolgopolsky Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)
Aharon Dolgopolsky was a Russian-Israeli linguist and one of the modern founders of comparative Nostratic linguistics. Born in Moscow, he arrived at the long-forgotten Nostratic hypothesis in ...more
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Amos Tversky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Dec. at 59 (1937-1996)
Amos Nathan Tversky was a cognitive and mathematical psychologist, a student of cognitive science, a collaborator of Daniel Kahneman, and a figure in the discovery of systematic human cognitive ...more
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Amotz Zahavi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 91
Amotz Zahavi is an Israeli evolutionary biologist, a Professor Emeritus at the Zoology Department of Tel Aviv University, and one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Nature in ...more
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Andrei Broder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Andrei Zary Broder is a Distinguished Scientist at Google. Previously he was a Research Fellow and Vice President of Computational Advertising for Yahoo!. Prior to Yahoo he worked for AltaVista ...more
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Anita Shapira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 79
Anita Shapira is an Israeli historian. She is the founder of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies, Emerita Professor of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University and former head of the ...more
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Asher Peres is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Dec. at 71 (1934-2005)
Asher Peres was an Israeli physicist, considered a pioneer in quantum information theory, as well as the connections between quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity. According to his ...more
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Chaim Weizmann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Dec. at 78 (1874-1952)
Chaim Azriel Weizmann was a Zionist leader and Israeli statesman who served as President of the Zionist Organization and later as the first President of Israel. He was elected on 16 February ...more
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Dahlia Gredinger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Dahlia Gredinger Dec. at 53 (1926-1979)
Dahlia Greidinger was an Israeli scientist who helped develop the country's chemical industry.
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Dan Boneh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 50
Dan Boneh is a researcher in applied cryptography and computer security. He is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He teaches three massive open ...more
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Dan Shechtman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 78
Dan Shechtman is the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an Associate of the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, and Professor ...more
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Daniel Kahneman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 85
Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 ...more
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David Samuel, 3rd Viscount Sam... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
David Samuel, 3rd Viscount Samuel Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)
David Hebert Samuel, 3rd Viscount Samuel OBE was an Anglo-Israeli chemist and neurobiologist. Samuel was the son of Edwin Samuel, 2nd Viscount Samuel, and the grandson of Herbert Samuel, 1st ...more
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Doron Zeilberger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 68
Doron Zeilberger is an Israeli mathematician, known for his work in combinatorics.
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Ehud Adiv is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Ehud Adiv age 73
Ehud "Udi" Adiv is an Israeli political activist convicted of spying for Syria.
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Eleazar Sukenik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Dec. at 64 (1889-1953)
Eleazar Lipa Sukenik was an Israeli archaeologist and professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In Israel his first name is popularly known as "Eliezer". Having arrived in ...more
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Eliezer Jaffe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 85
Eliezer David Jaffe is an Israeli social work researcher and teacher and advocate of philanthropy and non-profit management. He is Professor Emeritus at The Hebrew University's Paul Baerwald ...more
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Ephraim Katzir is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Dec. at 93 (1916-2009)
Ephraim Katzir was an Israeli biophysicist and former Israeli Labor Party politician. He was the fourth President of Israel from 1973 until 1978.
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Eva Jablonka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Eva Jablonka age 67
Eva Jablonka is a Polish-Israeli theorist and geneticist, known especially for her interest in epigenetic inheritance. Born in 1952 in Poland, she emigrated to Israel in 1957. She is a professor ...more
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Gad Barzilai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 61
Gad Barzilai is a full professor of law, political science and international studies, famous for his work on the politics of law, comparative law and politics, human rights and communities. ...more
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Giora Ram is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
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Hanina Ben-Menahem is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
Hanina Ben-Menahem
Hanina Ben-Menahem is an Oxford trained scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who specializes in Jewish law. Ben-Menahem is critical of the legal positivist approach that dominates ...more
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Joseph Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
age 73
Joseph Bernstein is an Israeli mathematician working at Tel Aviv University. He works in algebraic geometry, representation theory, and number theory.