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Famous Scientists from Israel

Updated June 14, 2019 12.9k views41 items

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

    Ada Yonath

    Age: 81

    BirthplaceMandatory Palestine

    Ada E. Yonath (Hebrew: עדה יונת‎, pronounced [ˈada joˈnat]) (born 22 June 1939) is an Israeli... more
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    Adin Steinsaltz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    BirthplaceJerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

    Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz or Adin Even Yisrael is a teacher, philosopher, social critic, and... more
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    Aharon Barak is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    BirthplaceKaunas, Lithuania

    Aharon Barak (Hebrew: אהרן ברק, born Erik Brick, 16 September 1936) is a Professor of Law at... 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)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Aharon Dolgopolsky (Hebrew: אהרון דולגופולסקי‎, Russian: Арон Борисович Долгопольский; 18... more
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    Amos Tversky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    Amos Tversky

    Dec. at 59 (1937-1996)

    BirthplaceHaifa, Israel

    Amos Nathan Tversky (Hebrew: עמוס טברסקי‎; March 16, 1937 – June 2, 1996) was a cognitive and... more
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    Amotz Zahavi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    BirthplacePetah Tikva, Israel

    Amotz Zahavi (Hebrew: אמוץ זהבי‎) (August 14, 1928 – May 12, 2017) was an Israeli evolutionary... more
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    Andrei Broder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
    Andrei Zary Broder (Hebrew: אנדרי זרי ברודר‎) is a distinguished scientist at Google.... more
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    Anita Shapira is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    Anita Shapira (Hebrew: אניטה שפירא‎, born 1940) is an Israeli historian. She is the founder of... more
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    Asher Peres is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    Asher Peres

    Dec. at 71 (1934-2005)

    BirthplaceBeaulieu-sur-Dordogne, France

    Asher Peres (Hebrew: אשר פרס‎; January 30, 1934 – January 1, 2005) was an Israeli physicist,... more
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    Chaim Weizmann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    Chaim Weizmann

    Dec. at 78 (1874-1952)

    BirthplaceMotal, Belarus

    Chaim Azriel Weizmann (Hebrew: חיים עזריאל ויצמן Hayyim Azri'el Vaytsman, Russian: Хаим... 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 (1926-1979) was an Israeli scientist who helped develop the country's... more
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    Dan Boneh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    Dan Boneh

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceIsrael

    Dan Boneh (; Hebrew: דן בונה‎) is a professor in applied cryptography and computer security at... more
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    Dan Shechtman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel

    Dan Shechtman (Hebrew: דן שכטמן; born January 24, 1941) is the Philip Tobias Professor of... more
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    Daniel Kahneman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    Daniel Kahneman

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel

    Daniel Kahneman (; Hebrew: דניאל כהנמן‎; born March 5, 1934) is an Israeli-American... 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 Herbert Samuel, 3rd Viscount Samuel OBE (Hebrew: דוד הרברט סמואל‎; 8 July 1922 – 7... more
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    Doron Zeilberger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    BirthplaceHaifa, Israel

    Doron Zeilberger (דורון ציילברגר, born 2 July 1950 in Haifa, Israel) is an Israeli... more
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    Ehud Adiv is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    Ehud Adiv

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceGan Shmuel, Israel

    Ehud "Udi" Adiv (Hebrew: אהוד "אודי" אדיב) (born June 21, 1946) is an Israeli political... more
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    Eleazar Sukenik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    Eleazar Sukenik

    Dec. at 64 (1889-1953)

    BirthplaceBiałystok, Poland

    Eleazar Lipa Sukenik (12 August 1889, in Białystok – 28 February 1953, in Jerusalem) was an... more
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    Eliezer Jaffe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel
    Eliezer David Jaffe (Hebrew: אליעזר דוד יפה‎) (10 November 1933 – 25 May 2017) was an Israeli... more
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    Ephraim Katzir is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    Ephraim Katzir

    Dec. at 93 (1916-2009)

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian SSR

    Ephraim Katzir (Hebrew: אפרים קציר Efrayim Katsir; 16 May 1916 – 30 May 2009) was an Israeli... more
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    Eva Jablonka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    Eva Jablonka

    Age: 68

    BirthplacePoland

    Eva Jablonka (Hebrew: חווה יבלונקה‎) (born 1952) is an Israeli theorist and geneticist, known... more
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    Gad Barzilai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    BirthplaceIsrael

    Gad Barzilai (Hebrew: גד ברזילי; born 1958) is a full professor of law, political science and... 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... more
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    Joseph Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from Israel

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Joseph Bernstein (sometimes spelled I. N. Bernshtein; Hebrew: יוס(י)ף נאומוביץ ברנשטיין‎;... more
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