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Alexander Levitzki

Alexander Levitzki

DIRECTOR 1998-2001
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Professor Levitzki is a professor at the Department of Biological Chemistry at the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His work has led to ,

Levitzki’s research has led to understanding of cancer, development of potent anti-cancer drugs and successful therapy in treating leukemia patients. In 1990, he was awarded the Israel Prize in life sciences, and in 2005, he was awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine for "pioneering signal transduction therapy and for developing tyrosine kinase inhibitors as effective agents against cancer and a range of other diseases". 

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Havi Dreifuss

Havi Dreifuss

Tel – Aviv University
Department of Jewish History
Prof. Havi Dreifuss is a historian of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe at the Department of Jewish History at Tel – Aviv University. For years Prof.
Aryeh Dvoretzky (deceased)

Aryeh Dvoretzky (deceased)

DIRECTOR 1975-1985
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Professor Aryeh Dvoretzky was the founder and first Academic Director of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. He passed away in 2008.

At The Hebrew University, Dvoretzky was Dean of the Faculty of Science and a Vice-President. He is best known for his work in functional analysis, statistics and probability. He received the Israel Prize for Exact Sciences in 1973. Later he was elected President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and President of the Israel Academy of Sciences, of which he was one of the founding members.

Dvoretzky was very active and influential in public life, serving as Chief Scientist for the Ministry of Defense, chairing many committees, and rendering official and unofficial advice. He was a member of the editorial board of the Israel Journal of Mathematics since its foundation in 1963, and of its predecessor, the Bulletin of the Research Council of Israel.

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Hanoch Gutfreund

Hanoch Gutfreund

DIRECTOR 1989-1990
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Professor Gutfreund is the director of the Einstein Center at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is the University's appointee responsible for Albert Einstein's intellectual property. He heads the executive committee of the Israel Science Foundation and is the chairperson of the "Basha'ar – Academic Community for Israeli Society" association.

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Ran Hassin

Ran Hassin

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Faculty of Social Sciences
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" src="/profiles/openscholar/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">Professor Ran Hassin is currently a member of the Psychology Department The Hebrew University and the Center for the Study of Rationality, and the editor of Oxford University Press’s Social Cognition and Social Neuroscience book series. He is interested in understanding the capabilities of unconscious processes, and in using this knowledge, gain insights into the functions of consciousness. 

2019-2020 Fellow: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Consciousness: an Interdisciplinary Approach to a Perennial Puzzle

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Yitzhak Hen

Chair of Board of Directors
Professor at the Department of History
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Professor Yitzhak Hen is a historian of the early medieval West.

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His particular interest is in the intellectual and religious culture of the post-Roman Barbarian kingdoms of Western Europe. Part of his research is dedicated to the examination of early medieval manuscripts, and to the study of early medieval liturgy in its cultural, social and religious context.


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