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Sciences Division

About the Sciences Division

The Academy’s Sciences Division currently consists of 67 leading researchers in the fields of biology, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences, physics, life sciences, geology, and medicine.

High Energy Physics - Israel & CERN

The European Particle Laboratory (CERN), located in Geneva, Switzerland, is the leading laboratory worldwide for the study of quantum particles. After close to 25 years of participation as an observer state, Israel became a full member in 2014, with an official ceremony in which the Israeli flag was raised held on January 15, 2014.

Synchrotron Radiation

Negotiations conducted by the Academy were instrumental in Israel’s joining the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, as an associate member in 1999. Membership was extended in 2013 for five more years. 

Forum of Young Researchers in the Natural Sciences

The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities decided in 2016 to establish a Young Researchers Forum in the Natural Sciences.

Flora and Fauna of Israel

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Natural History Collections

The Academy recognizes the importance of biological collections and promotes the activity and national funding of collections of Israeli flora and fauna at Israel’s research universities. These collections are concentrated mainly at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University.


The Bioethics Advisory Committee explores ethical, legal aspects and social issues from the world of biology, in particular issues related to the human genome project and the post-genome age and genetics. The Committee began operating in 1996. The Committee's role to follow events in Israel and abroad, report to the Academy and to advise her on various topics in the field.

Environmental Research

The Israel Academy of Sciences recognizes the importance of research in the field of Environmental Research. Concerned about the progressive deterioration of Israel’s environment and the lack of sufficient professionally trained environmental scientists to meet the challenge, the Israel Academy established an Advisory Committee on Environmental Research, chaired by Prof. Ilan Chet of the Hebrew University, to study the problem.

Past Projects

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