Astrophysics in Israel
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities appointed a committee to consider the current situation of astrophysics in Israel and to recommend its course for the future. We found that astrophysics in Israel is facing a difficult time. Even today the astrophysics community, although active and with a good international reputation, is undermanned, under-funded, and under-equipped by comparison with other countries. This will only get worse as the current trend toward big projects and large telescopes continues. We conclude: if Israel is to maintain its standing in astrophysics it will need a significant increase in level of support and in scope of activity.
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