Which Israeli University Has Produced 3 Nobel Prizes?
Technion Professor Awarded The 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Professor Dan Shechtman of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of quasicrystals.
Professor Dan Shechtman of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The Technion is now home to three of the five Israelis in the country's history to be awarded the Nobel Prize in science.
Prof. Shechtman won the award for his discovery of quasicrystals – an entirely new form of matter. The discovery has important implications for the development of high-strength, low-friction surfaces and thin quasicrystalline film with unique thermal and electrical transport properties.
Professor Shechtman joins Technion Professors Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover, who won the prize in chemistry in 2004 for their discovery of Ubiquitin.
How the American Technion Society Helped
The American Technion Society provides critical support to Technion faculties and projects. Here are some of the ways the ATS contributed to Prof. Shechtman's work specifically:
The American Technion Society Philadelphia Chapter
supported the Center for the Study of New Concepts in Materials Science and
Technology, founded and directed by Prof. Shechtman, as well as the Louis
Edelstein Center for the Investigation of Materials with Quasi-Periodic
ATS Women’s Division
member Clara Reiss of New York provided additional major funding for Prof.
New England Region recognized him with the 1988 New England Academic Award of the Technion, established to help young faculty.
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