The scorned scientist who became a Nobel laureate

During paramilitary training at his Israeli high school, Danny Shechtman was usually the first to jump on the barbed wire blocking the students' path as they ran through a field. "Everybody steps on you and then you try to shake yourself loose and run after them," the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology professor related to ISRAEL21c at a Jerusalem press conference on … [Read more...]

Technion Scientist Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Distinguished Professor Dan Shechtman of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, it was announced today. The Technion is now home to three of the four Israelis in the country's history to be awarded the Nobel Prize in science.   Prof. Shechtman, of the Technion Department of Materials Engineering, won the award for his … [Read more...]