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Welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 About the Rothschild Fellowships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 About Yad Hanadiv.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 About Academic Excellence.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Committee Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Rothschild Fellows 2020/2021. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Dear Fellows, It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the ‘family’ of over 750 Rothschild Fellows. Unfortunately, the current global crisis surrounding the Coronavirus prevents us from bringing you together before you set off for postdoctoral studies. In the following pages you will nevertheless be able to learn about your colleagues. We encourage you to reach out to past and present Rothschild Fellows who have a connection to your discipline, your home university, or your academic destination for the coming years. The support you can offer one another is an important benefit of the Fellowship. The Rothschild Fellowship is one of Yad Hanadiv’s flagship programmes in support of academia in Israel. Our continued support stems from our conviction as to the importance of future scientific inquiry, carried out at the highest international standards, for the development of Israel. The current crisis only reinforces this conviction. The Rothschild Fellowship Programme affords us an annual opportunity to meet extraordinary young scholars, each with the potential to transform his or her field, and perhaps the world around us. The ability to sustain top quality research in Israel can never be taken for granted. It depends on committed scholars such as yourselves building careers in Israel’s universities. Developing Science to its full potential in this small country also requires a continuously engaged and collaborative scientific community. We are proud of the active and integral part that so many past Rothschild Fellows play. Experience of four decades of Rothschild Fellowships convinces us that your path is likely to be an exciting and important one. We look forward to following your academic journey and are grateful for the opportunity to be involved.

Ariel Weiss Chief Executive Yad Hanadiv


Dr Asher Ragen Programme Director Academic Excellence

Rothschild Fellows 2020

ABOUT THE ROTHSCHILD FELLOWSHIPS The Rothschild Fellowship programme was established to help young scholars of outstanding academic merit and potential advance in their respective fields. The first group of Fellows was selected for the 1979/1980 academic year. Nine fellowships were awarded in that first round. The first Selection Committee was chaired by Sir Isaiah Berlin. Subsequent Committee chairs have included Aryeh Dvoretzky (former head of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities), Hillel Furstenberg, David Kazhdan, David Shulman and Peter Jelavich. In 1997 the programme was divided into two categories, Rothschild Fellowships in the Natural, Exact and Life Sciences and Engineering (NELS) and Rothschild Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HS). The current Chair of NELS is Professor Marc Feldman (Stanford University); Professor Anthony Grafton (Princeton University) chairs the Committee for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Over 750 Fellowships have been awarded to date. The majority of fellows have pursued their academic careers in Israel, with many going on to become leading figures in their fields. Fellows can be found in positions of academic leadership in Israel, including as university presidents, vice presidents and rectors. (A complete list of past fellows can be found on page 17.) Up to 14 Rothschild Fellowships are awarded each year in Sciences and Engineering and up to nine in Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2016/2017, for the first time, a Dual Location Fellowship was awarded, affording a candidate with limited ability to relocate for a year or more, the option of spending 12 months abroad over a three-year period. In 2012 Yad Hanadiv initiated a tradition of Rothschild Fellows Colloquia. A colloquium takes place every three years bringing together the most recent three cohorts of Rothschild Fellows, many of whom are still pursuing postdoctoral studies. It is an opportunity for fellows to meet colleagues and present their work to senior academics in Israel. The next Colloquium, scheduled for 2021, will include the cohorts of 2017, 2018 and 2019.


Rothschild Fellows 2020

ABOUT YAD HANADIV Yad Hanadiv is dedicated to creating resources for advancing Israel as a healthy, vibrant, democratic society, committed to Jewish values and equal opportunity for the benefit of all its inhabitants, carrying forward the philanthropic tradition of the Rothschild family. Yad Hanadiv maintains a modest public profile and traditionally refrains from publicizing its grants. Among better known projects are the construction of Israel’s Knesset (1966) and Supreme Court (1992) buildings, the establishment of Educational Television (1966), the Centre for Educational Technology (1971) and the Open University of Israel (1974). Current activity focuses on four core programme areas: Academic Excellence, Education, Environment and Arab Community. The Foundation is also responsible for operating Ramat Hanadiv, a 1,000-acre nature park and memorial garden, and is collaborating with the National Library of Israel towards its renewal as a 21st century hub for on-site and online activity in a fitting and sustainable home.


Rothschild Fellows 2020

ABOUT ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Supporting international-calibre research in Israel by investing in outstanding young scholars and promising fields Funding world-class research in Israel has been a mainstay of Yad Hanadiv’s philanthropy for decades. It has been directed towards enabling young scholars to spend time at top institutions abroad through the flagship Rothschild postdoctoral Fellowships and to bringing leading foreign scholars to Israel through the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. Yad Hanadiv is supporting Precision Medicine research in Israel, primarily through the Israel Partnership for Precision Medicine – operated by the Israel Science Foundation. This programme aims to advance Precision Medicine infrastructure and research in Israel through the sharing of clinical data, large-scale collection and analysis of genomic and other molecular data, and basic research projects that bring together researchers from clinical and university settings. Yad Hanadiv also supports research and teaching in the Humanities and has promoted a strategic approach to faculty recruitment by university leadership. The Foundation is currently seeking to broaden opportunities to expose university students to the intellectual wealth of the Humanities. The Rothschild Prizes have been awarded to recognize exceptional scholarship since 1959.


Rothschild Fellows 2020

COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2020/2021 Rothschild Fellowships in the Natural, Exact and Life Sciences, and Engineering Chair: Prof. Marcus Feldman (Ecology, Stanford University) Prof. Sylvain Cappell (Mathematics, New York University) Prof. Barbara Grosz (Computer Science, Harvard University) Prof. Ilan Marek (Chemistry, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology) Prof. Yigal Meir (Physics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev) Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro (Physiology, Tel Aviv University) Prof. Howard Stone (Engineering, Princeton University) Rothschild Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences Chair Prof. Anthony Grafton (History, Princeton University) Prof. Marlene Behrmann (Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University) Prof. Michal Biran (Institute of Asian and African Studies, The Hebrew University) Prof. Danny Fox (Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Prof. Edward (Ted) Fram (Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Prof. Ron Harris (Law, Tel Aviv University) Prof. David Schloen (Archaeology, University of Chicago) Prof. Miriav Eliav-Feldon* (History, Tel Aviv University) Prof. Zeev Weiss* (Archaeology)

* Professors Eliav-Feldon and Weiss kindly replaced Committee Members unable to participate in the interviews of Fellows owing to the Coronavirus crisis.


Rothschild Fellows 2020



Roy Asor

Shiran Bar

PhD: The Hebrew University of JerusalemÂ

PhD: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Main Field of study:Â Chemistry

Main Field of Study: Genetics

Doctoral Dissertation: Following the Dynamic Structures and Interactions Associated with the Virus Assembly Process

Doctoral Dissertation: Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Study Parental Imprinting and X-Chromosome Inactivation

University Abroad: University of Oxford

University Abroad: Stanford University

Rothschild Fellows 2020

Omer Ben-Porat

Evgeniy Boyko

Michal Eisenberg-Bord

PhD: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

PhD: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

PhD: Weizmann Institute of Science

Main Field of Study: Data Science

Main Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics

Main Field of Study: Cell Biology

Doctoral Dissertation: Strategic Behavior in Prediction and Recommendation University Abroad: Harvard University


Doctoral Dissertation: Non-Uniform Electroosmotic Flow in Rigid and Elastic Microfluidic Configurations

Doctoral Dissertation: Uncovering New Determinants of Organelle Communication through Contact-Sites

University Abroad: Princeton University

University Abroad: University of Cambridge

Rothschild Fellows 2020

Tzilla Eshel

Daniel Fuks

Amir Gilad

PhD: University of Haifa

PhD: Bar-Ilan University

Main Field of Study: Archaeology

Main Field of Study: Archaeobotany

PhD: Weizmann Institute of Science

Doctoral Dissertation: Silver in the Southern Levant in the Bronze and Iron Ages: Changes in Usage, Availability, Ore Sources and Environmental Effects

Doctoral Dissertation: Climate Change, Clash of Civilizations, and Collapse: Archaeobotanical Reconstruction of the Byzantine-Islamic Transition in the Negev

University Abroad: University of California, San Diego

University Abroad: University of Cambridge

Main Field of Study: Immunology and Computational Biology Doctoral Dissertation: Reconstruction of Temporally and SpatiallyResolved Immune Complexes and Their Cell-Cell Communication with Novel Single Cell Technologies University Abroad: Utrecht University


Rothschild Fellows 2020

Itay Glazer

Moshe Glickman

Ore Gottlieb

PhD: Weizmann Institute of Science

PhD: Tel Aviv University

PhD: Tel Aviv University

Main Field of Study: Computational Psychology

Main Field of Study: High Energy Astrophysics

Doctoral Dissertation: Normative Mechanisms and Choice Biases in DecisionMaking

Doctoral Dissertation: GRBs: Jet Evolution and Cocoon Emission

Main Field of Study: Mathematics Doctoral Dissertation: On Singularity Properties of Convolutions of Algebraic Morphisms and Applications to Probabilistic Waring Type Problems University Abroad: Northwestern University itayglazer@gmail.comÂ


University Abroad: University College London (UCL)

University Abroad: Northwestern University

Rothschild Fellows 2020

Ori Green

Guy Hetzroni

Or Katz

PhD: Tel Aviv University

PhD: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

PhD: Weizmann Institute of Science

Main Field of Study: Philosophy of Science

Main Field of Study: Physics

Doctoral Dissertation: The Quantum Phase and Quantum Reality

Doctoral Dissertation: Coherent and Collective Phenomena in Dense Spin Gases

Main Field of Study: Organic Chemistry Doctoral Dissertation: Rational Design of Chemiluminescent Probes for Bioimaging University Abroad: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich


University Abroad: Utrecht University

University Abroad: Duke University

Rothschild Fellows 2020

Shira Landau

Orit Malka

Hanan Mazeh

PhD: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

PhD: Tel Aviv University

PhD: Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Main Field of Study: Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Dissertation: A Biophysical Understanding of Vascular Morphogenesis within Engineered Tissues University Abroad: University of Toronto

Main Field of Study: Law Doctoral Dissertation: A Set of Witnesses: Testimony and Political Thought in Tannaitic Law University Abroad: Stanford University

Main Field of Study: Jewish History Doctoral Dissertation: Tractate Demai of the Palestinian Talmud: Interpretation, Halakha and Social Dynamics in the Amoraic Period. University Abroad: Yale University


Rothschild Fellows 2020

Yael Millgram

Yitzhak (Itzik) Norman

Yair Segev

PhD: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

PhD: Weizmann Institute of Science

PhD: Weizmann Institute of Science

Main Field of Study: Clinical Psychology

Main Field of Study: Neurobiology

Main Field of Study: Chemical Physics

Doctoral Dissertation: Emotion Goals in Depression

Doctoral Dissertation: The Cortical-Hippocampal Interplay during Free Recall of Episodic Memories in Humans

Doctoral Dissertation: Collision-Based Cooling towards a Molecular BEC

University Abroad: To be decided

University Abroad: University of California, San Francisco, Weill Institute for Neuroscience


University Abroad: To be decided yairsegev@gmail.comÂ

Rothschild Fellows 2020

Roni Shafir

Roei Tell

Danna Titelboim

PhD: Tel Aviv University

PhD: Weizmann Institute of Science

PhD: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Main Field of Study: Theoretical Computer Science

Main Field of Study: Geology and Environmental Sciences

Doctoral Dissertation: Classical and Quantified Derandomization of Randomized Algorithms, and its Interplay with Lower Bounds

Doctoral Dissertation: Benthic Foraminifera as a Model for Understanding the Effect of Future Seawater Temperature and Salinity Increase on Shallow Water Marine Benthic Ecosystems

Main Field of Study: Social and Affective Neuroscience Doctoral Dissertation: The Role of Expectations in Emotion Regulation University Abroad: To be decided

University Abroad: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University Abroad: University of Bristol


Rothschild Fellows 2020

Aviram Uri

Ayelet Julie Uzan

Ariella Weinberg-Shukron

PhD: Weizmann Institute of Science

PhD: Weizmann Institute of Science

PhD: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Main Field of Study: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Main Field of Study: Physics

Main Field of Study: Human Genetics

Doctoral Dissertation: From Gases to Solids: Resolving Attosecond Electron Dynamics via High Harmonic Generation Spectroscopy

Doctoral Dissertation: Elucidating the Genetic Basis of Monogenic Endocrine Disorders in Consanguineous Families

Doctoral Dissertation: Nanoscale Imaging of Quantum Hall Edge Currents in Graphene Based Systems University Abroad: Massachusetts Institute of Technology


University Abroad: Princeton University

University Abroad: University of Cambridge

Rothschild Fellows 2020

Maya Yablonski

Or Zamir

PhD: Bar-Ilan University

PhD: Tel Aviv University

Main Field of Study: Cognitive Neuroscience

Main Field of Study: Theoretical Computer Science

Doctoral Dissertation: Neural Pathways of Morphological Processing University Abroad: Stanford University

Doctoral Dissertation: Algorithms for the SAT Problem University Abroad: Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University


Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019 1979

Joseph Kostiner Middle Eastern History

Lester Shulman Biology

Tsevi Mazeh Astronomy

Mina Teicher Mathematics

Ilana Nathan Medicine

Moshe Tur Electrical Engineering

Yehuda Shiran Mechanical Engineering

Marius Ungarish Computer Sciences

Eitan Tadmor Mathematics

Leah Yogev Biology

Eilon Vaadia Biomedical Engineering



Meir Bar-Asher Language & Literature

Joseph Almog Logic

Itamar Barnea Psychology

Lili Anglister Biochemistry

David Bensimon Physics

Cila Blatt Biology

Yitzhak (Tsahi) Birk Electrical Engineering

Zvi Elgat Engineering

Sammy Boussiba Biology

Deborah Gera Classical Studies

Moshe Deutsch Physics

Avi Hasner Medicine

Yoram Erder History

Yael Ilan Industrial Engineering

Joshua Idar Education

Itzhak Glass Neuroscience

Arnon Rolnick Psychology

Boaz Lazar Oceanography

Avishai Henik Psychology

Miri Rubin-Ungar History

L. Maisels-Navon Sociology & Anthropology

Yael Ilan Industrial Engineering

Amnon Schwartz Agriculture

Abraham Nowersztern Language & Literature

Arye Juhasz Mathematics

Itzhak Shperling Electrical Engineering

Jacob Pe’er Medicine

Chaim Benjamini Environmental Sciences Richard Flantz Language & Literature Ehud Heyman Electrical Engineering Yonatan (Yoni) Malachi Electrical Engineering Amihai (Ami) Mazar Archaeology Ely Merzbach Mathematics Arye Nehorai Electrical Engineering Mordechai Perl Mechanical Engineering Aviezer Ravitzky Jewish Philosophy Ariel Rubinstein Economics 1980 Aaron Ben-Zeev Philosophy Ofer Binah Medicine Alfred Bruckstein Computer Sciences


Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Vladimir Privman Physics

Moshe Sidi Electrical Engineering

Raz Yirmiya Psychobiology

Zvi Safra Economics

Amri Wandel Physics

Constantin Zuckerman History

Shaul Stampfer History

Joseph Zeira Economics


Baruch Vainas Chemistry


Reuven Amitai History


Yuti Charnajovsky Biology

E. Avraham Immunology

Amihood Amir Computer Sciences

David Chitayat Medicine

Yair Be’ery Electrical Engineering

Doron Aurbach Chemistry

Zohar Eitan Musicology

Jehoshua Bruck Electrical Engineering

Reuven Avi-Yonah History

Yariv Ephraim Electrical Engineering

Miriam Constantini-Souroujon Biochemistry

Menachem Ben-Sasson History

Haim Gamliel Medicine

Michal Ephratt Language & Literature

Y. Cohen Philosophy

Yoram Kapulnik Agriculture

Dan Eshel Chemistry

Yigal Elad Plant Sciences

Aviad Kleinberg History

Aharon (Ronnie) Friedman Immunology

Michael Lecker History

Marc Hirshman Jewish Philosophy and Thought

Reuven Gepstein Medicine

Emil Levy Chemistry

Dan Haran Mathematics

Naphtali Rishe Computer Sciences

Jeffrey Macy Political Science

Luis Roniger Sociology

Ronit Nativ Hydrology

Adam Schneeweiss Medicine

Roman Pyrzak Agriculture

Moshe Szyf Biochemistry

Baruch Rinkevich Zoology

Ram Yahalom Physics


Joseph Holoshitz Medicine Ofer Lahav Physics Dan Levy Physics Israel Nur Agriculture Haim Omer Psychology David Satran Jewish Philosophy and Thought

Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Yizhar Tal Law Anthony J. Weiss Electrical Engineering Arieh Wishkovsky Immunology 1986 Aharon Agranat Physics Gadi Algazi History Yehuda Assaraf Microbiology Arnon Avron Computer Sciences Michal Gadot Agriculture Tali Haran Chemistry Moshe Idan Aeronautical Engineering Miriam Leurer Physics Joseph Mali History Shulamit Manulis Plant Sciences Yoram Reich Civil Engineering

1987 Shmuel Ben Zvi Economics Yonatan Elkind Agriculture Raisa Epstein Mathematics Alexander Feinstein Physics Yizhar Hirschfeld Archaeology Oscar Levin Desert Research Meir Lewkowicz Physics Ofer Lider Biology Yitzhak Nakash History Amos Nevo Mathematics Fania Oz History Yossef Raviv Biology Baruch Rosenstein Physics Dror Wahrman History Haim Werner Biology

Boaz Avron Biology Hector Budman Mechanical Engineering Joseph Buxbaum Biology Itzchak Edrei Physics Ariel Halperin Economics Marwan Hassan Physical Geography Amnon Horovitz Biochemistry Israel Knohl Bible Ehud Landau Chemistry Meir Orenstein Chemistry Jaron Rabinovici Medicine Eli Salzberger Law Gabriel Schreiber Medicine Adam Seligman Sociology David Yogev Biology

Zvi Ruder Chemical Engineering

Anat Zadok Biology


Mordechai Shohat Medicine


Chaya Brodie Neurobiology

Michael Silber History

Dekel Amir-Shapira Botany

Dale Frank Biochemistry


Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Eitan Galun Medicine

Raanan Bavli Chemistry

Abdullah Haj-Yehia Pharmacology

Zohar Goshen Law

Yeshayahu Eisenberg Physics

Moshe Kol Chemistry

Eli Jerby Physics

David Engelberg Biochemistry

Avia Rosenhouse-Dantsker Chemistry

Anna Kissin Language & Literature

Lia Ettinger-Peach Biology

Zlil Sela Mathematics

Daphne Koller Computer Sciences

Graham Feingold Physics

Gad Shaulsky Biology

Nadine Mandel Language & Literature

Rafael Perl-Treves Biology

Efrat Shimshoni Physics

Ronen Peretz Mathematics

Itai Shafrir Mathematics

Haim Taitelbaum Physics

Rivka Riven-Kreitman Biochemistry

Nir Shavit Computer Sciences

Ofra Tirosh-Becker Language & Literature

Levi Schachter Electrical Engineering

Ur Shlonsky Language & Literature

Alexander Vardy Electrical Engineering

Aner Shalev Mathematics

Haim Weissman Physics

Dror Zeevi History

Dov Shiffman Biology

Eran Yashiv Economics

Ilan Zisser Mathematics

Tamar Tennenbaum Pharmacology

Eyal Zamir Law


Shimon Weiss Electrical Engineering

Ada Zohar Psychology

Shlomo Berger Materials Engineering

Elnathan Weissert History


Ilan Bloom Electrical Engineering


Radel Ben-Av Physics

Meir Buzaglo Philosophy

Reuven Amitai-Preiss History

David Golomb Physics

Nir Davidson Physics

Roza Azhari Biomedical Engineering

Eitan Gross Physics

Avital Deutsch Psychology

Ronen Basri Computer Sciences

Shay Gueron Mathematics

Eyal Doron Physics


Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Dan Halperin Computer Sciences

Uri Peskin Chemistry

Ofer Mokady Zoology

Amos Lapidoth Electrical Engineering

Andrei Reznikov Mathematics

Benny Reznik Physics

Menashe Levy Pharmacology

Nava Rubin Biology

Dan Sadot Electrical Engineering

Anya Mali Comparative Religion

Eytan Ruppin Computer Sciences

Zvi Wiener Mathematics

Victor Mor-Avi Physics

Guillermo Sapiro Electrical Engineering

Alexander Yakobson History

Michael Polyak Mathematics

Idit Shachar Biochemistry

Gil Yosipovitch Medicine

Yuval Rabani Mathematics

Orit Shaul Plant Genetics

Reuven Zeitak Physics

Yoram Reiter Immunology

Nathan Wasserman History


Snait Tamir Biochemistry

Noam Ziv Biology

Oded Agam Physics

Daphna Vulcan Language & Literature


Naama Barkai Physics


Uri Banin Chemistry

Yair Bartal Computer Sciences

Shimshon Bar-Ad Physics

Hanoch Ben-Yami Philosophy

Michal Ben-Nun Chemistry

Joshua Feinberg Physics

Judith Frommer Electrical Engineering

Michal Biran Inner Asian History

Ruth Feldman Psychology

Dorit Hanein Biology

Ofer Blum Chemistry

Aviv Frommer Physics

Oded Heilbronner History

Ran Canetti Mathematics

Ron Karidi Mathematics

Wayne D. Kaplan Materials Engineering

Larisa Gheber Biochemistry

Lior Klein Physics

Menahem Kister Talmud

Chen Lichtenstein Law

Ariel Orda Electrical Engineering

Assaf Likhovski Law

Erez Petrank Computer Sciences


Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Moshe Portnoy Chemistry

Yuri Pines Asian Studies

Ronit Ricci Indonesian Studies

Ziv Reich Chemistry

Eran Rabani Chemistry

Yehuda Sharf Physics

Lilach Shalev-Mevorach Psychology

Kobi Rosenblum Biology

Miriam Shefer History

Nadav Shnerb Physics

Bilha Segev Physics

Orly Shenker Philosophy

Nir Tessler Electrical Engineering

Elnathan Weissert Assyriology

Amnon Ta-Shma Computer Sciences

Aryeh Zaban Chemistry




Rami Atar Electrical Engineering

Tomer Avidor-Reiss Biochemistry

Merav Ahissar Biology

Roy Bar-Ziv Physics

Andrea Berger Psychology

Uri Alon Physics

Joseph Berkovitz Philosophy

Yoram Betser Electrical Engineering

Gill Barequet Computer Sciences

Avraham Faust Archaeology

Eyal Buks Physics

Shoshana Eitan Biology

Shlomo Gelaki Mathematics

Steve Caplan Immunology

Eyal Goren Mathematics

Isaac Hollander Islamic Studies

Doron Cohen Physics

Yaron Hadari Biology

Eugene Kanzieper Physics

Rafael De-Picciotto Physics

Hanni Inbar Electrical Engineering

Michael Keidar Physics

Alon Efrat Computer Sciences

Alex Kamenev Physics

Noga Kronfeld Zoology

Dan Fuchs Physics

Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir Law

Efrat Lev-Lehman Biochemistry

Ruth Gaunt Psychology

Mordechai Margalit Electrical Engineering

Daniel Lidar Physics

Yuval Harari History

Gil Markovich Chemistry

Yuval Oreg Physics

Idit Keidar Computer Sciences


Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Dror Orgad Physics Yehuda Shalom Mathematics Dina Stein* Language and Literature Shlomo Wagner* Neuroscience Nili Wazana Bible Itzchak Weismann History Ehud Weiss Archaeology Eduardo Zaborowski Physical Chemistry 1999 Avital Bareket-Samish Biology Ehud Behar Physics Yardena Bohbot-Raviv Physical Chemistry Haim Diamant Physics Miriam Dishon-Berkovits Psychology Noam Eliaz Chemical Engineering Yuval Feldman Law Oleg Gang Physics Eyal Ginio Islamic Studies Daniel Gitler* Biology 24

Salit Kark Biology Leeor Kronik Electrical Engineering Omer Reingold* Mathematics Ran Spiegler Economics Benjamin (Benny) Sudakov Mathematics Daniella Talmor-Heller Islamic Studies Guy Tomer Biochemistry Amichay Vardi Chemistry Sima Yaron Food Technology 2000 Yitzhak Benbaji Philosophy Yair Cohen Chemistry Leon Deouell Psychology Alexander Groisman Physics Tamar Juven-Gershon Biology Gilmor Iris Keshet Biochemistry Gila Moalem Taylor Biology Ziad Mussliman Mathematics Eyal Regev* Land of Israel Studies

Andrea Rotstein Classical Studies Elad Schneidman Neurobiology Galili Shahar History Golan Shahar Psychology Avital Shurki Chemistry Aharon Solomon Agriculture Tsvi Tlusty* Physics Vitali Tugarinov Physics 2001 Amiram Ariel Chemistry Gonen Ashkenasy Chemistry Guy Bar-Oz Zooarchaeology Hagit Benbaji Philosophy Alex Braiman Biophysics Alon Chen Biology Kfir Eliaz* Economics Lior Gepstein Medicine Elinor Haddad-Saiegh Linguistics Eran Halperin Computer Sciences

Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Daniel Harries Physical Chemistry

Vladlen Koltun Computer Sciences

Cyrille Joseph Cohen Biotechnology

Gilad Hirschberger Psychology

Yaakov (Koby) Levy Chemistry

Adi Erlich Archaeology

Tal Kenet Biology

Irit Maor Physics

Mark Gandelman Chemistry

Uriel Levy Electrical Engineering

Adia Mendelson-Maoz Literature & Philosophy

Karni Ginzburg Social Work

Ohad Medalia* Chemistry

Ishay Rosen-Zvi Philosophy

Shahal Ilani Physics

Chaim Noy Psychology

Boris Rybtchinski Chemistry

Yosef Jabareen Geography

Ronit Satchi-Fainaro Biology

Maya Schuldiner* Biology

Kinneret Keren Biophysics

Herve Seligmann Zoology

Guy Shakhar Biology

Yonatan Loewenstein Neuroscience

Alexander Soibel (withdrew) Physics

Roded Sharan Computer Sciences

Amos Morris-Reich Jewish Studies

Dahlia Sharon Neurobiology

Roee Ozeri Physics

Rafi Shikler Electrical Engineering

Alon Rosen Computer Sciences


Tsachy Weissman Electrical Engineering

Oren Tal Archaeology

Aharon Blank Chemistry

Tzachi Zamir Philosophy

Vardit Tokatly Language & Literature

Hagai Shmuel Eisenberg Physics

Boaz Zissu Archaeology

Lior Wolf Computer Sciences

Alexander Fantalkin Archaeology


Gitai Yahel Ecology

Eyal Fridman* Agriculture

Omer Angel Mathematics


Yariv Kafri Physics

Shirli Bar-David Zoology

Shiri Artstein* Mathematics

Michael Karayanni Law

Tal Carmon Physics

Samer Banna Electrical Engineering

Daniel Johannes Stoekl Comparative Religion Uzi Vishne Mathematics


Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Smadar Ben-Tabou de Leon Physics Julia Chuzhoy Computer Sciences Oren Cohen Physics Yacov (Koby) Crammer Computer Sciences Micha Drukker Genetics Nirit Dudovitch Physics Ariel Gordon Electrical Engineering Uri Hasson* Neurobiology Dorit Kerret Environmental Studies Anna Kventsel Language & Literature Ruth Mayo Psychology Julia Rubanovich Language & Literature Michael Segal Bible Ester Segal Chemical Engineering David Sprinzak Physics

2005 David Abookasis Electrical Engineering Yaakov Benenson* Computer Science Sheba Bergman Chemistry Alberto Bilenca Electrical Engineering David Biron* Physics Barak Dayan Physics Yuval Ebenstein* Physical Chemistry Micha Fridman Chemistry Inna Gaisler-Salomon Psychology Khalid Ghanayim Law Amir Globerson Brain Science Tamar Herzig* History Oded Hod Chemistry Nadav Katz Physics

Shai Ronen Chemistry Orly Rubinsten Psychology Anelia Somekh-Baruch Electrical Engineering Amos Tanay Computer Sciences 2006 Eran Almagor Classical Studies Guy Bartal Physics Roi Cohen Kadosh Neuropsychology Orr Dunkelman Computer Sciences Ofer Fainaru Medicine Sarel Fleishman* Biochemistry Ran Friedman Biochemistry Gali Golan* Chemistry Badi Hasisi Sociology

Alon Keinan Computer Sciences

Roi Alfred Holzman Marine Biology

Daniel Strasser Physics

Uzi Leibner Archaeology

Beena Kalisky Physics

Iris Visoly-Fisher Chemistry

Shahar Lifshitz Law

Gad Kimmel Computer Sciences

Sharon Zuckerman Archaeology

Roy Luria Psychology

Erez Levanon Medicine


Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Noam Levin Geography

Dubi Kelmer* Mathematics

Liraz Chai Chemistry

David Margulies* Chemistry

Eyal Lubetzky* Mathematics

Alexander Fantalkin Archaeology

Ariel Munitz Pharmacology

Emma Maayan Fanar Art History

Eyal Feigenbaum Electrical Engineering

Ophir MĂźnz-Manor Hebrew Literature

Dvora Namdar Archaeology

Inbal Goshen Psychobiology

Asaf Shapira* Computer Science

Yael Niv* Neural Computation

Yehoshua Granat Hebrew Literature

Yair Shokef (Srebo) Physics

Orit Peleg Barkat Archaeology

Iftach Haitner* Computer Science

Eran Tromer Computer Sciences

Adi Salomon Chemistry

Orr Karrassin Environmental Law

Assaf Yasur-Landau Archaeology

Ilia (Eli) Sloutskin Physics

Tally Kritzman Law


Elly Teman Anthropology

Yaron Lipman Mathematics

Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder Education

Tomer Volansky* Physics

Noam Mizrahi Bible

Roey Jacob Amir Chemistry

Neta Wexler Sal-Man Biochemistry

Izhar Neder Physics

Elizabeta Amir (Golan) Chemistry

Avinoam Zadok Engineering

Asya Rolls Neurobiology

Lilac Amirav Physical Chemistry


Tal Schwartz Physics

Benny Applebaum Computer Sciences

Oded Abt Asian Studies

Tomer Shlomi* Computer Science

Avner (Avi) Fleischer Chemistry

Yael Artzy-Randrup Zoology

Eran Stark Neurobiology

Roi Gazit Immunology

Jonathan Belmaker Ecology

Yaniv Ziv Neurobiology

Liat Goldfarb Psychology

Yuval Birnboim Astrophysics


Yohai Hakak Anthropology

Niv Buchbinder* Computer Science

Alexey Amunts Biochemistry


Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Omri Barak Neurobiology Amir Fink Archaeology Ophira Gamliel Indian Philosophy Dmitry Gourevitch Mathematics Shlomit Greenberg Cognitive Science Vered Halamish Psychology Nadav Kashtan Molecular Biology Netanel Hanan Lindner Physics Naphtali S. Meshel Bible Yana Nec Mathematics Hagai Perets* Physics Ariel Procaccia Computer Sciences Guy Ron Physics Shmuel M. Rubinstein Physics Inon Scharf Zoology Gal Sheppes Psychology Ron Shimelmitz Archaeology Tzahi Weiss Jewish Philosophy and Thought 28

2010 Yael Abadi-Reiss Archaeology Avraham Aizenbud Mathematics Michael Assaf Physics Galit Aviman Japanese Studies Olena Bagno Political Science Haim Belinson Neurobiology Keren Censor* Computer Science Ariel Cohen* Systems Biology Nissim Cohen Public Policy Chen Davidovich Structural Biology Shai Dothan Law Efi Efrati* Physics Orit Gazit International Relations Pavel Ginzburg Electrical Engineering

Ayelet Lesman Biomedical Engineering Elad Paran* Mathematics Guy Polsky Medicine Neta Regev-Rudzki Biochemistry Nir Sapir Ecology Tomer Shechner Psychology 2011 Amitai Abramovitch Psychology Ayala Arad Economics Amir Ariel* Physics Emanuele Dalla Torre Physics Merav Dolev Physics Michael Ebstein Islamic Studies Ayelet Even-Ezra History

Alexander Gumennik Physics

Ofer Firstenberg* Physics

Alon Herschhorn Medicine

Alex Hayat* Electrical Engineering

Boaz Katz* Physics

Amir Ingber Electrical Engineering

Yoav Lahini* Physics

Boaz Keren-Zur* Physics

Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019


Shachar Klaiman Chemistry

Guy Cohen Chemical Physics

Ofir Levy Ecology

Yaniv Fox History

Nimrod Marom Archaeology

Danny Horesh Psychology

Or Meir Computer Sciences

Michal Isaacson Geography

Khitam Muhsen Epidemiology

Salomon Israel Psychology

Dani Neftin Mathematics

Ori Katz Physics

Mical Raz History

Ahmad Masarwa Chemistry

Ram Rivlin Law

Liav Orgad Law

Yoav Sagi Physics

Uri Roll Biology

Schraga Schwartz Biology

Benyamin Rosental Immunology

Adi Stern Biology

Jonathan Rubin History

Hadas Velan Psycholinguistics

Efrat Sheffer Ecology

Roy Ziblat Biochemistry

Omri Tal Philosophy of Biology


Itay Tirosh Computational Biology

Ori Bar-Nur* Genetics

Moran Yassour Computational Biology

Danny Ben-Zvi Systems Biology

Reuven Yeshurun Archaeology

Talya Sadeh Psychology

Jonathan Berant Computer Sciences

Yaara Yeshurun Neurobiology

Adi Sheinfeld Electrical Engineering

Gal Binyamini Mathematics

Yakov (Koby) Yosef* Islamic History

Noam Shemesh* Chemistry & MRI


Oded Berger-Tal Behavioural Ecology David (Dudu) Burstein Life Sciences Ronit Bustin-Drory Information Theory Shoham Choshen-Hillel Psychology Itamar Harel Developmental Biology Yonit Hochberg Particle Physics Leon Jacobowitz-Efron History Ido Kaminer Physics Rabie Khamisy Archaeology Uri Livneh Neurobiology Katy Margulis Chemistry Reshef Meir Computer Sciences Bilha Moor Art History & Islamic Studies Svetlana Natkovich Hebrew Literature Anat Perry Psychology

Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Orr Spiegel Ecology

Lyle Lustigman Linguistics

Ella Striem-Amit Neurobiology

Firas Mawase Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience

Omri Weisman Psychology Judith Weiss Jewish Thought 2014 Shahar Alon Neuroscience Ido Barth Physics Uri Ben-David Biology Nir Bitansky Computer Sciences Uri Davidovich Archaeology Tali Dekel Electrical Engineering Dmitry Faifman Mathematics Michael Gilead Psychology

Elad Noor* Systems Biology Yakir Paz Talmud and Classical Studies Hannah Pollin-Galay Holocaust Studies Doron Puder Mathematics Noga Ron-Zewi Computer Sciences Ori Rottenstreich Computer Networks Hadas Soifer Physics Michal Weitman* Chemistry 2015 Anat Arzi Neurobiology Ranen Aviner Cell Biology

David Golan Statistics

Vadim Axelrod Cognitive Neuroscience

Or Hasson Literature

Avishai Bar Asher Jewish Philosophy and Thought

Eyal Kalanthroff Neuropsychology

Shahar Barbash Neuroscience

Sheera Lerman-Zohar Psychology

Yehonadav Bekenstein NanoScience

Ronit Levine-Schnur Law

Assaf Breska Psychology


Amit Daniely* Computer Sciences Boris Desiatov Applied Physics Raanan Eichler Bible Julie Fadlon Psycholinguistics Erez Freud Cognitive Neuroscience Ofer Fridman* Systems Biology Or Hen* Physics Livnat Jerby-Arnon Computational Biology Anatoly Khina Electrical Engineering Michal Levo Computational Biology Itay Marienberg-Milikowsky Hebrew Literature Naama Mayseless Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Merav Parter Computer Sciences Sivan Refaely-Abramson Computational Materials Science Jonathan Ruhman* Physics Yotam Soreq Particle Physics Avishay Tal* Computer Sciences Ran Tessler* Mathematics

Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

Amit Tubi Geography Yaara Zisman-Ilani Psychology 2016 Rotem Ben-Hamo Computational Biology Reut Avinun Behavioural Sciences Yuval Baum Condensed Matter Physics Rivka Bekenstein Physics Chaim Even Zohar Mathematics Arseny Finkelstein Neuroscience Daniel Genkin Computer Sciences Pavel Goldstein Social Neuroscience

Orit Raz Mathematics & Computer Sciences Niv Reggev Cognitive Neuroscience Yuval Shagam Chemical Physics Nitzan Shahar Clinical Psychology Shay Solomon Computer Sciences Liron Stern Applied Physics Assaf Tamari Jewish History Leeat Yankielowicz-Keren Life Sciences Amitai N. Zernik* Mathematics Motti Zohar Geography

Maya Geva Sagiv Brain Science David Gokhman Genetics Rea Golan Philosophy Ziv Goldfeld Information Theory Inbar Graiver History Dvir Gur Biology Asaf Hamo Condensed Matter Physics Keren Khrizman Linguistics Adi Libson Law Shachar Maidenbaum Neurobiology Eran Maniv Condensed Matter Physics

Ouri Karni Physics of semiconductor optical devices


Laila Karra Immunology

Shay Ben Haim Behavioural Genetics

Shahar Kovalsky* Computer Science

Dina Berdichevsky Hebrew Literature

Daniel Lav Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

Nadav Cohen* Computer Sciences

Amit Lazarov Clinical Psychology

Sharon Fleischer Engineering

Noam Solomon Mathematics & Computer Sciences

Roi Livni Neural Computation

Hadas Frostig Physics

Shira Weingarten-Gabbay Systems Biology

Lee Perry Gal Archaeology

Reuma Gadassi Polack Clinical Psychology


Yair Antman Electrical Engineering

Roni Porat Psychobiology Roy Porat Psycholinguistics Shay Rotics Ecology Oren Slone* Particle Physics

Rothschild Fellows 1979–2019

2018 Eyal Abraham Social Neuroscience Moshe Elyashiv Bar-Lev Linguistics Zohar Berman Neuroscience Neta Bodner Art History Daniel Dar Microbiology Niv De Malach Plant Sciences Dorri Halbertal* Physics Adi Hanuka Electrical Engineering Barak Hirshberg* Chemistry Meir J. Grajower Applied Physics Igor Kreimerman Archaeology Deborah Marciano Cognitive Neuroscience Elena Meirzadeh Chemistry Dor Minzer Computer Sciences Yuval Peled Mathematics & Computer Sciences Ido Sagi* Genetics Guy Salomon Mathematics Itai Schlesinger Physics 32

Noam Siegelman Cognitive Science Alexander Spiegelman* Computer Sciences Ilya Svetlizky Physics Einav Tayeb-Fligelman Biology Alex Valdman History Tanya Zion-Waldoks Sociology 2019 Fatina Abreek-Zubiedat Architecture and Town Planning Ram Michael Adar Physics Halely Balaban Cognitive Neuroscience Oren Becker Mathematics Dan Davidi Systems Biology Talya Eden Computer Science (Algorithms) Samer Gnaim Chemistry Yannai Gonczarowski* Mathematical Game Theory Dvir Harris Biochemistry, Biophysics Tamar Hofnung Political Science Muhammad Jbara Chemistry Tammy Katsabian Law

Nimrod Keynan Neuroscience Mriam Kishinevsky Agroecology Gal Kronenberg Mathematics Shifra Lansky Chemistry Dana Rubi Levy Neurobiology Orit Malka* Law Emmanuel Mastey Hebrew Language Vladimir Narovlansky Theoretical Physics Tom Noah Social Psychology William Saban Psychology Ido Sagi Genetics Vardit Shotten-Hallel Building Archaeology Naftali Smith Physics Gregory (Grisha) Spektor* Plasmonics and Nanophotonics

* Withdrew