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Prof. Jonathan Grossman: Transforming Ambiguity into Academic Excellence
Prof. Jonathan Grossman, a senior lecturer in BIU’s Zalman Shamir Bible Department, loves ambiguity. He thrives on exploring double meanings in texts, uncovering hidden narratives, and probing the interface between religious interpretation of Judaism’s holiest books and modern biblical criticism.
Don’t Trust, Verify: Prof. Nathan Keller Strategizes a More Secure Cyber-Future
When Prof. Nathan Keller entered the Technion at the age of 16, his teachers immediately recognized that this was a young man who was going places. Eventually, both Keller and one of his mentors independently decided that Bar-Ilan University was the place to go.
Prof. Avi Bell: From Tax Laws to Warfare – Anything but Boring
Prof. Avi Bell has never shied away from controversy. The professor in the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law has written on hot topics such as the infamous Goldstone Report and the implications of the Levy Commission’s report on the status of building in Judea and Samaria.
Retail Therapy: Dr. Orit Rotem Examines the Ecology of Urban Success
Dr. Orit Rotem is applying quantitative tools from biology and environmental ecology to the promotion of people-friendly – and successful – urban design
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: How Dr. Moti Fridman Engineers Time-Space Optics
Dr. Moti Fridman is a BIU alumnus who trained at the Weizmann Institute then returned to campus after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Cornell.
The “Tippling Point” – Dr. Galit Shohat-Ophir and the Secret of Barfly Success
Dr. Galit Shohat-Ophir is a lecturer in the Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences who trained at the Weizmann Institute and completed post-doctoral fellowships at UCSF and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Virginia.
Nano Meets Bio: How Dr. Doron Gerber “Channels” Life’s Big Picture
A busy scientist who juggles a large number of collaborative projects while supervising a lab full of students, Dr. Doron Gerber schedules his morning meetings early – this, despite the fact that, as a new father, he claims to go about his duties in a near-constant state of sleep deprivation.
IDF Chaplain, Rabbi Dr. Tsuriel Rashi: Probing Media, Judaism & Ethics
As associate director of the Center for Media and Religion in BIU's School of Communication, Rabbi Dr. Tsuriel Rashi is generally focused on mass media, professional ethics and Judaism. But during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, he found himself in his “other” role: IDF chaplain of the Golani Infantry Brigade.
Dr. Ronny Bartsch – The Language of Sleep
Dr. Ronny Bartsch, of BIU’s Department of Physics, is fascinated by how human organs communicate and especially, how these communications change while we sleep.
Prof. Aviad Frydman - Revolutionizing the God Particle
Prof. Frydman has recently detected the "Higgs Boson" particle in superconductors.
Dr. Gili Cohen-Taguri Introduces BINA’s XRD Lab
X-ray diffraction techniques are becoming ever-more important for the analysis of thin films. One of the busiest and most trusted specialists in Israel is Dr. Gili Cohen-Taguri, who heads BINA’s X-Ray Diffraction Lab.
Dr. Emanuele Dalla Torre – Balancing Non-Equilibrium Systems
Dr. Emanuele Dalla Torre (35),born in Milan, Italy, was exposed to science and specifically to physics from childhood, as his father was an engineer and his mother a teacher. To him, physics is a mathematical description of reality.
Prof. Bilha Fischer: Fingerprinting the way to cure cancer
Cancer patients want effective medical care, and they want it now. But when it comes to cancer of the breast, there’s a problem: the initial diagnosis sometimes marks the beginning of a long process, in which doctors struggle to identify the best therapeutic approach. BIU Prof. Bilha Fischer is facing this problem with a new biotechnological solution.
Prof. Jean-Paul Lellouche - A family that works together stays together
The Lellouche family can certainly call Bar-Ilan University its second home. As head of the family, Prof. Jean-Paul Lellouche is a long time faculty member at the Department of Chemistry and Senior Researcher at the Bar-Ilan Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA).
Dr. Debra Kaplan – From Yeshiva University to BIU
Dr. Debra Kaplan, of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, joined Bar-Ilan after nine years at Yeshiva University in New York, where she held the Dr. Pinkhos Churgin Memorial Chair in Jewish History. She recently directed the undergraduate program in Jewish history at Yeshiva College.
Rabbi Prof. Jeffrey Woolf – Providing Ancient Answers of Contemporary Challenges
Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey R. Woolf, a Senior Lecturer in the Naftal-Yaffe Department of Talmud and Jewish Oral Law, is a master of merging the old with the new. An expert on Halakha, Rabbinic literature and Medievil Jewish history, Dr. Woolf has made it his mission to help the Jewish world of the new millennia cope with modern life’s challenges.
Dr. Tomer Kalisky – Revealing the Secrets of Biological Systems
When Tomer Kalisky was a graduate student in physics, he used statistical tools to advance the theory of network optimization. But after completing his PhD – under BIU’s Prof. Shlomo Havlin – Kalisky decided to cross over into the experimental sciences.
Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari
Meet Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, for whom International Women's day is every day. She is the Founding Director of the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women, and an Associate Professor at the BIU Faculty of Law, where she teaches family law; feministic perspective of the law, women and religion, and international women's rights.
Prof. Aharon Gedanken: Saving Lives with…Fabrics
A groundbreaking research project from the labs of Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken is being developed for industrial use, and expected to save lives in hospitals worldwide.
Dr. Meital Gal-Tanamy: Infectious Enthusiasm
Virologist Dr. Meital Gal-Tanamy never let the fact that she is a woman stop her in achieving her professional goals. A married mother of two, Gal-Tanamy heads the unique Molecular Virology Lab at The Azrieli School of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University in the Galilee.
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