Alpha Program students at The Weizmann Institute of Science chose scientific subjects that interested them. They studied, researched and wrote about their selected subjects within the frameworks of the Science Accessibility project. Their articles were published on the Davidson Institute’s website (The Weizmann Institute of Science’s educational branch). Are you also interested to discover the mystery behind triton? What about interferons? Will smartphones disappear from our lives? And more. This is your chance!
The Mystery of Triton: Carmel Harpaz, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
The largest single moon within the solar system that moves in the direction opposite the direction of the star’s rotation itself.
Botnet: When Your Computer Works for Someone Else: Gil Sandler, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
Is your computer uploading slowly or acting weirdly? It’s possible that someone is using it in order to steal your credit card information.
The Compulsive Search for Perfection: Noa Cohen, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
Is perfectionism good or bad, and what’s the difference between perfectionism and OCD?
Harnessing the Sun’s Wind - Von Allen Belts: Ranan Rabi, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
The earth’s atmosphere blocks most of the universe’s harmful radiation. The blocked radiation collects around the globe in the form of two rings, called the “Van Allen Belts.”
What Are Interferons? Dinah Case, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
Interferons are proteins that serve as part of the body’s immune system and are currently harnessed as medicines for various illnesses - from cancer to autoimmune diseases.
Will Smartphones Disappear from our Lives? Neta Bacharach, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
Why are rare metals so important, and how are we likely to cause them to disappear?
A Brief History of Light: Ofer Shoshani, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
Particle, wave or both? Does it even matter? The argument over the essence of light has accompanied the development of physics from its start, and has birthed revolutionary discoveries.
The Greatest Doctor of the Middle Ages: Rim Masalcha, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
1,091 years following the death of Abu Bakhr Al-Razi, a doctor and scientist ahead of his time by many years, was one of the pioneers of the fields of science and medicine during his lifetime.
The First Nuclear Submarine: Ofer Shavit, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
63 years following the inauguration of the Nautilus submarine, the first of its kind to travel below the ice caps of the North Pole…
The Day Before - The First Step in Outer Space: Dvir Bitton, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
59 years after the first satellite launch, Sputnik 1, which spurred the space race between the world’s greatest forces…
The Day Before - The Composer Who Saw Stars: Shira Ben-Ami, Alpha Program, Davidson Institute
27 years after the birth of William Herschel, who became acquainted with astronomy and physics at a later age and contributed to these fields, and to humanity, in a great way…