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About Tel Aviv University

By James Barham, PhD

In 1931, a Biological-Pedagogical Institute (later, the Institute of Natural Sciences) was established in the city of Tel Aviv in British Mandatory Palestine.

Four years later, in 1935, a second institute—the School of Law and Economics—opened there, as well.

In 1954, the Academic Institute of Jewish Studies was founded in the same city, now a part of the State of Israel.

Finally, in 1956, the three aforementioned research institutes were combined—along with a new library and several new academic and administration buildings—to create the modern Tel Aviv University (TAU).

Today, TAU comprises nine separate faculties, eight schools, and more than 130 research institutes and centers. The student body numbers more than 26,000 individuals.

TAU is associated with one Nobel laureate–the physicist, François Englert and one Turing Award winner–Adi Shamir.

Other notable TAU–connected individuals include the following:

  • Mathematicians, Noga Alon, Shoshana Kamin, Boris Tsirelson, Michael Krivelevich, Boris Trakhtenbrot & Joseph Bernstein
  • Computer scientists, Micha Sharir, Yossi Matias & Shmuel Safra
  • Astrophysicist, Mario Livio
  • Physicists, Yuval Ne’eman, Yakir Aharonov, Lev Vaidman & Leonard Susskind
  • Chemist, Abraham Nitzan
  • Microbiologist, Nahum Sonenberg
  • Geneticist, Karen Avraham
  • Plant geneticist, Daniel Chamovitz
  • Computational biologist, Aviv Regev
  • Psychologist and author, Dan Ariely
  • Historians, Yisrael Friedman, Benjamin Isaac & David S. Katz
  • Linguists, Paul Wexler & Ghil’ad Zuckermann
  • Economist, Ariel Rubinstein
  • Sociologist, Aviad Raz
  • Archaeologist, Israel Finkelstein
  • Poet, Natan Yonatan
  • Graphic novelist and screenwriter, Etgar Keret
  • Classicist, Raphael Freundlich
  • Composers, Leon Schidlowsky & Simon Shaheen
  • Playwright and theater director, Hanoch Levin
  • Actor, Moni Moshonov
  • Filmmaker, Moshé Mizrahi
  • Film and TV director and screenwriter, Gideon Raff
  • Historian and diplomat, Itamar Rabinovich
  • Israeli general and politician, Benny Gantz
  • Former Israel Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon

According to Wikipedia, Tel Aviv University is a public research university in Tel Aviv, Israel. With over 30,000 students, it is the largest university in the country. Located in northwest Tel Aviv, the university is the center of teaching and research of the city, comprising 9 faculties, 17 teaching hospitals, 18 performing arts centers, 27 schools, 106 departments, 340 research centers, and 400 laboratories.

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Adi Shamir
Adi Shamir
A Professional biography of Adi Shamir, Israeli cryptographer, (1952 - ), Israel.
Dan Ariely
Dan Ariely
An Israeli American professor of psychology and behavioral economics.
Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Ghil'ad Zuckermann
An Israeli-born language revivalist, linguist, academic.
Noga Alon
Noga Alon
An Israeli mathematician.
Yochai Benkler
Yochai Benkler
An American legal scholar, (1964 -   ), Givatayim, Israel.
Ariel Sharon
Ariel Sharon
A Prime minister of Israel and Israeli general .
Mario Livio
Mario Livio
An Israeli-American astrophysicist.
Israel Finkelstein
Israel Finkelstein
An Israeli archaeologist.
Efraim Karsh
Efraim Karsh
An Israeli-British historian .
Zvi Galil
Zvi Galil
An Israeli-American Computer Scientist and Mathematician, (1947 - ), Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine.
Joseph Klafter
Joseph Klafter
An Israeli chemical physics professor .
Gad Barzilai
Gad Barzilai
A Professor of law, Dean of Law.

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