Blavatnik’s Community of Scientists

TMI knows that… tonight, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, a formal Gala took place to grant the 2019 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists for breakthrough research in the fields of Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics

On Sunday, a formal Gala event was held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem in honor of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists of 2019. The initiative, led by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, is a product of collaboration between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. This is the second year in which the awards are granted in Israel to scientists and engineers aged 42 and under for breakthrough research in three fields – Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physical Sciences and Engineering.

The three outstanding researchers, Dr. Michal Rivlin (40), Senior Scientist, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Dr. Moran Bercovici (36), Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and Dr. Erez Berg (41), Associate Professor, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, were each awarded with an amount of $100,000 –one of the largest unrestricted prizes ever created for early-career researchers in Israel. They will be invited to attend the annual Blavatnik Science Symposium each summer in New York City, where members come together to collaborate on cross-disciplinary research and share new ideas.