Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary basic research institutions in the natural and exact sciences. Founded in 1934 by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the chemist who became the first president of the State of Israel, the Institute today has five faculties – Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. The basic premise underlying all of its research is that its scientists are required, first and foremost, to follow their own curiosity. This has led to fascinating cross-collaboration between researchers in every corner of the Institute and findings that often represent leaps in our understanding of the world.
Today, Weizmann Institute scientists are leading the world in such areas as personalised medicine, nano-biological chips, advanced methods of tissue transplantation, deciphering mysterious supernova blasts, developing new methods for uncovering the genetic basis of disease, producing quasiparticles with one-fourth the charge of an electron and photon-based devices that could form the future basis of quantum communication, and much more.
In line with the Weizmann Institute’s focus on curiosity-driven research is its emphasis on science education. The Davidson Institute of Science Education, the Institute’s science education arm, directs and organises the Institute’s educational activities, from teacher enrichment courses to after-school activities and science camps.

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Flexagons Galore: Advanced Flexagon Fun (FutureLearn)

Jun 7th 2021
Flexagons Galore: Advanced Flexagon Fun (FutureLearn)
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Learn a systematic approach to making, flexing, and exploring a vast number of flexagons using paper as well as flexagon software. Challenge your maths skills through the magical art of paper folding. Flexagons are twisted strips of folded paper which reveal their properties when flexed. On this course, you’ll [...]
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Flexagons and the Math Behind Twisted Paper (FutureLearn)

Dec 14th 2020
Flexagons and the Math Behind Twisted Paper (FutureLearn)
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Learn how to make flexagons - beautiful and unique paper constructions - and explore the math behind them. Discover the unusual math of twisted strips of paper. Flexagons are twisted strips of folded paper, which reveal their properties when flexed. This online course will explain what flexagons are, their [...]
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Maths Puzzles: Cryptarithms, Symbologies and Secret Codes (FutureLearn)

Nov 16th 2020
Maths Puzzles: Cryptarithms, Symbologies and Secret Codes (FutureLearn)
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Explore and solve encrypted maths puzzles, in which numbers are replaced by letters or symbols, with this free online course. Discover maths puzzles, explore their history and practise problem-solving techniques. You’ll explore: + Cryptarithms - puzzles where the digits have been replaced by letters. + Symbologies - puzzles where [...]
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An Introduction to Recreational Math: Fun, Games and Puzzles (FutureLearn)

Oct 12th 2020
An Introduction to Recreational Math: Fun, Games and Puzzles (FutureLearn)
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Explore, discover and enjoy 'recreational' math with fellow students, while boosting your creative and deductive thinking skills! Get an introduction to the fun, games and puzzles of recreational math. This course is all about recreational math. During the course you will challenge your brain and have fun while learning [...]
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