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Sciences Division

About the Sciences Division

The Academy’s Sciences Division currently consists of 67 leading researchers in the fields of biology, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences, physics, life sciences, geology, and medicine.

High Energy Physics - Israel & CERN

The European Particle Laboratory (CERN), located in Geneva, Switzerland, is the leading laboratory worldwide for the study of quantum particles. After close to 25 years of participation as an observer state, Israel became a full member in 2014, with an official ceremony in which the Israeli flag was raised held on January 15, 2014.

Interdisciplinary Experts Committee for Examining the Climate in Israel

In July 2021, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities announced the establishment of an interdisciplinary expert committee to examine the full range of climate-related issues in Israel and recommend modes of action to address them. The committee was established in light of the growing importance of this topic in Israel and worldwide.

Synchrotron Radiation

Negotiations conducted by the Academy were instrumental in Israel’s joining the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, as an associate member in 1999. Membership was extended in 2013 for five more years. 

Flora and Fauna of Israel

The English-language content of this section is being updated and will be uploaded soon.

Natural History Collections

The Academy recognizes the importance of biological collections and promotes the activity and national funding of collections of Israeli flora and fauna at Israel’s research universities. These collections are concentrated mainly at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University.


The Bioethics Advisory Committee is charged with reporting to and advising The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities on bioethics activity in Israel and worldwide, and with disseminating information on bioethical issues to the general public. The Israel Academy first established its Bioethics Advisory Committee in 1996. The committee functioned in its earlier constellation until 2010 and was reconstituted in 2017.