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May 25th, 2010

L.A. Donors Turn Israel ‘Brain Drain’to ‘Brain Gain’

Abstract:
The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Nanotechnology Triplex, a nine-story, $150 million multidisciplinary center housing the Bar-Ilan Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), dedicated earlier this month, has already brought back to Israel scientists from a wide variety of fields who had been teaching at leading universities abroad. At least eight of 29 Israeli scientists Bar-Ilan brought back came from California universities, including the Scripps Institute, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and California Institute of Technology.

The Gonda Nano Triplex is designed for scientific exploration on the nanotech frontier, which involves research and engineering matter at the molecular level. The triplex consists of three interconnected towers — the Nano-Fabrication Building, the Nano-Science Building and the Nano-Health Building — hosting dozens of researchers and their experiments. When fully completed, the triplex expects to become the most advanced facility of its kind in Israel and among the most advanced in the world. It will include lab facilities for nanotech start-up companies that will grow out of BINA's research groups and 39 individual research labs for BINA's scientists.

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