Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Receives $1 Million Pledge for Nanotechnology Research from Los Angeles Family

Abstract:
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) has received a $1 million pledge from long-time Ben-Gurion Society members Henry and Anita Weiss to further nanotechnology research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Receives $1 Million Pledge for Nanotechnology Research from Los Angeles Family

Los Angeles, CA | Posted on May 3rd, 2012

This generous donation will support a new unit for advanced computer simulation in quantum optics, as well as provide funding to retain highly skilled technical staff to continue the University's groundbreaking research in nanotechnology. The Weiss's have been supporting nanotechnology at BGU since 2005, funding the Henry and Anita Weiss Family Building for Advanced Research, as well as the Weiss Family Laboratory for Nanoscale Systems. Their daughter, Donna Weiss Lam, is a member of AABGU's board of directors.

"We are so proud to continue to help provide BGU the resources necessary for continued cutting-edge research and training in nanotechnology," says Henry Weiss. "It is so exciting to see the level of research being conducted in the Negev, which will hopefully benefit scientific advancements worldwide."

Their new gift will support the work of the Atom Chip and Quantum Optics R&D Facility, part of the University's "Nano in the Negev" program, which contains advanced research equipment, including sophisticated optics and lasers, high-level computing capabilities and complex electronics.

"AABGU is extremely grateful for the ongoing support and vision of the Weiss family," explains Doron Krakow, executive vice president of AABGU. "They have been pioneers in support of nanotechnology research at BGU for quite some time, partnering with Prof. Ron Folman in driving the University's efforts in this critical field."


To learn more about BGU's "Nano in the Negev" initiative, visit www.aabgu.org/nano or contact AABGU Regional Director Philip Gomperts at or 310-552-3300.

####

About American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU)
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion's vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University's expertise locally and around the globe. With some 20,000 students on campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat in Israel's southern desert, BGU is a university with a conscience, where the highest academic standards are integrated with community involvement, committed to sustainable development of the Negev.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Regional Director
Philip Gomperts

310-552-3300

Andrew Lavin
A. Lavin Communications
516-944-4486

Copyright © American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AAB

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

DNA triggers shape-shifting in hydrogels, opening a new way to make 'soft robots' September 21st, 2017

Physicists develop new recipes for design of fast single-photon gun Physicists develop high-speed single-photon sources for quantum computers of the future September 21st, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of mmWave and RF/Analog on Leading FDX™ FD-SOI Technology Platform: Technology solution delivers ‘connected intelligence’ to next generation high-volume wireless and IoT applications with lower power and significantly reduced cost September 20th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announces Availability of Embedded MRAM on Leading 22FDX® FD-SOI Platform: Advanced embedded non-volatile memory solution delivers ‘connected intelligence’ by expanding SoC capabilities on the 22nm process node September 20th, 2017

Academic/Education

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays: Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics August 10th, 2017

Graduate Students from Across the Country Attend Hands-on NanoCamp: Prominent scientists Warren Oliver, Ph.D., and George Pharr, Ph.D., presented a weeklong NanoCamp for hand-picked graduate students across the United States July 26th, 2017

The Physics Department of Imperial College, London, uses the Quorum Q150T to deposit metals and ITO to make plasmonic sensors and electric contact pads July 13th, 2017

Announcements

DNA triggers shape-shifting in hydrogels, opening a new way to make 'soft robots' September 21st, 2017

Physicists develop new recipes for design of fast single-photon gun Physicists develop high-speed single-photon sources for quantum computers of the future September 21st, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Introduces New 12nm FinFET Technology for High-Performance Applications September 20th, 2017

Copper catalyst yields high efficiency CO2-to-fuels conversion: Berkeley Lab scientists discover critical role of nanoparticle transformation September 20th, 2017

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Magnetic cellular 'Legos' for the regenerative medicine of the future September 12th, 2017

Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer September 8th, 2017

New results reveal high tunability of 2-D material: Berkeley Lab-led team also provides most precise band gap measurement yet for hotly studied monolayer moly sulfide August 26th, 2017

A more complete picture of the nano world August 24th, 2017

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

Physicists develop new recipes for design of fast single-photon gun Physicists develop high-speed single-photon sources for quantum computers of the future September 21st, 2017

A new approach to ultrafast light pulses: Unusual fluorescent materials could be used for rapid light-based communications systems September 19th, 2017

Graphene based terahertz absorbers: Printable graphene inks enable ultrafast lasers in the terahertz range September 13th, 2017

First on-chip nanoscale optical quantum memory developed: Smallest-yet optical quantum memory device is a storage medium for optical quantum networks with the potential to be scaled up for commercial use September 11th, 2017

Quantum nanoscience

Physicists develop new recipes for design of fast single-photon gun Physicists develop high-speed single-photon sources for quantum computers of the future September 21st, 2017

New quantum phenomena in graphene superlattices September 18th, 2017

Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer September 8th, 2017

'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles: Eindhoven network of nanowires gives particles the space to exchange places August 23rd, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project