Dr. Yossi Elran

Head of the The Davidson Institute Science Education Accelerator
Phone: 08-9378460
E-mail: yossi.elran@weizmann.ac.il

 

Yossi Elran (Yossi.elran@weizmann.ac.il) heads the Education Accelerator at the Davidson Institute of Science Education, the educational wing of the  Weizmann Institute of Science. He earned his bachelors, masters and a Ph.D. from Bar Ilan University in Israel, and has conducted post-doctoral studies in theoretical chemical physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science and the University of Toronto, studying the mathematical description of quantum phenomena within the quantum-classical regime. 

In 2004, Dr. Elran joined the Davidson Institute and founded Israel’s leading popular science website: Davidson Online, which is currently being translated into English.

In 2009, Dr. Elran founded the Technology in Education Unit and was appointed its first director. The Unit aims to promote the use of technology within Davidson Institute's many activities to enhance and improve science and math education.

Dr. Elran also runs distant learning activities: the international Math by Mailrecreational math project and its popular science partner: Science by Mail. He coordinates the Israeli G4G activities in honor of Martin Gardner, including the national recreational math, puzzles and games conference.

His non-mathematical time is dedicated to running an organization that helps underprivileged children with special needs.