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The power to influence

A world leader in research of lasers and optics, Israel Prize winner Prof. Mordechai Segev discusses how better to invest in education, reversing the ‘brain drain’ and why he plans to stay in Israel

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Prof. Mordechai Segev is not your average physics professor. In the early morning hours he arrives at his lab in the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, wearing his trade- mark Israeli brown sandals and shorts. Utterly dedicated to his research, Segev is also a devoted family man and a father figure to his students.

When not enthusiastically pursuing his research in the field of optics and lasers, you can find him hiking in the Galilee with his students or cheering on his son at his basketball game.



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