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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Israeli girl to address Nobel winners

Maya Samuels, 18, among 24 young scientists from all around the world invited to present their high school research work to this year’s Nobel Prize laureates in Sweden

Maya Samuels, 18, of the northern community of Yesod Hama’ala, is so excited she has been having trouble sleeping in the past few days.

Instead, she devotes every available moment to rehearse the lecture she will be giving Nobel Prize laureates in Sweden in about 10 days.

Samuels, who graduated from the Har Veguy High School in Kibbutz Dafna last summer, has been chosen to represent Israel in a gathering of young scientists from all around the world, who will present their research work to the 2011 Nobel Prize winners.

She was invited to the event thanks to a unique method she developed, which prevents paint from fading. This discovery carries important implications in the fields of art, textile, the coloring of exterior surfaces and printing.

Samuels conducted the research, under the guidance of Prof. Giora Ritbo, as part of her studies at the Science Education Center for Youth at Tel Hai College. Her discovery was selected out of 76 term papers of Israeli students at the Davidson Institute at the Weizman Institute of Science.

She will be joining 23 outstanding your scientists from all around the world, who have been chosen to present their work to the Nobel laureates.

Full story Via Ynetnews