The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutions. Hundreds of scientists, laboratory technicians and research students working on its lushly landscaped campus embark daily on fascinating journeys into the unknown, seeking to improve our understanding of nature and our place within it. Guiding these scientists is the spirit of inquiry so characteristic of the human race. It is this spirit that propelled humans upward along the evolutionary ladder, helping them reach their utmost heights. It prompted humankind to pursue agriculture, learn to build lodgings, invent writing, harness electricity to power emerging technologies, observe distant galaxies, design drugs to combat various diseases, develop new materials and decipher the genetic code embedded in all the plants and animals on Earth. The quest to maintain this increasing momentum compels Weizmann Institute scientists to seek out places that have not yet been reached by the human mind. What awaits us in these places? No one has the answer to this question. But one thing is certain – the journey fired by curiosity will lead onward to a better future. At the Weizmann Institute of Science, research takes place all along the frontier of the natural and exact sciences: the life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. Over the years, work by Institute scientists has widely expanded our knowledge in these areas, created new research fields, and combined traditional scientific disciplines in multidisciplinary studies that steer research into new, exciting and often surprising paths. This curiosity-fueled journey leads Institute scientists to discoveries and inventions that improve our quality of life: drugs to treat cancer and other diseases, technology that forms the basis of the polymer industry, improved visual displays for pilots’ headsets and surgeons, amniocentesis for testing fetal genetics, a method of growing seeds that protects them from various pests. These and many other inventions owe their existence solely to the curiosity, perseverance and talents of Weizmann Institute scientists.