Young Israeli Genius Making Breakthroughs in Neuroscience

Amir Goldenthal is already making scientific breakthroughs, and he’s not even 20 yet. The Israeli prodigy has discovered ways to better understand neuroscientific phenomena through his work in physics. At the age of 16, while Amir Goldenthal’s friends were busy with matriculation exams, he was at the end of the first year of undergraduate physics – and starting his doctorate. The unprecedented decision by the heads of the Department of Physics and the Center for Neuroscience Studies at Bar-Ilan University – to allow the young teenager to begin his doctoral studies – proved very quickly to be successful, when Goldenthal completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees with honors, published articles in international scientific journals, and was selected to attend a convention of Nobel Prize winners in Japan, which was set…


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