Israeli scientists abroad: we want to come home

Avital Sharir-Ivry explains quantum chemistry to me: “Chemical reactions also occur on the level of electrons,” she says while on lunch break. “My field was enzymes. When a small molecule enters a large enzyme, there’s a reaction. For example, something is broken up very quickly. This process follows theoretical quantum guidelines we can use, as I have, to build a computerized model that can show how the molecule will react.”