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TAU researchers discover ceremonial link between Paleolithic tool-making sites and the migration routes of elephants

Archaeologists from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have identified a ceremonial link between extensive Paleolithic stone quarrying and tool-making sites and the migration routes of elephants, which early humans hunted and dismembered using the flint tools crafted at these quarrying sites. The research was led by Dr. Meir Finkel and Professor Ran Barkai of TAU’s Jacob… Read More

TAU Professor Ehud Gazit receives esteemed Meitner-Humboldt Research Award

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany has awarded the 2024 Meitner-Humboldt Research Award to Professor Ehud Gazit of Tel Aviv University (TAU), in recognition of his extensive academic achievements. The award is bestowed upon eminent international researchers across diverse fields of study who have had a substantial impact on their respective domains and are… Read More

International study led by TAU reveals climate-related decline in fish species

An extensive international study led by researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) found a decline in the abundance of marine fish species that move rapidly toward the poles to escape rising sea temperatures. Many animal species are currently moving toward cooler regions as a result of global warming, the researchers say, but the velocity of… Read More

TAU professor awarded top electrical engineering prize for environmental technologies

Professor Hagit Messer-Yaron of the Fleischman Faculty of Engineering at Tel Aviv University (TAU) has been awarded the 2024 IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies for her outstanding “contributions to sensing of the environment using wireless communication networks.” IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers established in 1884, is the world’s largest international… Read More

Is a virus naughty or nice?

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have deciphered a novel complex decision-making process that helps viruses choose to turn nasty or stay friendly to their bacterial hosts. In a new paper, they describe how viruses co-opt a bacterial immune system intended to combat viruses like themselves during this process. The study was led by Polina… Read More

TAU music library receives support from the Estate of Ben Oakland

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is proud to announce that it is the recipient of support from the Estate of Ben Oakland for the Ben Oakland American Music Library at TAU. The support, which represents a portion of Mr. Oakland’s American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) royalties, will be dedicated towards maintaining the music… Read More

New TAU study investigates human/bird interaction in urban environments

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) found that when humans are suddenly absent from the urban environment, the activity of the crows and ringneck parakeets that “live” in the area significantly reduces. Conversely, graceful prinias, which are generally considered shy, increased their activity. The research examined what happens to birds that are accustomed… Read More