And maybe the Alzheimer's medicine will come from a drummer who has become religious and suffers from mathematics?

Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate in chemistry, met his new wife two years ago. He did not know that this was the beginning of a beautiful friendship with a young Israeli scientist. When Shahar Barbash, a young Israeli scientist, decided that he had a start-up idea that could significantly shorten the time required for drug discovery, he did not know that Levitt's wedding would help him get a meeting with a person that every novice scientist wanted to meet. But Levitt married a new woman who was an old friend of Barbash's parents, and the smiling psychologist was able not only to sit in front of the novelist but also to knock him off the chair.

"One of the pleasures of an old scientist is to encourage surprising young scientists," says Levitt, a Stanford University professor who won Novell in 2013. "The meeting at dawn might have been because my wife knew the family, but it was not enough to get me into the business with him, I entered because his vision moved me, although I thought it would be tough to implement."

Prof. Levitt (72) and Dr. Barbash (37) first met last year, and Levitt told Barbash: "Start working, see what will come out." Three months ago, Levitt came to New York, and Barbash introduced him to his progress, Was "really shocked. I advise many companies, but what happens at dawn makes me very excited. Not only does he have brilliant software, but he also has serious customers from the start. I did not expect such amazing results in such a short time. When I saw that it was working it was really 'Wow.' "



You do not need an algorithm that studies everything; you need an exact algorithm for each study.


This "Wow" did not come after finding a cure, but because of a lightweight program that could be installed on the desktop. In one sentence, Barbash's invention dramatically shortens the time it takes to analyze cell and tissue images and does so in a way that uniquely fits the specific requirements of researchers.