Born in Jerusalem, Prof. Nirit Dudovich served as an officer in the Intelligence Corps of the Israel Defense Forces from 1989 to 1993. She earned a BSc in physics and computer science from Tel Aviv University in 1996. She received an MSc and PhD in physics from the Weizmann Institute in 1999 and 2004. After conducting postgraduate research at the National Research Council of Canada for three years, she returned to Israel and joined the staff of the Weizmann Institute in 2007 where she is the incumbent of the Robin Chemers Neustein Professorial Chair.