Prof. Yitzḥak Chave's life story

Name of speaker: 
Prof. Jacob Choueka
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Professor (emeritus) of computer science, head of the Friedberg Cairo Geniza Computerization Project, chief editor of the dictionary 'Rav Milim'
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
81
Year of immigration: 
1957
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Liran Osi
Year of recording: 
2018

Translation: 

General translation: Prof. Choueka tells about his brother, Prof. Yitzḥak Chavet. He worked at the Ministry of Defense and then was sent to study chemistry in France. His PhD. topic focused on the separation of isotopes. He then came back to work at the Ministry of Defense.

He built an isotope separator called “Meir”ah”, which is a ‘powerful isotope separator’, which was the best isotope separator in the world.

During the 60’s and 70’s (of the 20th century) whilst scientists con...read more