Weizmann Institute between 1980 and 1987. He left Israel because he could not get tenure.
“In general I cannot say that the conditions in Israel were not good,” he said (J's translation from southafricanese: We were living on olives and pitta - one day olive, the next day pitta), adding that he would like to move back to Israel on a permanent basis one day, with his Israeli wife. Currently, he said, the couple owns an apartment in Rehovot, but they would like to move to Tel Aviv, which he called “an amazing and exciting city. That's what I would like to do” with his share of the $350,000 prize, which he won together with fellow Israeli-born Warshel and Vienna-born Karpus, who is Jewish. “But I know that money would not be enough to buy an apartment in Tel Aviv,” he added. The price of an average apartment in Tel Aviv is 700,000 dollars.