Zeev Smilansky is an Israeli scientist and writer. He was born and raised in Rehovot and studied mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and London. He develops high-tech and biotech technologies in Israel. Smilansky writes poetry and short stories and occasionally publishes articles in Haaretz newspaper. His poem “Cain” won the first prize in the Weizmann Institute of Science poetry competition. His poetry collection was published in 2016.