Eshel Faraggi, a physicist, was born in Beer-Sheva, Israel. The son of a chemist and a history teacher he was absorbed in critical thought from a young age. At the age of 21 he entered the joint math and physics program at the Hebrew University completing his studies with accolades and salutations. Upon graduation he started for a physics doctorate degree with the University of Texas at Austin, and wrote a marvellous dissertation on various questions associated with two-dimensional ferromagnetism under the supervision of Linda Reichl. He has worked on a multitude of scientific areas including discrete time, cell division and laser-flesh interactions. Over the last five years he has also been working on proteins and is responsible for several successful predictors of protein structure.