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Understanding how particles – say, electrons – get their mass is a challenge for physicists. The Standard Model says that all fundamental particles – for instance, the electron or the “W” and “Z” particles that carry the electroweak force – owe their mass to another particle called the “Higgs boson.” Only, no such particle has yet been discovered in any experiment. Another mystery: Most of the mass in the Universe comes, not from the particles we know about, but from some strange, invisible material that has been dubbed “dark matter.”
Prof. Eilam Gross’s research is supported by the Rosa and Emilio Segre Research Award.
Prof. Giora Mikenberg is Head of the Nella and Leon Benoziyo Center for High Energy Physics; his research is supported by the Rosa and Emilio Segre Research Award. Prof. Mikenberg is the incumbent of the Lady Davis Chair of Experimental Physics.
Prof. Yosef Nir is Head of the Center for Experimental Physics. Prof. Nir is the incumbent of the Amos de-Shalit Chair of Theoretical Physics.Dr. Gilad Perez’s research is supported by the Peter and Patricia Gruber Award. Dr. Perez is the incumbent of the Shlomo and Michla Tomarin Career Development Chair.