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Particle Physics

An example of a nano-grating design

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers generate, for the first time, a vortex beam of atoms and molecules

Prof. Eilam Gross

A research pivot by Weizmann Institute scientists uses artificial intelligence to unravel the mysteries of colliding particles 

Kinetic energy distribution of molecular fragments

Measuring echoes of quantum states in a single molecule gives researchers new insight into a unique phenomenon

thermal equilibrium in coffee

Weizmann Institute scientists suggest a way around the mixing of information in a quantum system

(l-r) Tova Presman, Anna Weisman, Helen Katz, Gila Udi, Yaffa Berko, Anat Shaibin, Nitzhona Akshuti and Geula Issachar

They came to work on physics experiments – and found life-long friends

All spin directions (represented by the spheres) collapse on one or the opposite direction depending on the measured photon polarization

Weizmann Institute researchers suggest one can affect an atom’s spin by...

(l-r) Ofer Vitells, and Profs. Amos Breskin, Eilam Gross and Ehud Duchovni. Waiting for dark matter

A search for possible dark matter candidates has narrowed the possibilities. 

(l-r) Tal Markus, and Profs. Zeev Vager and Ron Naaman. Putting a spin on it

Biological molecules that twist can sort out electrons by their spin.

 WIMP detection principle in the XENON100 experiment
Weizmann Institute scientists participate in the most sensitive search yet for dark matter candidates called WIMPs.
Avishay Gal-Yam

Avishay Gal-Yam was awarded the IPS Prize for a Young Physicist by the Israel Physical Society. He was also awarded the Krill Prize for Excellence...