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Particle Physics and Astrophysics

NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

Weizmann Institute scientists observe NASA asteroid shooter in action

A Wolf-Rayet star and the nebula surrounding it captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Gal-Yam and colleagues are the first to discover a rare-type supernova originating from this star // NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

A first-of-its-kind exploding star – thought to have existed only in theory – was recently discovered

One of the Giant Magellan Telescope's mirrors

Weizmann Institute of Science joins Giant Magellan Telescope to advance the world’s most powerful telescope

Prof. Eilam Gross

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

tidal disruption event

A high-energy neutrino that flung out from a star, ripped apart by a black hole, reveals something about the cosmic sources of these...

Observation of Excess Events in the XENON1T Dark Matter Experiment

Are they a sign of an infinitesimal impurity or a need to rewrite the physics books?

Prof. Daniel Zajfman in Heidelberg

A new “cold-storage” ring first proposed by Prof. Daniel Zajfman yields its first results – and they were not what scientists had thought ...

ULTRASAT illustration

Weizmann Institute of Science and the Israel Space Agency of the Ministry of Science and Technology are heading this international project

double electron capture

Detector searching for dark matter produces a startling discovery 

Blood Moon. Image: Thinkstock

Israel is privileged to have “front-row” viewings of a blood moon and the simultaneous alignment of four planets