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Particle Physics and Astrophysics

Dr. Danny Kandel

Dr. Danny Kandel, Senior Director of Advanced Development for KLA-Tencor, Israel, develops ultra-precise measurement systems

Dr. Zohar Komargodski
Komargodski is one of three promising young theoretical physicists to receive the Prize
Illustration depicting particle collisions

The long and complicated journey to detect the Higgs boson, which started with one small step about 25 years ago, might finally have reached its...

Dr. Hagar Landsman at the geographical South Pole

Work on specialized particle detectors takes Dr. Hagar Landsman from Antarctic ice to Italian underground caves.

(l-r) Dr. Zohar Komargodski, Prof. Adam Schwimmer and visiting Prof. Alexander Zamolodchikov. Extra dimensions

Weizmann scientists give promising proof for a 23-year-old quantum physics theory

Results of a collision that could represent a Higgs boson from the ATLAS experiment

Weizmann scientists are hoping to see more conclusive signs of the Higgs boson later this year.

(l-r) Drs. Avishay Gal-Yam and Eran Ofek in the Martin Kraar Observatory on the Weizmann campus

A day after landing in Israel, Dr. Eran Ofek was already at work uncovering the secrets of a new supernova

A Supernova with a View

The closest supernova in 25 years yields new insights into its formation

Results of a collision that could represent a Higgs boson from the ATLAS experiment

Extra events in the probable mass range of the Higgs boson provide first hints for its possible existence.

Before and after images of the Messier 100 Galaxy reveal the appearance of SN 2006X, one of the supernovae used in the study. Photos: European Southern Observatory (ESO)

New findings on supernovae are changing our understanding of these exploding stars