Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

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Ranny Budnik

Senior Scientist
Location:Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences, Room 334

I am interested in topics of experimental astro-particle physics.

My main activity at this time is the XENON Dark Matter direct detection project, located at Laboratori Nationali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in central Italy. The Weizmann group is involved in many aspects of this project, and contributing significantly to the construction of the next phase detector XENON1T.

I am also interested in other subjects related to astro-particle physics, which are looking for future prospects of detecting new and interesting physics. These include basic phsyics of xenon detectors, new detectors for nuclear recoils with extremely low energy threshold, and future detectors for Cosmic Rays. All these activities are based on-campus.

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If you are interested in a student or post-doctoral position, please contact me via email or phone, or drop by the office if you are in the institute.