Understanding the diversity of planetary atmospheres inside and outside of the Solar System. Focus areas include Earth’s atmospheric dynamics and climate change, vortex and storm dynamics, gas planets' atmosphere/interior dynamics, probing planetary atmospheres by spacecraft radio-science measurements and atmospheres of extrasolar planets.
We are a theoretical physics group focusing on various non-equilibrium problems in condensed-matter physics, materials physics and biophysics from a continuum perspective. We use a variety of theoretical and computational tools, along with close interactions with experimental groups.
Computational quantum chemistry: highly accurate wave function ab initio benchmarks; development of novel DFT functionals; applications to mechanistic and supramolecular chemistry.
Our group's research is focused on understanding unique properties and behavior of materials and interfaces, using first principles quantum mechanical calculations based mostly on density functional theory and many-body perturbation theory.
The Computational Chemistry Unit provides computational support for all experimental groups at the Weizmann Institute and at other universities in Israel. Research in the Unit includes questions in all fields of chemistry. Past projects have involved looking at reaction mechanisms and understanding the properties of molecules. Please contact me if you are interested in incorporating computations into your research projects.