Research

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Dark Matter

Empirical evidence for the existence of non-luminous, dark matter, which interacts gravitationally with ordinary matter and radiation, has been discovered in scales ranging from galactic to cosmological.

Next generation DM detector

The XENON/DARWIN and LUX-ZEPLIN collaborations have now joined forces to work together on the design, construction, and operation of a new, single, multi-tonne scale xenon observatory to explore dark matter. The detector will be highly sensitive to a wide range of proposed dark matter particles and their interactions with visible matter. 

Color centers

We are developing a new technology, based on finding single crystal defects in a bulk, that arise from interactions of light dark matter and a nucleus. These defects are long lived and spectroscopically active, which makes them ideal for detection of nuclear interactions with a threshold of tens of eV.

Direxeno

In our local laboratory, here in Weizmann institute, we develop new sophisticated experimental and statistical methods for future dark matter detectors.