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.

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.

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. 

Direxeno

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