Research in the faculty

Condensed matter

Particle & Astroparticle

News & Updates

  • Congratulations to Dr. Nitzan Akerman

    Recipient of
    Maxine Singer Prize for Outstanding Staff Scientists
    May 26, 2022
  • Congratulations to Dr. Oren Raz

    Recipient of
    Morris L. Levinson Prize in Physics
    May 26, 2022
  • Congratulations to Dr. Adar Sharon

    Awarded the Amos De-Shalit Prize for an Outstanding Thesis
    February 21, 2022

Upcoming events

  • Physics hybrid colloquium

    Happy 10th anniversary to the Higgs Boson

    July, 2022
    Hour: 11:15-12:30
    | Prof. Eilam Gross, Weizmann Institute of Science
    It's been exactly 10 years since the Higgs Boson Discovery (July 4th, 2012). The Higgs Boson discovery is the biggest achievement of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, and one of the milestones of experimental Particle Physics. We will describe the road to the Higgs Boson discovery, its importance, and the status of the measurement of its properties since its discovery.
  • WIS-Q Seminar

    Quantum Sensing

    Department of Condensed Matter Physics
    July, 2022
    Hour: 13:00
    | Amit Finkler
    The second quantum revolution relies on our ability to control and measure individual quantum states in micro- and nanoscopic systems, such as atoms, ions, and quantum dots. The techniques resulting from this capability may lead to a considerable improvement in several sensing modalities, for example atomic clocks and the measurement of magnetic fields on the nanoscale. As an example for a quantum sensor, and of course after introducing the underlying concepts of quantum sensing, I will present the nitrogen-vacancy defect, or color center, in diamond. First, I will explain how one can use it to measure magnetic and electric fields, temperature, strain and even pH levels. Then, I will try to show what the "quantum advantage" that is possible in this class of sensors and will give a few examples from research activities in our group. Finally, I will also discuss several industrial applications, some of which are already in use or in development around the world.