• Physics Core Facilities
  • Physics of Complex Systems
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Particle Physics and Astrophysics
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  • PhD position
    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    Eran Oded Ofek
    Duration: 4y

    The Large Array Survey Telescope (LAST) is an under construction
    modular and cost-effective survey telescope.
    The telescope will be composed of 48 telescopes, each of  28 cm diameter.
    The array can act either as a 28 cm telescope, with a huge field of view of 355 deg^2,
    or as a single 1.9 m telescope with a 7.4 deg^2 field of view.
    When completed, in March 2021, it will be the survey telescope with
    the highest grasp (observable volume per unit time) in the world.
    Indeed, its grasp will be about four times that of the best available system today.
    LAST science cases include:
    (1) Searching for optical counterparts of gravitational wave events in order to study the physics of these explosions and the production of the heaviest elements in the Universe;
    (2) The early detection of supernovae and transients; a search for rare short-duration events powered by radioactivity; and a search for shock cooling events that enable us to study supernova progenitors;
    (3) Developing methods for high precision photometry from the ground,
    that are critical for exoplanets detection;
    (4) A search for the optical counterparts of short-duration gamma-ray bursts
    in order to test the hypothesis that these are related to Neutron Stars merger events; and more.
    We are looking for M.Sc./Ph.D. students and postdocs that will lead
    some of these science topics with LAST.

  • MSc position
    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    Joel Stavans
    Duration: 4y

    Study the interplay of coupled circadian clocks in multicellular cyanobacterial filaments with differentiation processes.

  • PhD position
    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    Eran Oded Ofek
    Duration: 4y

    The Large Array Survey Telescope (LAST) is an under construction
    modular and cost-effective survey telescope.
    The telescope will be composed of 48 telescopes, each of  28 cm diameter.
    The array can act either as a 28 cm telescope, with a huge field of view of 355 deg^2,
    or as a single 1.9 m telescope with a 7.4 deg^2 field of view.
    When completed, in March 2021, it will be the survey telescope with
    the highest grasp (observable volume per unit time) in the world.
    Indeed, its grasp will be about four times that of the best available system today.
    LAST science cases include:
    (1) Searching for optical counterparts of gravitational wave events in order to study the physics of these explosions and the production of the heaviest elements in the Universe;
    (2) The early detection of supernovae and transients; a search for rare short-duration events powered by radioactivity; and a search for shock cooling events that enable us to study supernova progenitors;
    (3) Developing methods for high precision photometry from the ground,
    that are critical for exoplanets detection;
    (4) A search for the optical counterparts of short-duration gamma-ray bursts
    in order to test the hypothesis that these are related to Neutron Stars merger events; and more.
    We are looking for M.Sc./Ph.D. students and postdocs that will lead
    some of these science topics with LAST.

  • MSc position
    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    Eran Oded Ofek
    Duration: 12m

    The Large Array Survey Telescope (LAST) is an under construction
    modular and cost-effective survey telescope.
    The telescope will be composed of 48 telescopes, each of  28 cm diameter.
    The array can act either as a 28 cm telescope, with a huge field of view of 355 deg^2,
    or as a single 1.9 m telescope with a 7.4 deg^2 field of view.
    When completed, in March 2021, it will be the survey telescope with
    the highest grasp (observable volume per unit time) in the world.
    Indeed, its grasp will be about four times that of the best available system today.
    LAST science cases include:
    (1) Searching for optical counterparts of gravitational wave events in order to study the physics of these explosions and the production of the heaviest elements in the Universe;
    (2) The early detection of supernovae and transients; a search for rare short-duration events powered by radioactivity; and a search for shock cooling events that enable us to study supernova progenitors;
    (3) Developing methods for high precision photometry from the ground,
    that are critical for exoplanets detection;
    (4) A search for the optical counterparts of short-duration gamma-ray bursts
    in order to test the hypothesis that these are related to Neutron Stars merger events; and more.
    We are looking for M.Sc./Ph.D. students and postdocs that will lead
    some of these science topics with LAST.

  • MSc position
    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    Joel Stavans
    Duration: 1y

    Modeling pattern formation in a natural two dimensional system with stochastic Turing instabilities

  • MSc position
    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    Joel Stavans
    Duration: 1y

    Target location during horizontal gene transfer in bacteria

  • PhD position
    Department of Condensed Matter Physics
    Eli Zeldov
    Duration: 4y

    Scanning probe microscopy of quantum and topological states of matter

  • PhD position
    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    Joel Stavans
    Duration: 5y

    Ecological systems biology of natural microbial communities

  • MSc position
    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    Kfir Blum
    Duration: 2y

    Availability for MSc and PhD positions in Kfir Blum's group (theoretical particle/astrophysics).

  • PhD position
    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    Alexander Milov
    Duration: 52m

    Data analysis from the ATLAS experiment.

    Heavy Ion Physics is about exploring what the Strong Force Interaction is. Our World is not only confined to two- and three-quark particles. Imagine a system built of as many quarks as you want. Do we know enough to tell how such a system would behave? Would it be a quark-gluon plasma, a hadronic gas, or liquid? Does QCD do a good job predicting its properties, or...

    You can help to find answers to these and many other questions. About one month in a year, the LHC collides ions of heavy elements. Each of these collisions is a mini-universe that sends hundreds of times more particles into ATLAS detector than a proton-proton interaction. You can be a part of a team to dive into this sea of quarks and gluons and find an answer to one of many questions.

    Heavy-ion data from the ATLAS experiment is an excellent opportunity for students seeking an academic carrier to do research and get fantastic visibility in the physics community. But if you want to learn the most sophisticated data analysis, create your own algorithms, and get into the world of finance, data mining or high-tech, it's a place for you too. 

  • PhD position
    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    Joel Stavans
    Duration: 5y

    Study the interplay of coupled circadian clocks in multicellular cyanobacterial filaments with differentiation processes

  • MSc position
    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    Rotem Arnon-Friedman
    Duration: 1y

    The study of quantum information unveils new possibilities for remarkable forms of computation, communication, and cryptography. We study the fundamental aspects of quantum entanglement and the unique ways of using them in quantum information processing tasks, such as quantum cryptography. We work on the theory side, utilizing insights and tools from the study of quantum physics, theoretical computer science and classical information theory. 

    The positions are relevant for students with physics, computer science and/or mathematics background. 
    Students from the Physics Department-- no need to come with background in computer science.
    Students from the Computer Science Department-- no need to come with background in physics.

  • MSc position
    Department of Condensed Matter Physics
    Yuval Ronen
    Duration: 2y

    Our lab investigates quantum phenomena which focus on the interplay between correlations and topology. This intriguing interplay allows to develop unique realizations of non-abelian quasi-particles (qps) which are neither Boson nor Fermion-like. Among the phases which host these qps are the well-known fractional quantum Hall effect, topological superconductivity, and the recently emerging field of moire-superlattcies (twistronics). We are developing experiments in these arrowheads to unravel this intriguing physics.

    This line of research often utilizes quantum materials whose reduced dimensionality enhances quantum effects. We profit from the use of various van der Waals (vdW) materials (graphene, hBN, TMDs, etc.) as well as high-mobility two-dimensional GaAs electron gas, which are both grown in our department. Fabrication is performed in a state-of-the-art clean room facility, specially designed for vdW materials nanofabrication.

    These devices will be measured with transport techniques including quantum Hall interferometry, Josephson interferometry, capacitance measurements, thermal transport, and shot noise measurements. These measurements require high magnetic fields and low electron temperatures.

  • PhD position
    Department of Condensed Matter Physics
    Yuval Ronen
    Duration: 5y

    Our lab investigates quantum phenomena which focus on the interplay between correlations and topology. This intriguing interplay allows to develop unique realizations of non-abelian quasi-particles (qps) which are neither Boson nor Fermion-like. Among the phases which host these qps are the well-known fractional quantum Hall effect, topological superconductivity, and the recently emerging field of moire-superlattcies (twistronics). We are developing experiments in these arrowheads to unravel this intriguing physics.

    This line of research often utilizes quantum materials whose reduced dimensionality enhances quantum effects. We profit from the use of various van der Waals (vdW) materials (graphene, hBN, TMDs, etc.) as well as high-mobility two-dimensional GaAs electron gas, which are both grown in our department. Fabrication is performed in a state-of-the-art clean room facility, specially designed for vdW materials nanofabrication.

    These devices will be measured with transport techniques including quantum Hall interferometry, Josephson interferometry, capacitance measurements, thermal transport, and shot noise measurements. These measurements require high magnetic fields and low electron temperatures. Our lab will be equipped with an 8mK wet dilution refrigerator with a 20T magnet, a 7mK dry dilution with a 3D vector magnet, as well as a variable temperature cryostat.

    Interested candidates should contact: yuval.ronen@weizmann.ac.il

  • PhD position
    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    Doron Kushnir
    Duration: 5y

    We live in fortunate times, where there are still many fundamental unsolved problems in astrophysics, while technological progress allows new observations, which may make some of them solvable. Now is the time to attack the most puzzling challenges posed to us by the Universe.

    Join Doron Kushnir's group to study explosions and extreme stars of the Universe. We use theoretical and computational tools to interpret state-of-the-art observations, aiming at resolving fundamental problems in astrophysics. 

  • MSc position
    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    Doron Kushnir
    Duration: 2y

    We live in fortunate times, where there are still many fundamental unsolved problems in astrophysics, while technological progress allows new observations, which may make some of them solvable. Now is the time to attack the most puzzling challenges posed to us by the Universe.

    Join Doron Kushnir's group to study explosions and extreme stars of the Universe. We use theoretical and computational tools to interpret state-of-the-art observations, aiming at resolving fundamental problems in astrophysics. 

     

  • PhD position
    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    Sagi Ben-Ami
    Duration: 4y

    The experimental and instrumentation Astrophysics group at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel invites applications for its PhD program. Our group aims to offer outstanding research and training opportunities with excellent instrumental and observational facilities.

  • MSc position
    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    Alexander Milov
    Duration: 24m

    Particle physics data analysis / Particle physics detectors

    A standalone project that will be part of the real work at the lab.