The Mifal Hapayis national lottery has announced the winners of the Landau Science and Arts awards for the year 2020.
The award is named after Michel Landau, who was appointed the head of Mifal Hapayis in 1951, and is used to promote research, science, the arts and culture in Israel. They have been given for 19 years. Read more about Congratulations to Prof. Avishai Dekel for winning the Landau award
Recent work by Itai Keren (a Ph.D student at Prof. Hadar Steinberg's group) along with co-authors provides a method to produce a transistor from a single atom. The article was published in Nature Communications under the title "Quantum Dot Assisted Spectroscopy of Degeneracy Lifted Landau Levels in Graphene” (For the full paper see here) and also presented in Ynet. Read more about "Measuring and controlling electric conductivity through a single atom" by Itai Keren and Prof. Hadar Steinberg
The Racah Institute congratulates Dr. Yonit Hochberg, along with five outstanding scholars to join the Israel Young Academy, for more detaisl see here. Read more about Dr. Yonit Hochberg was selected to join the Israel Young Academy
After a successful pilot, the Faculty-Students meetings are back!
In an attempt to strengthen the connections between students and professors, last year the Racah Institute launched a pilot “Take your Professor to Lunch: Faculty-Students Meetings”.
In this series of meetings, small groups of undergrad students and professors gathered at the Physics Students Club in a relaxed and informal environment to chat over lunch on scientific and non-scientific subjects. Read more about "Take your Professor to Lunch: Faculty-Students Meetings" are back!
The Racah Institute is honored to launch this year's colloquium series on Monday, Oct. 28 at 12:00 in the Levin Hall with Prof. Tsvi Piran's talk on "The Origin of Gold (and other R-process elements)". Read more about Launching the Physics Colloquium: "The Origin of Gold" Prof. Tsvi Piran
Warm greetings to Dima Farfurnik, a Ph.D student at the Bar-Gill Lab, for winning this year's Chorafas prize.
Each year the prize is awarded to a single student at the Hebrew University. Dima is the first Physics student receiving it.
Prof. Tsvi Piran, working with a group of other researchers, decoded the mechanism for gamma-ray bursts following an eruption observed last January. Now, in a paper published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, he describes how a stream of particles moving toward us at close to light speed emits the gamma radiation. Read more about "The mechanism for gamma-ray bursts from space is decoded" - Prof. Tsvi Piran
גז קר ולא חם: פריצת דרך בהבנת אופן היווצרות גלקסיות
חוקרים מהאוניברסיטה העברית הצליחו לאשש תצפיתית תיאוריה שמנבאת היווצרות גלקסיות על ידי זרמים של גז קר. פרופ' אבישי דקל, הוגה התיאוריה וחבר בצוות שאישש אותה: "מדובר במהפכה בתחום, המספקת הבנה חדשה לחלוטין של איך נוצרות גלקסיות" Read more about "Multi-filament gas inflows fuelling young star-forming galaxies" Prof. Avishai Dekel.
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