July 4, 2016 was a day of celebration – not just in the U.S., but worldwide. It's when a long-awaited milestone was reached: after almost five years and 1.7 billion miles, the Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter, aiming to reveal the giant planet's secrets – and those of our solar system. The Weizmann Institute's brilliant young astrophysicists helped make it happen.
August 10, 2016
From the Mars rovers to the Star Wars reboot, interest in space hasn't been this high since America's moon landing. And once again, the Weizmann Institute is ahead of the curve: with some of the world's brightest young astrophysicists on campus, we are not only putting Israel on the star map, but advancing knowledge for all humankind.
January 19, 2016
The dry riverbeds, lakes, and valleys on Mars indicate that water once flowed there – but when? And how? Weizmann's Dr. Itay Halevy and Brown's Dr. James Head III have an interesting new answer: short, violent periods of intense volcanic activity that warmed the planet and turned ice into running water, which later froze again.
December 09, 2014
The ocean covers more than 70 percent of Earth's surface – and rising. As our weather changes, Weizmann Institute scientists are studying the ocean, using everything from microscopes to satellites, to understand its relationship with our climate. What will the future bring?
October 28, 2014
Astrophysicist Dr. Ron Budnik, recently recruited to the Weizmann Institute, is part of an international team of scientists that is creating new instruments in the hope of recording the first confirmed interactions between dark matter and normal matter. Dark matter is one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in physics.
September 23, 2014
What happens when a person strolling along an path comes to an intersection, and chooses his direction with a roll of the dice? Add in multiple dimensions and weighted dice and the question becomes more complex, says mathematician Prof. Ofer Zeitouni.
December 01, 2011
Ants are altruistic and cooperative, but how do they communicate and assign roles? A Weizmann team is using tools from information theory, statistical and theoretical physics, computer science, systems biology, neuroscience, and biology to investigate.
November 29, 2011
A new type of supernova has been discovered by Weizmann scientists and an international team. This previously unknown type of explosion has raised questions about our universe—and may answer some, too.
May 24, 2010
Dr. Ruth Shahack-Gross, a visiting scientist at Weizmann's Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science, learns about the past by studying contemporary traditional lifestyles.
September 21, 2009