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    Meet Israel's Big Noise in the Big Bang Experiment

    Prof. Daniel Zajfman explains the importance of the Large Hadron Collider (""This adventure is as important as landing on the moon""), speaks to his early interest in science, and considers why Israel produces so many scientists: ""Our resources are 1.7 meters above the ground – they are our brains.""

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    Chasing the Higgs Boson

    Dennis Overbye of The New York Times reports on the camaraderie and rivalry that took place at the Large Hadron Collider as two armies of brilliant scientists raced to identify the Higgs boson. As Weizmann's Prof. Eilam Gross says of these dedicated researchers, ""There are 6,000 Higgs soldiers, and they all deserve the Nobel Prize.""

  • Broadcom Foundation Supports Race to the Moon in Google Lunar X Prize Competition with Israel's SpaceIL Project

    The donation to the Weizmann Institute will support SpaceIL, a non-profit mounting a submission for the $30M Lunar X Prize. The foundation selected this project for its use of the competition to excite Israeli youth about science, technology, engineering, and math.

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    The Many-Moons Theory

    <em>The New Yorker</em>'s Alan Burdick reports on the recent findings from Prof. Oded Aharonson's lab, which revealed that our moon was likely formed by multiple collisions, rather than the single-impact theory that prevails today.

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    Astronomers Witness Biggest Star Explosion

    Weizmann's Dr. Avishay Gal-Yam and colleagues ""watched the violent death of what was probably the most massive star ever detected,"" finding that the explosion was probably that of a star at least two hundred times the mass of our Sun.

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    Predicting Key Property in Andromeda’s Satellites

    Using a controversial theory, Modified Newtonian Dynamics, or MOND, researchers from Case Western and Weizmann closely predicted a key property—velocity dispersion—in dwarf galaxies. MOND, the brainchild of Weizmann's Prof. Mordehai Milgrom, suggests that, under a certain condition, Newton's law of gravity must be altered.

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    Mysterious Origins of Brightest Star Explosions Revealed

    Weizmann's Dr. Avishay Gal-Yam studies super-luminous supernovas, which are up to 100 times brighter than the two other known types of supernovas. As reports, such research can help scientists better understand how heavy elements were created in the early universe.

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    Breaking the Ice in Search of Cosmic Answers

    Weizmann's Dr. Hagar Landsman-Peles is one of a few scientists in the world to work at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The challenging project, sited at the South Pole, aims to help researchers study remote astrophysical phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts.

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    ""Brightest Supernova Ever"" Was Actually Monster Black Hole's Violent Star Slashing

    <em></em> reports on the recent finding by Weizmann astrophysicist Dr. Giorgos Leloudas revealing that what scientists believed to be a super-luminous supernova was actually a star being shredded by a black hole. The star was basically turned into ""spaghetti,"" causing the very bright flash noted by observers.