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    Weizmann Scientists to Send Atomic Clock to Jupiter

    The European Space Agency is planning an international mission, JUICE, to investigate our solar system's largest planet: Jupiter. The Institute's Dr. Yohai Kaspi is playing a key role, leading the Israeli team developing a super-precise atomic clock that will help reveal information about the planet's atmosphere. <em>Israel21c</em> reports.

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    Creating Tomorrow's Computers

    In quantum mechanics, a single atom can be in multiple places and doing multiple things — all at the same time. Weizmann's Dr. Roee Ozeri is harnessing such phenomena to design a quantum computer, which would be much faster and more efficient than today's computers.

  • Making Science Cool: The Weizmann Institute’s International Safe-Cracking Tournament

    For 20 years, the International Physics Tournament has transformed the lives of students around the world. This exciting competition challenges teams of high school students to use the principles of physics to design impenetrable safes. Each spring, teams compete to unlock one another's safes during the tournament's final round in Israel.

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    From Rehovot to Jupiter: Weizmann Science in Space

    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.

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    New Space Telescopes Will Build on Israeli Experience

    The Weizmann Institute's stellar astrophysics team is developing a small, light satellite that will be equipped with a telescope searching in the ultraviolet range for events such as supernovas and black holes. The team is collaborating with Caltech and NASA, among others, on the satellite, which is a first for Weizmann – and for Israel.

  • Science Tips, June 2008

    Three research updates from the Weizmann Institute: when quantum systems disobey a law of thermodynamics; demonstrating that ""quasiparticles"" exist; and a new approach to treating autoimmune disease.

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    Jerusalem Girls Win the Telescope

    A class of 9th-grade girls beat over 400 other classes to win this year's Ilan Ramon Space Olympics. The team's winning project – which earned a telescope for their school – was a satellite that would scatter tiny labs on an asteroid. South Korean astronaut Yi So-yeon encouraged the Olympians to treasure the opportunities the contest offered them.

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    First Class of the Schwartz/Reisman Science Education Centre, Rehovot, Graduates

    Three years ago, the Schwartz/Reisman Science Education Centre, Rehovot, opened at the Institute to give local high-schoolers the opportunity to study physics at a higher level. On June 29, the Centre's first class of students graduated, in the presence of Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman and other leaders. ""When you learn physics,"" Prof. Zajfman said, ""you are learning a way of thinking.""

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    Science Tips, September 2015

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: discovering how the tiny, beautiful sea sapphire changes color – and even becomes invisible; using light to get nanoparticles to self-assemble could lead to rewritable paper, contaminant removal, and drug delivery; measuring how fast bacteria grow sheds new light on how our microbiome is tied to our health.