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    ""Crash"" describes construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator near Geneva, where Weizmann scientists are part of a global team seeking to find the Higgs boson and prove the Standard Model of physics. When speeding particles collide in the LHC, they very briefly mimic the conditions that existed right after the Big Bang.

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    Lighting Up the Mechanisms of Brain Disease

    In Issue No. 47 of Weizmann Views, serendipity leads Dr. Ofer Yizhar to his life’s work: pioneering the remarkable new field of optogenetics. Optogenetics combines optics – the branch of physics concerned with light – and genetics to offer previously unimaginable new ways of studying the brain. Dr. Yizhar's work has particular import for the understanding of autism.

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    The Spectacular Aftermath of a Supernova Was Just Seen at Its Earliest Stage Ever

    <em>The Washington Post</em> reports on the remarkable recent observation of a supernova within just 3 to 10 hours of its explosion. A global network of astrophysicists - from California to Israel to Hawaii - collaborated in real time to take measurements of the supernova, the youngest ever witnessed. Weizmann’s Dr. Ofer Yaron was the lead scientist on the paper.

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    AJA Safecrackers Going to Israel

    As the <em>Atlanta Jewish Times</em> reports, students from the Atlanta Jewish Academy are taking part in the Weizmann Institute’s International Safe-Cracking Tournament for the second consecutive year. In the tournament, teams from all over the world use the principles of physics to build a safe, and try to break into each other's constructions.

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    A Black Hole? Where?

    Guy Nir, a doctoral student at the Weizmann Institute, writes in <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> about black holes - e.g., what they are, how they are studied, and the like. This easy-to-read explanation sheds light on some of today’s greatest astrophysics discoveries.

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    Explosive Material: The Making of a Supernova

    Weizmann scientists lead the team that observed - and measured - the earliest supernova explosion ever, an estimated three hours after it began. Tight coordination between multiple observatories and institutions enabled these unprecedented measurements, which were then analyzed by a global team.

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    Students Join Safe-Cracking Competition

    The Safe-Cracking Club at the Weber School in Sandy Springs (near Atlanta) was one of dozens of teams from all over the world to travel to the Weizmann campus and challenge other teams to break into their safes. But they were the only team to place first among Americans. The annual safecracking tournament challenges high schoolers to use physics to construct a secure safe.

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    How to Reduce Shockwaves in Quantum Beam Experiments

    The tiny cone-shaped “skimmers” used in experiments looking for exotic chemical-quantum phenomena resemble the intake mechanisms of aircraft engines, and they perform similar functions: each directs the flow of gas – the engine intake controls the supply of air for burning fuel, and the “skimmer” creates beams of cold flying atoms or molecules. While skimmers have been a necessary component in atomic and molecular-beam experiments for decades, they were also known to impose a fundamental limit on the number of particles one could pack into the beam.

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    Israeli Scientist Helps Discover “A Whole New Jupiter”

    Less than a year into its planned three-year study of the planet Jupiter, NASA’s Juno research spacecraft already has revealed or confirmed facts that the Juno Science Team – including Yohai Kaspi of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science – could only guess at previously. Less than a year into its planned three-year study of the planet Jupiter, NASA’s Juno research spacecraft already has revealed or confirmed facts that the Juno Science Team – including Yohai Kaspi of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science – could only guess at previously.

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    Jupiter, Revealed: Israeli Scientists Peer Beneath the Cloud Cover of Our Solar System’s Largest Planet

    More than 400 years after Galileo turned his telescope toward the planet Jupiter, the clouds and mist covering this giant of our Solar System are beginning to disperse. Since 1973, no fewer than six spacecraft have flown by Jupiter. But the Juno probe, launched in 2011 and in orbit around the planet since July 2016, is the first one equipped with systems that are able to reveal the secrets of Jupiter’s inner structure beneath the thick clouds.

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