The Physics department - Overview

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The physics Department conducts experimental and theoretical research programs in many cutting edge areas of current interest.

The experimental programs include:
  • Condensed matter
  • Surface physics
  • Lasers and quantum optics
  • Cold atoms
  • DNA biophyics and biological systems
  • Medical physics
  • Nuclear physics and dosimetry
The theory programs include:
  • Elementary particles and field theory
  • Astrophysics and cosmology
  • Condensed matter and statistical mechanics
  • Nonlinear dynamics
There are currently about twenty senior staff members aided by about fifty PhD students, and about 15 research "kamea" fellows. Many of the latter also conduct independent research and have been awarded research grants from highly competitive agencies. An additional three staff members are jointly affiliated with the Department of Energy and Environmental Physics situated in the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at the Sede Boker campus.

Our Physics Department is responsible for the teaching of Physics to all the units of the University and full programs of study are offered leading to the BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Physics. (The MSc program has either a general or an electrooptics program). There are six BSc study tracks:
  • General physics (3 year program)
  • physics and electrooptics (3 year program)
  • physics and computer science (3 year program)
  • physics and electric and computer engineering (4 year program with two degrees)
  • physics and material science (4 year program with two degrees)
  • physics and computer science (4 year program with two degrees)
  • physics and mechanical engineering (4 year program with two degrees)
The department is involved in the activity of the Ilan Ramon youth physics center מרכז אילן רמון לנוער שוחר פיסיקה