Participating Researchers and Institutions:
The group selected to establish this I-CORE consists of researchers from the Hebrew University, the Technion, Tel-Aviv University and Weizmann Institute of Science, under the scientific management of Prof. Yosef Nir of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Administrative Director: Meyrav Aviv Goren
Scientific Management Members:
Additional I-CORE Members:
Our current understanding of the fundamental laws of Nature and the structure of the Universe is based on two distinct frameworks: General Relativity – the classical theory of gravity, and the Standard Model – the quantum theory of the strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions. While both theories successfully account for a wealth of experimental data, they leave various fundamental questions unanswered: What is the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking? What is the dark matter made of? What is dark energy? What is the source of the heavy elements in the Universe? The quest for answers to these and other questions has entered an exciting era, as the LHC probes higher energy scales than ever before; as searches for dark matter become sensitive to interaction rates smaller than ever before; and as telescopes collecting new messengers from the Universe, and opening new regions of sensitivity, become available. At the same time, conceptual developments such as holography open new paths for studying and relating diverse, and a priori distinct, fundamental problems in physics, ranging from strongly coupled theories of electroweak symmetry breaking, through color confinement, to the black hole unitarity puzzle. The anticipated data from particle physics, gravity, cosmology, astrophysics and strings, is the basis of research of this center, and may well lead to major breakthroughs in the study of fundamental physics at all length scales.
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For the I-CORE website: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/icore/quantum_universe/