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The service tower attached to the iconic floating egg atop the Institute’s Koffler accelerator (the “spaceship” in the photo, left) has recently been graced with a charming, shiny silver skullcap – an observatory dome. Formally known as the Martin Kraar Observatory, it houses two telescopes, and it figured in two of our recent press items.…

Dark matter – that invisible stuff that is supposed to make up some 20% of the Universe – was thought up to explain a puzzling observation. The amount of mass we can see through our telescopes is not enough to keep galaxies from spinning apart. The existence of great quantities of hidden mass would provide…

In the three years since he joined the Weizmann Institute, there have been four press releases on Dr. Avishay Gal-Yam’s work as well a number of stories in our magazines. This may be somewhat unusual, but there is no denying the interest in his subject matter: supernovae. Of the last two papers featured in the…