Prof. Tomer Volansky

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Prof. Tomer Volansky
Phone: 03-6407026
Office: Kaplun, 413


I’m a theorist working in high-energy physics.  Among my topics of interest:

  • Physics beyond the Standard Model

  • LHC phenomenology

  • Dark Matter physics

  • Cosmo- and astro-particle physics

  • Higgs-boson physics

  • Supersymmetry

  • Extra-dimensions


  • B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics, magna cum laude (“Amirim” program for excellence), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2000

  • M.Sc. in Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2003

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2007

Academic Appointments

  • Member (Postdoctoral Fellow), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, 2007-2010

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, UC Berkeley, CA, 2010-2011

  • Senior Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 2011-2014

  • Associate Professor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 2014-Present

  • Scientific Adviser, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 2011-2016

  • Short Term Associate, ATLAS experiment at the LHC, CERN, 2012-2015

  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, 2017-2019

  • Co-Spokesperson, The SENSEI dark matter experiment, 2017-Present

Awards and Prizes

  • Dean’s excellence prize, Hebrew University, 1998

  • M.Sc. Prize of Excellency, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2003

  • The Clore Fellowship for outstanding Ph.D. students, 2005-2007

  • The Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2008

  • Ph.D. Prize of Excellency, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2008

  • Alon Fellowship for Young Researchers (awarded by the Council for higher education, MALAG), 2011

  • The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Young Faculty Chair, 2012

  • The Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research (awarded by the Wolf Foundation), 2013

  • Offered a 5 year sta position at CERN (declined), 2014

  • Israeli Physical Society (IPS) prize for outstanding young scientist, 2015

  • Recipient of the ERC Consolidator, 2015

  • Elected member of the Israel Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2017

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