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Congratulations to Itamar Cohen who was chosen for the first cohort of the Jabotinsky Fellowship in the field of applied science

Itamar is a doctoral student at the School of Physics and Astronomy, in the direct Ph.D. program

Mr. Itamar Cohen was chosen for the first cohort of the Jabotinsky Fellowship in the field of applied science, awarded by the ministry of science to students in the direct-PhD track.

In his research, Itamar investigates how intense laser pulses can accelerate electrons to high energies.

For decades, these high energy electrons could only be generated at large accelerator facilities. Itamar’s work, however, is conducted at a university-scale laboratory located at our basement at the School of Physics. His experiments are conducted using a high-intensity laser with peak power of 20,000,000,000,00 Watts (20 TeraWatts). The technology which enabled minimizing the size and cost of this intense laser is called “Chirped Pulse Amplification” and its inventors were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics this year.

Itamar’s research aims to generate high-energy electrons in a cheep and compact manner, and to employ them in a range of areas such as medicine, manufacturing, security, and even fundamental studies of our universe.

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