Ehud Behar, Yael Shadmi and Shlomit Tarem are part of a new Israeli Center of Research Excellence (ICORE), titled "The Quantum Universe". The center brings together researchers in theoretical and experimental high-energy physics and high-energy astrophysics from, in addition to the Technion, The Weizmann Institute, Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University.
First year student Renan Gross has won the Physics 2P Prize for his lecture on the subject of "The Earth's Magnetic Field". This monetary prize is awarded each year to one student in the Physics 2P Electricity and Magnetism course. The winner is chosen by means of a lecture competition.