PROFESSOR DANIEL TURGEMAN

Dr. Daniel Turgeman is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics of the Weizmann Institute of Science. His current research is focused on developing novel models that apply extra dimensions to address the questions of baryogenesis and the nature of dark matter.

His doctoral thesis was done as part of the ATLAS collaboration and focused on searches for signs of Beyond Standard Model (BSM) physics in data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. He has co-authored papers searching for evidence of extra-dimensions, low scale gravity and micro black holes in the most energetic events available at the LHC (1,2) and has developed a novel technique for discovering other BSM signals (eg R parity violating Supersymmetry).

His MSc was done in the quantum optics lab in the BINA Center for Nanotechnology, Bar Ilan, and so was his BSc where he graduated with honors.

Parallel to academic research, Daniel also invests time in teaching. While at Bar Ilan he was an instructor for both the Quantum Mechanics 1 and 2 courses, and currently he lectures at the Davidson Center for Science Education and at various other venues.

His formal Torah education consists of studies at the Higher Yeshiva of Tel Aviv “Ma’aleh Eliyahu” and rabbinical studies at the Higher Institute of Torah at Bar Ilan.

Other Torah-and-Science publications include “Solution to the Parasha of Creation”, published in Megadim, Herzog College Press.

He is Married with six children and lives in Niztan.

1)Search for strong gravity in multijet final states produced in pp collisions at s√= 13 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the LHC (https://arxiv.org/abs/1512.02586 )
2)Search for low-scale gravity signatures in multi-jet final states with the ATLAS detector at s√=8 TeV (https://arxiv.org/abs/1503.08988)

daniel.turgeman@weizmann.ac.il