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Astronomers discover giant relic of disrupted “tadpole” galaxy

A team of astronomers from Israel, the United States and Russia have identified a disrupted galaxy resembling a giant tadpole, complete with an elliptical head and a long, straight tail, about 300 million light years away from Earth. The galaxy is 1 million light-years long from end to end, 10 times longer than the Milky… Read More

TAU and Northwestern University launch joint nanoscience program

A new collaborative venture between Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University brings together researchers and students in the field of nanotechnology through joint research and development projects, student exchange programs and research grants. Under the new partnership, two researchers from each university will receive post-doctoral fellowships supporting two years of research at the partner institution…. Read More

Smartphones may be used to better predict the weather

Flash floods occur with little warning. Earlier this year, a flash flood that struck Ellicott City, MD, demolished the main street, swept away parked cars, pummeled buildings and left one man dead. A recent Tel Aviv University study suggests that weather patterns that lead to flash floods may one day be tracked and anticipated by… Read More

In neutron stars, protons may do the heavy lifting

Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars in the universe, born out of the gravitational collapse of extremely massive stars. True to their name, neutron stars are composed almost entirely of neutrons — neutral subatomic particles that have been compressed into a small, incredibly dense celestial package. A new study in Nature suggests that some… Read More

2018 Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival celebrates women in cinema

The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival — one of the largest and most influential student film festivals in the world, according to CILECT, the International Association of Film and Television Schools — celebrated its 20th edition June 10-16 at the Cinematheque and other Tel Aviv and Jaffa locations. “We focused on women in film,”… Read More

Why diversity programs promoting women and minorities in management fail

A new study published in the Harvard Business Review by Tel Aviv University and Harvard University researchers finds that despite millions of dollars spent to settle discrimination lawsuits over the past two decades, women and minorities have not gained much ground in management in that time period. Organizations are trying to reduce bias using the… Read More

Moderate decline in violent attacks against Jews, but attacks are becoming more brutal

Anti-Semitic violence around the world dropped 9% from 2016 to 2017, but a “dramatic increase” of all other forms of anti-Semitic manifestations, including harassment and hate speech, has raised increasingly “grave concerns among Jews regarding their security and the continuation of communal life,” according to an annual report from Tel Aviv University‘s Kantor Center for… Read More

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