Dr. Yonit Hochberg

Dr. Yonit Hochberg is a new faculty member at the Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, having completed postdoctoral studies at Berkeley and Cornell. As a theoretical high-energy physicist, she addresses fundamental questions left unanswered by the Standard Model of particle physics, such as: What is dark matter? What happened to all the antimatter? And why is the weak force so much stronger than gravity? These are several of many indications that there must be new physics beyond the Standard Model. Dr. Hochberg’s research focuses on the phenomenology of new particles and interactions, with emphasis on dark matter. She studies new ideas in the exploration of dark matter, proposing new theories as well as novel experiments to detect dark particles on Earth in order to identify the fundamental constituents of Nature.