The Negev Physics Fete is a biannual opportunity for students and faculty to interact outside of the classroom or lab and listen to some great physics lectures along the way. The event will be held at the Sde Boker field school, in the heart of the Negev desert and will include educational, social, and sport events. Accomodation, meals and transportation from Beer Sheva are free of charge.

The Fete is organized by the Physics Department of Ben Gurion University of the Negev.


Physics sessions program

01 March 2023

9:30 Buses depart from Be’er Sheva
10:30 Arrival at Sde Boker
11:00-12:00 Session 1
12:00-12:30 Coffee Break
12:30-13:30 Session 2
13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-16:00 Session 3
16:00 Football and afternoon activities
19:00 Dinner followed by evening/night activities

02 March 2023

8:00-9:30 Breakfast
09:30-10:30 Session 4
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Session 5
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 6 and farewell
16:00 Buses depart to Be’er Sheva


Physics Sessions Program

Each lecture will be up to 15 minutes long.

*Please note: the final schedule will be available on the week of the event, possible changes may be made.


Session 1

Speaker Title
Rector Welcoming messages
Dean Welcoming messages
Department Chair Welcoming messages
Oleg Krishevsky “פיזיקה של מוס שוקולד”
Ramy Brustein “חורים שחורים”

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Session 2

Speaker Title
Ron Folman “הקשר בין ניסוי שטרן גרלך לגרביטציה”
Eran Maniv “פיסיקה ניסיונית במצב מוצק – פריצות הדרך ההיסטוריות”
Mario Feingold “להתחלק או לא להתחלק, זאת השאלה”

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Session 3

Speaker Title
Yigal Meir “הפיזיקה של בעיטות עונשין”
Yishay Manassen “ESR and NMR in the single atom or single molecule scale”
Ely Kovetz ״גלי כבידה, חורים שחורים מתחילת היקום והחומר האפל״
Adi Zitrin “פיסיקה של גלי ים”

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Session 4

Speaker Title
Doron Cohen “מוזר או לא מוזר ומה שביניהם”
Ehud Meron “תגובות של מערכות אקולוגיות לשינויי האקלים: תובנות מפיסיקה לא-לינארית”
Rami Rahimi “Laser-induced molecular swings as puzzles solvers”

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Session 5

Speaker Title
Arik Yochelis “למה לי פיזיקה בעולם מולטידיספלינרי של מערכות מורכבות?”
Yigal Meir “מחשוב קוונטי ואנטרופיה של חלקיקים אקזוטים”
Yosef Ashkenazy “From snowball Earth to icy moons
Gideon Ilani “איפה הבריונים ומה חימם אותם?”

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Session 6

Speaker Title
Martin Chauvin “Applied Materials”
Naftali Smith “פיסיקה סטטיסטית של תהליכים אקראיים”
Shira Chapman ״על הקשר המפתיע שבין חורים שחורים ומחשבים קוונטיים״
Yevgeny Kats “פיזיקת חלקיקים – הידעתם?”

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The event will happen in Midreshet ben Gurion, at sde Boker. Lecture sessions will be in the George Evens Family Auditorium (building #19). Afternoon and evening events will happen at Zin Elementary School (sports events) and the Field School House and Hostel (accomodations, evening poike, music circle and stargazing).

Transportation – 

A University bus will leave from the North Train Station at 9:30 AM on Wednesday and will arrive at Sde Boker at around 10:30 AM.
On Thursday, a University bus will leave from Auditorium Evans at 16:00 and is expected to arrive at the North Train Station at 17:00 depending on traffic.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early if you want to join the University bus.

You are also welcome to arrive on your own. There is a campus Parking lot and two public transportation options bus #60 and #64 by Metropoline.


Student registration AND payment deadline is January 28th, at 20:00.
Filling out the registration form does not guarantee entry to the event without payment confirmation.

Undergraduate students – 15 NIS

Abstract submission

Would you like to give a lecture about your current project?
Please send an email to Dr. Muntaser Naamneh at with the title Physics Fete 23.
Make sure your email includes:
Your full name, the field of your research, the title of your lecture, and your abstract.
Note we have limited spaces for new lecturers.

The deadline for Abstract submission is February 16th.

Best of luck!