Physics & Applied Physics

Physics & Applied Physics

At The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ranked 77th among the world’s 100 leading universities (Shanghai Ranking, 2022), international students have the option of earning a PhD in physics or applied physics. You’ll conduct research while supervised by leading experts in the field, have access to cutting-edge research facilities, and join a global research community driven by excellence and innovation, while living in one of the most fascinating cities on earth – Jerusalem.

PhD Studies at the Racah Institute of Physics

Hebrew University’s Racah Institute of Physics conducts experimental and theoretical research across a wide range of physics disciplines, with 50 research groups focusing on nanophysics, biophysics, nonlinear and condensed matter physics, nuclear and hadronic physics, quantum technologies, optical physics, high energy physics, and astrophysics.

The Racah Institute encompasses a wide range of cutting-edge research topics and is involved with two research centers: the Center for Nanoscience and Technology, and the Quantum Information Science Center.

PhD studies at the Racah Institute of Physics range from 4-5 years, during which you’ll conduct your doctoral research under the mentorship of a leading scientist. In addition, you’ll broaden your knowledge of physics through a tailored curriculum of 12 credits to supplement your PhD research. There are also plenty of teaching and mentoring opportunities with undergraduate students.

You’ll find detailed information on applying to PhD studies through our Authority for Research Students, and additional general information here.

Physics & Applied Physics

PhD Studies at the Department of Applied Physics

Hebrew University’s Department of Applied Physics is at the frontier of physics research, engaging in the high-tech fields of nanotechnology, optoelectronics, microelectronics, and quantum technologies. It encompasses 12 research groups and the Brojde Laboratory for miniature integrated systems, and is involved with the Center for Nanoscience and Technology, and the Quantum Information Science Center.

PhD studies in applied physics offer students exciting research opportunities in physics and engineering. Primary areas of experimental and theoretical research include nano-photonics, quantum optics, nanometric quantum devices, light-matter interactions, ultrafast lasers and processes, optoelectronics, spintronics, quantum computation and simulation, biophysics, and more. You’ll have access to learning and research facilities of the highest caliber, enabling you to focus on your research and reach your highest potential.

PhD for Physics & Applied Physics

Laser based digital printing of semiconductor strctures & devices.

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Phd for Mapping the Interactions of Nuclear Lamins A and B1 Ig-fold Domains Using Designed Ankyrin Repeat Proteins

Research Field / Scope:
Cell and nucleus biology, Mechanobiology

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Phd for Stellar Evolution Theory

We are looking for students/postdocs to work on various aspects of stellar evolution theory: white dwarfs, red giants, neutron stars, binary stars, magnetic fields.

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Phd for Novel Nanophotonic Electron Accelerator

In a new research group in the Hebrew University we are working on the miniaturization of laser-based electron accelerators. Join us and be exposed to and engaged in diverse, research-front topics: Particle accelerators, Electron optics, Nanophotonics, Nanofabrication, and Light-matter interaction at the quantum limit. Please check our website for more information.

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)

Hebrew University is a global leader in multidisciplinary research and cutting-edge innovation, and a long-standing tradition of academic and research excellence. With over 100 research centers engaged in 4,000 projects year-round, we attract leading researchers from across the globe, and are actively engaged in breakthrough research on an international scale. Yissum, our tech transfer company, has registered more than 10,750 patents covering over 3,030 inventions, and has licensed more than 1,050 technologies, making HUJI’s scientific productivity both tangible and accessible for the benefit of society.

Physics & Applied Physics


PhD students may receive a stipend through supervisor research budgets, pending availability, or through internal and external funding schemes at HUJI.

Student Life in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is home to a thriving international student community, and students enjoy year-round activities coordinated by our Office of Student Life, while benefiting from social and logistical support throughout their studies.

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Earn your PhD in an environment that facilitates experiential learning and pioneering research.

Register to join one of our upcoming Digital Open Days and visit HUJI’s Research Opportunities Database.

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