The Reactor Physics research group at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is primarily interested in fundamental core physics, including experimental core physics, neutron transport theory, and in-core fuel management.
The group’s main research efforts include the development of improved transport corrections for the multigroup neutron diffusion equation (The Ronen Method), the study of innovative evolutionary algorithms for core design optimization, and neutron transport calculations for neutrino experiments in the European Spallation Source (ESS).
The research group is part of the Unit of Nuclear Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. It is the only academic research group in Israel engaged in studying nuclear fission chain reaction and nuclear reactors. The scientific background of the group’s researchers and research students is diverse and includes physicists, mathematicians, and engineers. The group’s areas of expertise span a wide range, from applied mathematics, bifurcation theory, and integrodifferential PDEs to nuclear interactions, neutron transport theory, and evolutionary optimization algorithms.
Our scientific approach values creativity, originality, out-of-the-box ideas, simplicity, symmetry-breaking thinking, nonlinear attitude, and nonintuitive perspective. We also value academic excellence, Hutzpah, and ambitiousness. We highly appreciate a multidisciplinary approach to solving problems, and we believe it is necessary for contemporary and innovative reactor physics research.
With us, you can expect the unexpected! (but in a good way).