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° Nuclear Research Centre Negev, Beersheba
° Technion, Haifa
° Tel-Aviv University
° The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot
° The Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University
(Only Institutes having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CERN are listed here. For all participating institutes, refer to the CERN greybook)
Israel became CERN's 21st Member State on 6 January 2014. Israel was an Observer State from 1991 and an Associate Member from October 2011.
Israel has a strong tradition in both experimental and theoretical particle physics, with a major involvement in the OPAL experiment at LEP. following an Agreement to contribute funds to CERN to be used to support Israeli scientists working at CERN and to contribute equipment to CERN. The Israeli fund has also been used to contribute to LEP running, to support LHC construction and CLIC R&D, and to support Palestinian students at CERN.
Israel currently has a strong involvement in ATLAS, and also participates in the ALPHA, COMPASS and ISOLDE experiments. Israel has been contributing to the deployment of the worldwide LHC computing Grid and operates one of the Tier-2 Centres.