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The  rst initiative of the Weizmann Space Program, ULTRASAT will be launched in 2024, in time to take advantage of a planned international upgrade of the world’s array of gravitational wave detectors—ground- based systems operating from both the U.S. and Europe. For the astrophysics component of Frontiers of the Universe, this timing is critical.
The world of particle physics is also at a critical juncture. In 2026, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN will inaugurate an entirely new system—the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC)—in which accelerated beams of particles will collide at up to seven times the luminosity for which
the ATLAS detector was originally designed. This major step forward requires the development and installation
of new detectors, as well as the creation of new computational methods to process the resulting data.
With funding and support from the Frontiers of the Universe initiative, Weizmann scientists will be positioned to continue to in uence new physics breakthroughs
and chart a new future for physics discovery.

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