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Coordinates: 31°53′57″N 34°42′10″E / 31.8993°N 34.7028°E / 31.8993; 34.7028

The Soreq Nuclear Research Center is a research and development institute situated near the localities of Palmachim and Yavne in Israel. It operates under the auspices of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC). The center conducts research in various physical sciences, particularly the development of many kinds of sensors, lasers, atmospheric research, non-destructive testing techniques, space environment, nuclear safety, medical diagnostics and nuclear medicine. It also produces various types of radiopharmacuticals for use by health care organizations throughout the country.

Soreq Nuclear Research Center
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Soreq Nuclear Research Center is located in Central Israel
Soreq Nuclear Research Center
Location within Central Israel
General information
Design and construction
ArchitectPhilip Johnson

Some of the institute's research facilities include an AMF 5 MW pool-type light water nuclear reactor supplied in the late 1950s from the United States under the Atoms for Peace program[1] and a 10 MeV proton cyclotron accelerator, as well as extensive laboratory and testing facilities. Currently under construction is a 5-40 MeV, 0.04-5 mA proton and deuteron superconducting linear accelerator scheduled for commissioning in 2013.

The Center is named after the nearby stream of Soreq.

The Center operates under the safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency.[2]



Noted American modernist architect Philip Johnson designed the center's building in 1956. The project was Johnson's first government commission.[3]

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  1. ^ Soreq Nuclear Research Center / Philip Johnson, Gili Merin, ArchDaily, 8 July 2013
  2. ^ "Nuclear Research Center - Soreq". Israel Atomic Energy Commission website. Israel Atomic Energy Commission. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Philip Johnson Was Very Nazi. So What?". Tablet Magazine. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2019-04-04.

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