The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has a unique ensemble of fine quantum information researchers. Amongst these are researchers with pioneering world renowned work in their respective fields, as is evident through winning highly competitive grants and prestige awards. Here, the members of the center are presented with a description of their current work and references to their quantum information associated publications.

Prof. Dorit Aharonov
The Selim and Rachel Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Quantum computational complexity, Quantum algorithms, Quantum cryptographic protocols
  • The transition from quantum to classical physics
  • The notion of entanglement, and how it can be better understood via the study of quantum complexity
  • Quantum Hamiltonian complexity and connections to condensed matter physics
  • Connections between quantum computation and various other complexity topics such as Markov chains, lattices, and more
Dr. Nir Bar-Gill
The Racah Institute of Physics
  • Quantum coherence of NV centers
  • Magnetic sensing and spectroscopy
  • Quantum memory and control


Prof. Yemima Ben-Menahem
Philosophy departments, Faculty of Humanities
  • Conventionalism
  • Conceptual foundations of statistical physics
  • Quantum mechanics philosophy


Prof. Michael Ben-Or
The Selim and Rachel Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Quantum computation
  • Distributed computation
  • Fault tolerance
  • Computational complexity and cryptography

Prof. Ofer Biham
The Racah Institute of Physics
  • Quantum computation and algorithms
  • The interstellar medium
  • Genetic networks


Dr. Yaron Bromberg
The Racah Institute of Physics
  • Quantum optics in complex media
  • Multiple scattering of entangled photons
  • Quantum imaging
  • imaging in scattering samples
  • Hanbury Brown-Twiss interferometry


Prof. Hagai Eisenberg
The Racah Institute of Physics
  • Multi-photon entanglement generation
  • Projection of two biphoton qutrits onto a maximally entangled state
  • Quantum key distribution with biphotons
  • Photon enanglement with quasy-phase-matched crystals
  • Photon enanglement with low-symetry crystals
Dr. Omri Gat
The Racah Institute of Physics
  • Nonequilibrium mode locking phase diagram
  • Noise-activated transitions and entropic barriers
  • Fluctuations, dispersive waves, and coherence
  • Continuum-pulse and pulse-pulse interactions
  • Entanglement generation in semiclassical wave packets
  • Wave packet interferometry and geometric phases
  • Scattering from classical singularities
  • Self-interacting wave packets
Prof. Gil Kalai
The Einstein Institute of Mathematics
  • Combinatorics of convex sets, convex polytopes, and Helly-type theorems
  • Analysis of Boolean functions, influence, noise sensitivity, and threshold phenomena
  • Algebraic and topological combinatorics
  • Linear programming
  • Combinatorial problems in theoretical computer science
  • Quantum fault tolerance
Prof. Nadav Katz
The Racah Institute of Physics
Mission: Experimentally create, manipulate and enhance coherence of quantum systems at the mesoscopic and macroscopic level. We are measuring both superconducting Josephson circuits and atomic ensembles. In the superconducting circuits, with proper engineering of parameters and materials, macroscopic physical quantities such as magnetic flux (related to a superconducting phase difference) behave quantum mechanically. The result is a controllable quantum system with energy levels and coherence. We also implement macroscopic quantum coherence via slow and stored light in atomic ensembles. We use Rubidium vapor and optical frequency lasers to excite and probe the coherence.
Prof. Ronnie Kosloff
The Institute of Chemistry
Quantum molecular dynamics constitutes the thrust of my research. The goal is to gain insight into realistic elementary chemical encounters. This requires the development and application of a quantum description to molecular processes. In particular the emphasis is on time-dependent approaches which can follow naturally the stream of events.
  • Coherent chemistry: light induced processes
  • Coherent control and laser cooling
  • Dynamical processes on surfaces
  • Quantum thermodynamics
  • Computational and teaching methods
Prof. Ruth E. Lawrence
The Einstein Institute of Mathematics
  • Combinatorics
  • Geometry
  • Physics
  • Topology

Prof. Daniel Lehmann
The Selim and Rachel Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Mechanism Design, Combinatorial Auctions
  • Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Belief Revision
  • Neural Networks


Prof. Raphael Levine
The Institute of Chemistry
  • Quantum control of complex molecular systems
  • Quantum biology and logic with finite state machines


Prof. Uriel Levy
The Selim and Rachel Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Silicon photonics
  • Polarization optics
  • Plasmonics
  • Optofluidics
  • Near field optics
Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss
The Einstein Institute of Mathematics
  • Ergodic theory
  • Dynamical systems and their applications to number theory
  • Quantum to classical transition


Prof. Alexander Lubotzky
The Einstein Institute of Mathematics
  • Group theory
  • Lie groups
  • Combinatorics
  • Field arithmetics

Prof. Yossi Paltiel
The Selim and Rachel Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Nano dots and nano crystals
  • Coupling control studies (optics, transport)
  • Transport noise and magnetotransport studies
  • Hybrid devices
  • Single photon detectors and emitters
  • Quantum classical computing
Prof. Ronen Rapaport
The Racah Institute of Physics
  • Coupling of single and many quantum dots to nano-plasmonic and nano-photonic structures
  • Active quantum dots based hybrid devices
  • Single photon sources
  • Non-linear nano-photonics and nano-plasmonics
  • Physics of two-dimensional quantum degenerate exitonic fluids
Dr. Alex Retzker
The Racah Institute of Physics
  • Quantum sensing
  • Quantum Simulations
  • Quantum information
  • Cooling schemes
  • Trapped ions
  • Bose einstein Condensates
  • Nano-mechanical oscillators
  • NV centers in diamond
Prof. Guy Ron
The Racah Institute of Physics
  • Metrology for Standard Model testing using optical traps
  • Electronuclear (electron induced) or photonuclear (photon induced) reactions to study the strong nuclear force
  • Electromagnetically induced transparency in meta-stable Neon

Prof. Aner Shalev
The Einstein Institute of Mathematics
  • Group Theory: p-groups and pro-p groups, analytic pro-p groups
  • Group Theory: finite and profinite groups, permutation groups, finite simple groups
  • Lie algebras and their group-theoretic applications
  • Group rings
  • Probabilistic methods in group theory
Prof. Orly Shenker
The Sidney M. Edelstein Center for History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine
My main active research is in two fields: one is the foundations of physics, with special interest in statistical mechanics and in the explanation of the time directedness of processes, in the framework of both classical mechanics and quantum mechanics. Most of my publications are in this field, including the forthcoming book (with Meir Hemmo) The Road to Maxwell's Demon (Cambridge University Press), which offers a new conceptual foundation for statistical mechanics. he other - and closely related - field of active research is the meaning of the concept of probability, both in general and as it is used in classical and quantum physics. My publications are mostly on probaility in physics, and The Road to Maxwell's Demon offers a physically objective account of probability in physics.
Dr. Hadar Steinberg
The Racah Institute of Physics
I perform experimental investigations of electronic transport in devices consisting of graphene and topological insulators. The devices are built using nano-fabrication techniques and are measured at very low temperatuers (300mK) and high magnetic fields.

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