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
Prof. Uri Banin
The Institute of Chemistry and The Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Applications of Nanoparticles
- Synthesis and characterization of novel semiconductor nanocrystals and nanostructures and their assemblies
- Size dependent optical and electronic properties of nanocrystal
- Single nanostructure microscopy and spectroscopy
- Alternative energy solutions using nanoparticles
- Lasers and optical devices based on colloidal semiconductor nanostructures
- Biological, medical and sensing applications of nanocrystals
- Non linear optical properties of semiconductor nanocrystals and nanorods
- Electrical Transport studies on single nanorods and nanocrystal arrays
Prof. 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
Prof. John Howell
The Racah Institute of Physics
Theoretical and experimental investigations of the foundations of Quantum Optics and Quantum Physics
- Entanglement measures
- Continuous variable entanglement
- Discrete entanglement
- Quantum communication/information
- Weak field detection in coherent atomic media
Prof. 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
Prof. 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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