Department of Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences

Photo: Shay Shmueli, BGU

My life before BGU: 

I was born in Haifa and attended high school at the Hebrew Reali School Haifa. I studied physics for my undergraduate degree, and then a direct PhD, at Tel Aviv University. I did my postdoc at UC Berkeley, in the field of solid-state physics.


"The solution to a complex problem begins and ends with putting in the hard work"

My research:

I study quantum materials with qualities that allow for electrical and magnetic manipulation. The goal is for the materials I grow and research to be used as memory and processing components in state-of-the-arts technology. 

​Why BGU?

What drives me is the desire to establish my field of research in new territories. The people and convenient environment are one of the main reasons I chose to come to BGU.​

Photo: Shay Shmueli, BGU

An insight from my research:

The solution to a complex problem begins and ends with putting in the hard work.

Something that do​esn’t appear on my CV:

Mountain climbing, diving, rappelling, hiking (primarily in the desert), music, and anything else that is good for the soul.

A source of inspira​tion:

My parents. ​

When I grow up:

As a child I wanted to be an astronaut; today I aim to study the universe in a different way.​

If I were not a researcher, I w​ould…

be a diving instructor.

In brief​​​: 

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