## Yshai Avishay

## Shlomi Arnon, Head of the Center

Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

**Research interests**: Wireless optical communication, satellite communication. Long legacy of work in the field of quantum cryptography including development of an operational BB84 system. Recent work includes projects related to attacks on quantum cryptographic systems, including NATO cybersecurity project.

**References**: Recent books: Arnon, Shlomi, ed. *Visible Light Communication*. Cambridge University Press, 2015., Arnon, Shlomi, John Barry, and George Karagiannidis, eds. *Advanced Optical Wireless Communication Systems*. Cambridge university press, 2012.

**Personal webpage**: http://www.ee.bgu.ac.il/~shlomi/

## Ibrahim Abdulhalim

Professor, Nanophotonics and Electro-optics group

**Research interests**: Plasmonics. Development of a unique combination of metallic nanostructures and photonic confgurations that lead to ultrahigh enhancement of optical signals via coupling of extended surface electromagnetic waves (ESEWs) and localized surface plasmon waves (LSPWs), as opposed to free space excitation used in the past. Research and application directions include, first, on the mechanisms involved in the plasmonic enhancement and interaction between ESPs and LSPs, second as highly promising methodology useful for studying molecules under strong coupling conditions, third for developing biosensors with ultralow detection limit, detectors for gas molecules with low concentration in air, solar cells, lasers and optical detectors with enhanced quantum efficiency.

**References**: Anran Li Ultrahigh Enhancement of electromagnetic Fields by Exciting Localized with Extended Surface Plasmons, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 19382-9 (2015), **2**.Sachin K. Srivastava, Anran Li, Shuzhou Li, Ibrahim Abdulhalim, Optimal Interparticle Gap for Ultra-high Field Enhancement by LSP Excitation via ESPs and Confirmation using SERS, J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 28735-42 (2016).

**Personal webpage**: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~abdulhlm/

## Beni Arazi

Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

**Research interests**: Computation, communication networks and security

**References**: Book: *A Commonsense Approach to the Theory of Error-Correcting Codes*, MIT Press, 1988.

**Personal webpage**: http://www.ise.bgu.ac.il/engineering/PersonalWebsite1Publications.aspx?id=ituuju&c=1

## Eitan Bachmat

Professor, Dept. of Computer Science

**Research interests**: systems design and analysis, biomedical informatics, operations research and applying math, storage system design. I analyze express lines in the supermarket, airplane boarding policies and lately I am trying to connect them. I am trying to link queueing theory with number theory. Both have modular symmetries appearing in them.

**Personal webpage**: https://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~ebachmat/

## Yehuda Band

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Department of Electro-optics, Department of Physics, and The Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

**Research interests**: Collision theory, quantum scattering, light scattering, nonlinear optics laser physics and chemistry, atomic and molecular physics and chemistry, dissociation of molecules, optimal control theory, electron transport phenomena in condensed phases, degenerate quantum fluids, thermodynamics, quantum information

**Authored textbook**: Y. B. Band and Y. Avishai, Quantum Mechanics, with Applications to Nanotechnology and Information Science, (Elsevier, 2013).

**Personal webpage**: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~band/

His **center webpage is excellent** though: http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/QI/Pages/Yehuda-Band.aspx

## Ilana Bar

## Josh Baraban

Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

**Research interests**: The Baraban group works in the areas of spectroscopy and molecular quantum mechanics, using both experimental and theoretical tools to explore the chemistry of unusual species and extreme environments. We are particularly interested in systems exhibiting quantum effects such as tunneling, resonances, or perturbations, which we pursue by investigating reactive molecules found for example in high temperature chemistry. Important techniques include optical laser spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, home-built high temperature molecular sources, coupled cluster electronic structure calculations, and novel rovibronic treatments of molecular dynamics.

**References**: [1] J. H. Baraban, P. B. Changala, G. C. Mellau, J. F. Stanton, A. J. Merer, and R. W. Field. Spectroscopic characterization of isomerization transition states. Science, 350(6266):1338–1342, 2015.

[2] J. H. Baraban, D. E. David, G. B. Ellison, and J. W. Daily. An Optically Accessible Pyrolysis Micro-Reactor. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(1):014101, 2016.

[3] J. H. Baraban, M. A. Martin-Drumel, P. B. Changala, S. Eibenberger, M. Nava, D. Patterson, J. F. Stanton, G. B. Ellison, and M. C. McCarthy. The molecular structure of gauche-1,3-butadiene: Experimental establishment of non-planarity. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57:1821–1825, 2018.

**Personal webpage**: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=RA2JWJUAAAAJ&hl=en

## Ram Brustein

Professor, Department of Physics

**Research interests**: Quantum gravity, cosmology, string theory

**Personal webpage: **http://physics.bgu.ac.il/~ramyb/doku.php?id=en:start

## Avishy Carmi

Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering

**Research interests**: Development of models for fault tolerant self optimizing quantum networks. Invention of a new graphical language for information and computation based on knots, this was published under the title “Tangle Machines," and ran as a cover story for the British scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A.. Recent work showing a relationship between Bell inequality and special relativistic constraints.

**References**: (See http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Health-and-Science/BGU-researchers-communicate-with-Inca-style-knots-408717, also: Carmi, Avishy Y., and Daniel Moskovich. "Inca foams." Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications 26, no. 01 (2017): 1750005; Aharonov, Yakir, Eliahu Cohen, Avishy Carmi, and Avshalom C. Elitzur. "Anomalous Weak Values Emerging from Strong Interactions between Light and Matter." arXiv preprint arXiv:1709.08475 (2017)).

See** center webpage **http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/QI/Pages/Avishy-Carmi.aspx

## Doron Cohen

Professor, Department of Physics

**Research interests**: Disordered quantum systems, quantum localization and thermalization. (Weinberg, Isaac, Yaron de Leeuw, Tsampikos Kottos, and Doron Cohen. "Resistor-network anomalies in the heat transport of random harmonic chains." Physical Review E 93, no. 6 (2016): 062138; Cohen, Doron, Vyacheslav I. Yukalov, and Klaus Ziegler. "Hilbert-space localization in closed quantum systems." Physical Review A 93, no. 4 (2016): 042101; Khripkov, Christine, Amichay Vardi, and Doron Cohen. "Semiclassical theory of strong localization for quantum thermalization." arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.01740 (2017). )

Work related to QT: Circuits with condensed bosons can support superflow. Such circuits, if realized, will be used as QUBITs (for quantum computation) or as SQUIDs (for sensing of acceleration or gravitation). We are studying the feasibility and the design considerations for such devices. The key is to develop a theory for the superfluidity in an atomtronic circuit. Such theory goes beyond the traditional framework of Landau and followers, since is involves "Quantum chaos" considerations.

**Personal webpage**: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~dcohen/

## Miriam Cohen

Professor, Dept. of Mathematics.

Director, Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics. Previous Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences.

**Research interests**: Hopf algebras and quantum groups and their applications to physics, non commutative ring theory

**Personal webpage**: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~dcohen/

## Shlomi Dolev

Professor, Dept. of Computer Science. Rita Altura Trust Chair in Computer Sciences/

**Research interests**: Optical computing, quantum safe cryptography, and trying to explore quantum effects in the brain.

**References:** Caulfield, H. J., and Dolev, S., “Why the future of supercomputing requires optics," Nature Photonics, Commentary, Vol. 4, pp. 261-263, May 2010. Also Correspondence, Vol. 4, pp. 406-407, July 2010; Tamir, J., Tamir, D., Geerts, W., and Dolev, S., “Compressive Scanning of an Object Signature," Natural Computing, 14(3): 457-467, 2015

**Patents**: Dolev, S., and Nir, Y., “Optical Implementation of Bounded Non-Deterministic Turing Machines," Israeli patent application No. 155994, filed 19 May, 2003. US Patent No. 7,130,093 B2, October, 2006

Quantum safe cryptography: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEKLE PUZZLES SYMETERIC KEY ESTABLISHMENT AND GENERATION OF LAMPORT MERKLE SIGNATURES, submitted as a US patent Nov 2017.

**Personal webpage**: https://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~dolev/

## Yonatan Dubi

Professor, Dept. of Chemistry

**Research interests**: Quantum biology, topological quantum effects, quantum transport. Recipient of Krill Prize from Wolf Foundation, for work as part of US-Israeli collaboration creating the world's smallest diode (Guo, Cunlan, Kun Wang, Elinor Zerah-Harush, Joseph Hamill, Bin Wang, Yonatan Dubi, and Bingqian Xu. "Molecular rectifier composed of DNA with high rectification ratio enabled by intercalation." Nature chemistry 8, no. 5 (2016): 484-490; Purkayastha, Archak, and Yonatan Dubi. "Quantum transport under ac drive from the leads: A Redfield quantum master equation approach." Physical Review B 96, no. 8 (2017): 085425.)

**Personal webpage**: http://yonatandubi.wixsite.com/jdubi/d_clients

## Eran Edri

Lecturer, Dept. of Chemical Engineering

**Research interests**: Research on artificial photosynthesis especially electron transfer processes in the electrocatalysis of CO2 to energy dense fuels. Present work focuses on Artificial Photosynthesis, and especially electron transfer processes in the electrocatalysis of CO2 to energy dense fuels. Working on making composite cathodes and investigating electron tunneling effects in electrocatalysis. Some recent publications about ultrathin (~ 2 nm thick) membranes for Artificial Photosynthesis and Biotic/Abiotic interfaces, where charge transport in these systems is directed through molecular wires: Edri, E.; Cooper, J. K.; Sharp, I. D.; Guldi, D. M.; Frei, H. Ultrafast Charge Transfer between Light Absorber and Co3O4 Water Oxidation Catalyst across Molecular Wires Embedded in Silica Membrane. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (15), 5458–5466; Kim, W.; McClure, B. A.; Edri, E.; Frei, H. Coupling Carbon Dioxide Reduction with Water Oxidation in Nanoscale Photocatalytic Assemblies. Chem. Soc. Rev.2016, 45 (11), 3221–3243.

**Personal webpage**: http://fohs.bgu.ac.il/research/PersonalWebSite1main.aspx?id=deVjsMit

## Uzi Efron

Professor Emeritus, Electro-Optics Engineering Unit

**Research interests**: Quantum cryptography, quantum information, plasmonics

**References**: See https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Uzi_Efron2

**Personal webpage**: http://www.ise.bgu.ac.il/engineering/PersonalWebsite1Publications.aspx?id=tdMMitr&c=1

## Yuval Elovici

Professor, Dept. of Software Information Systems Engineering

Director, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories at BGU

**Research interests**: Computer and network security, social network security, detection of malicious code using machine learning techniques, complex networks.

**Personal webpage**: https://tlabs.bgu.ac.il/yuval/

## Ron Folman (Founder of the Center)

Professor, Dept. of Physics

Head, BGU Quantum Technology Laboratory, Atom Chip Group

**Research interests**: Clocks, inertial navigation and magnetic sensors. Atom chips with ultra cold atoms. Using atoms to gain new insight into quantum optics as well as to probe surface and material science (including novel surfaces with mesoscopic electron systems, molecules, nanomagnets, crystalline materials, super conductors). Study of thermal, technical and colored noise, decoherence, vdW and Casimir-Polder forces, electron scattering causing potential corrugations, tunneling and interferometry, photonics, etc. Work with hot vapor of atoms for metrology (magnetic sensors). We manufacture cells with special coating for increased coherence time. We do NMOR for magnetic sensing. We also work with NV centers in diamonds (see http://news.berkeley.edu/2014/03/06/colored-diamonds-are-a-superconductors-best-friend/ ). Most recent paper: Cerisola Federico, Yair Margalit, Shimon Machluf, Augusto J. Roncaglia, Juan Pablo Paz, and Ron Folman. "Using a quantum work meter to test non-equilibrium fluctuation theorems." Nature Communications 8, no. 1 (2017):

**Important quantum technology related activities**:

MAFAT project for inertial navigation with quantum technology.

Joint project with US air-force on advanced atom chips.

Spatial interferometry extremely close to the chip surface for the new field of atomtronics

Unique Stern-Gerlach interferometry.

Advanced fabrication of atom chips for labs around the world.

Intensive collaboration with the Israeli industry on quantum technology – two prototypes have already went to the industry: cold atom clock to Accubeat and

All optical atomic magnetic sensor to RAMTA (IAI).

**Personal webpage**: http://www.bgu.ac.il/atomchip/

## Alon Friedman

Professor, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

**Personal webpage**: http://fohs.bgu.ac.il/neurophysio/about.shtml

## Eugene Frumker

Professor, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: Both experimental and theoretical studies at the interface of ultrafast nonlinear optics, attosecond science and nanoscience. The work involves generation, measurement and control of the interaction of light and matter in atoms, molecules and nanosystems in space and time at extremely short (attosecond=10^(-18)sec) time scales. References: Tchulov, Oshrat, Matteo Negro, Salvatore Stagira, Michele Devetta, Caterina Vozzi, and Eugene Frumker. "Laser induced strong-field ionization gas jet tomography." Hockett, Paul, Eugene Frumker, David M. Villeneuve, and Paul B. Corkum. "Time delay in molecular photoionization." Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 49, no. 9 (2016): 095602.) Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (2017): 6905.

Lab capabilities related to quantum sciences:

1. Generation of the down converted light with femtosecond pulses.

2. Capability to build a complete setup (including femtosecond laser, nonlinear crystals for doubling and down converting, delay lines, interferometry, detection, single photon/ coincidence counting, etc.)

3. Coherent control (via 4f pulse shaping) of the nonlinear processes.

4.Quantum optics with HHG (high harmonic generation)

**Personal webpage**: http://physics.bgu.ac.il/~efrumker/

## Gregory Furman

Research fellow, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: Quantum information, quantum mechanics.

**Personal webpage**: http://physweb.bgu.ac.il/PEOPLE/users/gregoryf/mypage.html

## David Golomb

Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Cell Biology, Dept. of Physics

PI, Computational Neurophysics Lab

**Research interests**: Theoretical and computational neuroscience, information processing

**Personal webpage**: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~golomb/

## Eytan Grosfeld

Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: Topological materials, topological quantum computing Embedding topological materials in qubit designs and using collective states of qubits to protect quantum information.

**References**: E. Ginossar and E. Grosfeld, Nat. Commun. 5, 4772 (2014), Tunability of microwave transitions as a signature of coherent parity mixing effects in the Majorana-Transmon qubit. K. Yavilberg, E. Ginossar, E. Grosfeld, Phys. Rev. B 92, 075143 (2015), Fermion parity measurement and control in Majorana circuit quantum electrodynamics.

**Personal webpage** – http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/QI/Pages/Eytan-Grosfeld.aspx

## Ofer Hadar

Professor, Dept. of Communication Systems Engineering

## Ilan Hirshberg

Professor, Dept. of Mathematics

**Research interests**: C* algebras

**Personal webpage**: https://www.math.bgu.ac.il/~ilan/

## Baruch Horowitz

Professor, Dept. of Physics

Center webpage - http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/QI/Pages/Baruch-Horovitz.aspx

## Amiel Ishaaya

Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

**Research interests**: Lab: Lasers and Nonlinear Optical Devices. Works with high power fiber lasers, coherence formation in large laser arrays, coherent combining of lasers, novel fiber laser designs, nonlinear wavelength conversion in fibers and silicon waveguides. References: Shamir, Avishay, and Amiel A. Ishaaya. "Femtosecond inscription of phase-shifted gratings by overlaid fiber Bragg gratings." Optics letters 41, no. 9 (2016): 2017-2020; Shamir, Avishay, Aviran Halstuch, Yonatan Sivan, and Amiel A. Ishaaya. "Ns-duration transient Bragg gratings in silica fibers." Optics Letters 42, no. 22 (2017): 4748-4751. Patent: Ishaaya, Amiel, and Eitan Ronen. "Single large mode cladding amplification in active double-clad fibers." U.S. Patent 9,645,310, issued May 9, 2017.

**Personal webpage**: http://fohs.bgu.ac.il/research/PersonalWebSite1main.aspx?id=eduMMdrr

## Gregory Jung

Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: Experimental superconductivity. Superconducting single photon detection

**Personal webpage**: http://physweb.bgu.ac.il/HOMEPAGES/FACULTY/Jung/main.html

## Alina Karabchevsky

Electro Optical Engineering Unit

PI Light-on-a-Chip group

**Research interests**: Atom chip photonics, cyber, plasmonics. Studies dielectric traps for rubidium atoms on wave guides, with plans to manufacture a chip with trap.

**References**: Alina Karabchevsky et al. "Resonant forward scattering of light by high-refractive-index dielectric nanoparticles with toroidal dipole contribution." Optics Letters 42, no. 4 (2017): 835-838; A. Karabchevsky et al. "Invisibility Cloaking Scheme by Evanescent Fields Distortion on Composite Plasmonic Waveguides with Si Nano-Spacer." Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (2017): 12076.

**Personal webpage**: http://www.alinakarabchevsky.com/

## Michael Klin

Professor, Dept. of Mathematics

**Research interests**: discrete mathematics, heuristics, graph theory, mathematical applications in quantum information

**Personal webpage**: https://www.math.bgu.ac.il/~klin/klin/klin.html

## Natan Kopeika

Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

## Dr. Igor Kuzmenko

email:

igorkuz[at] post.bgu.ac.il

## Dr. Tetyana Kuzmenko

email:

tetyana [at] post.bgu.ac.il

## Guy Makov

Professor, Dept. of Materials Engineering

PI, Materials Physics Group

**Research interests**: Development of models of physical and mechanical properties of materials. Work includes: integrated infrared up-conversion devices using nano-plasmonic materials and nano-photonic structures, physical properties of defects in metals, anomalies in thermophysical properties of liquid metals, radiation damage in metals from energetic protons. References: Argaman, Uri, Eitan Eidelstein, Ohad Levy, and Guy Makov. "Ab initio study of the phononic origin of negative thermal expansion." *Physical Review B* 94, no. 17 (2016): 174305; Okavi, Shahar, Moran Emuna, Yaron Greenberg, Eyal Yahel, and Guy Makov. "Interactions in liquid bismuth-lead from sound velocity studies." *Journal of Molecular Liquids* 220 (2016): 788-794.

**Personal webpage**: https://sites.google.com/site/makovgroup/

## Daniel Markiewicz

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Mathematics

**Research interests**: Operator algebra

**Personal webpage**: https://www.math.bgu.ac.il/~danielm/

## Dganit Meidan

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: Topological safeguarding of qubits. Study of non Abelian modes at the boundary of topological materials, with the aim of topological protection against sources of decoherence. Localization enhanced topological order, with far reaching consequences quantum information processing at high temperatures. (Graham Kells, Niall Moran, Dganit Meidan arXiv: 1708.03758, currently under review in Physical Review X.)

**Personal webpage**: http://physics.bgu.ac.il/~dganit/Site_2/Home.html

## Michael M. Meijler

Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev

**Research interests**: Quorum sensing, cell-to-cell communication. Chemical biology, bioorganic synthesis.

**Personal webpage**: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~meijler/

## Yigal Meir

Professor, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: Topological materials, topological insulators. Recent paper challenged the findings of the 2016 Nobel Physics Prize winners about a topological insulators useful for quantum computing, and showed that under standard conditions these materials are problematic, but suggested special ways of growing the materials such that topological protection may still be achieved. (http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Health-and-Science/BGU-physicists-question-applicability-of-last-years-Nobel-research-479924).

**Personal webpage**: http://physweb.bgu.ac.il/~ymeir/index.html

## Daniel Moskovich

Affiliated guest researcher, Mathematics

**Research interests**: Quantum topology, quantum information, coloured tangles, noncommutative probability.

Center website - http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/QI/Pages/Daniel-Moskovich.aspx

## Alexander Panich

Senior researcher, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), study of nanomaterials, low dimensional solids, phase transitions

**Personal webpage**: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~pan/panich.html

## Haim Permutter

Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

**Research interests**: Information theory, Machine Learning, Sequential Prediction, Wireless communication systems, Physical layer security, Cognitive radio, network coding, Channel with side information, Coordination and source coding, Markov decision processes, Optimization, Statistical signal processing.

**Personal webpage**: http://www.ee.bgu.ac.il/~haimp/

## Rami Puzis

Lecturer, Dept. of Information Systems Engineering

Complex Analysis Lab

**Research interests**: graph theory, machine learnign.

**Personal webpage**: https://faramirp.wixsite.com/puzis

## Dan Rich

Professor, Dept. of Physics

**Research Interests**: Study of optical and structural properties of Quantum Nanostructures, III-V semiconductor thin films, quantum wells, quantum dots, II-VI core/shell nanocrystals, phase separation in semiconductors, time-resolved optical spectroscopy, cathodoluminescence (CL) imaging and spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, near field scanning optical microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. The optical properties of vertically stacked GaN/AlN self-assembled quantum dots (SAQDs), InAs/GaAs SAQDs, and InGaN/GaN quantum wells (QWs) are currently being studied with time-resolved CL spectroscopy and imaging. Recent published work has focused on the coupling of excitons to surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) for thin metal films on GaAs/AlAs core-shell nanowires, InxGa1−xN/GaN Quantum Wells, and Si Nanocrystals.

**Center webpage - ****http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/QI/Pages/Dan-Rich.aspx**

## Daniel Rohrlich

Research Fellow, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: One aspect of my research is nonlocality and constraints on quantum mechanics: could quantum mechanics be different from the way it is? I have shown that Tsirelson's bound, ostensibly a mathematical theorem about Hilbert space, follows from the fundamental requirement of no superluminal signaling in the classical limit. Dr. Agung Budiyono and I have shown in Nat. Commun. 8, 1306 (2017) how to derive classical statistical theory and quantum theory within a single axiomatic framework, showing how and where the two theories part ways. A second aspect, together with Professor Yakir Aharonov and co-workers, is to account for what is measureable in quantum mechanics, including “weak values" and “modular" variables, and how these observables fit into a causal-retrocausal formalism for quantum mechanics. A third aspect is the interface of classical general relativity and non-relativistic quantum mechanics: see Y. Margalit, Z. Zhou, S. Machluf, D. Rohrlich, Y. Japha and R. Folman, Science, 349, 1205 (2015).

## Dan Sadot

Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Chairman, Cathedra for Electrooptics,

Director, Optical Communications Research Laboratory

**Research interests**: digital signal processing, coherent detection

**Personal webpage**: http://www.ee.bgu.ac.il/~sadot/

## Gabby Sarusi

Professor, Electro Optics Unit

**Research interests**: quantum detectors, infrared photodectors. Electrooptics and nanotechnology.

**References**: Wittenberg, Vladimir, Michael Rosenblit, and Gabby Sarusi. "Surface Plasmon Enhanced SWIR Absorption at the Ultra n-Doped Substrate/PbSe Nanostructure Layer Interface." Infrared Physics & Technology (2017); Templeman, Tzvi, Michael Shandalov, Michael Schmidt, Amir Tal, Gabby Sarusi, Eyal Yahel, Itzhak Kelson, and Yuval Golan. "A New Solid Solution Approach for the Study of Self-Irradiating Damage in non-Radioactive Materials." Scientific Reports 7 (2017).

**Personal webpage**: http://fohs.bgu.ac.il/research/PersonalWebsite1Custom.aspx?id=jjjsrsdt&tabID=127&c=1

## Or Sattath

Lecturer, Dept. of Computer Science

**Research interests**: quantum cryptography, complexity and algorithms. Works all aspects related to quantum computations: mainly, algorithms, cryptography, computational complexity and Hamiltonian complexity.

**Referencess:** Cui, Shawn X., Michael H. Freedman, Or Sattath, Richard Stong, and Greg Minton. "Quantum max-flow/min-cut." Journal of Mathematical Physics 57, no. 6 (2016): 062206.,

**Personal webpage**: https://orsattath.wordpress.com/about/

## Moshe Schechter

Professor, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: Two level quantum systems. Studies two-level systems in the amorphous barrier of phase qubits. This has a long term purpose related to quantum computing, including employment of the two level systems as qubits themselves. **References**: Decoherence in two level systems in superconducting phase qubits: Scientific Reports 6, 23786 (2016), Phys.Rev.B, 93, 134208 (2016), Phys.Rev.B 95, 241409(R) (2017). Study of noise and nonlinear response by TLSs in superconducting micro-resonators: Phys.Rev.B 92, 134208 (2015), Physical Review Materials 1, 012601(R) (2016), Study of frustrated magnetic systems with random fields, that could serve as benchmarks for quantum annealers: Phys.Rev.Lett 111, 177202 (2013), arXiv:1706.07904 (2017)

**Personal webpage**: http://physics.bgu.ac.il/~smoshe/

## Alexander Shames

Research Fellow, Dept. of Physics

Senior Resaercher, Magnetic Resonance Lab

**Personal webpage**: http://physweb.bgu.ac.il/PEOPLE/users/sham/mypage.html

## Reuben Shuker

Professor, Dept. of Physics

Research Interests: Magnetometry. Unshielded pulsed magnetometer, entanglement for distant magnetometry. Theoretical research on : Quantum Interferences and Laser without Inversion, Super/Sub Radiance, Quantum Noise reduction. Experimental: Optical Magnetometry.

**References**: Koganov, Gennady A., and Reuben Shuker. "Super/subradiant second harmonic generation." Laser Physics Letters 14, no. 4 (2017): 045204.

**Personal webpage**: http://physweb.bgu.ac.il/PEOPLE/users/shuker/mypage.html

## Yonatan Sivan

Senior Lecturer, Electro Optics Unit

**Research interests**: Computation of dyadic Green function for arbitrary complex nanostructures, which is an essential step in the theory of many quantum optical effects which had so far been limited due to lack of such a computational tool. Local and international collaborations exploiting this technique.(See https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.00335, under review.) Non equilibrium dynamics of electrons and phonons in metals. Development of an advanced model for matter wave dynamics in atomic systems in slow light/EIT like conditions, including non linear interactions.

**Personal webpage**: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~sivanyon/

## Vladimir Sokolovsky

Professor, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: Recent work relates to superconducting materials (T.A. Prikhna, Vitaliy V. Romaka, Andrii P. Shapovalov, Michael Eisterer, Vladimir Sokolovsky, Harald W. Weber, Gennadiy E. Grechnev et al. "Structure and Properties of MgB 2 Bulks, Thin Films, and Wires." IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 27, no. 4 (2017): 1-5.)

We (G. B. Furman, V. M. Meerovich, V. L. Sokolovsky, Physics Department) investigate various quantum correlations (entanglement, quantum discord, etc.) in spin systems. We study conditions of the appearance of these correlations and dependences of the correlation properties on the positive and absolutely negative temperatures and external magnetic field in dipolar coupled spin systems. The correlations between qubits (fictitious spins) which are formed on the basis of a single quantum particle with a spin >1/2.

**References:** G. Furman, S.D. Goren, V. Meerovich, V. Sokolovsky, Entanglement under Equilibrium Establishing in Spin Systems Subjected to Radiofrequency Field. Quantum Inf. Process. 13, 309-321, (2014); G. B. Furman, V. M. Meerovich, V. L. Sokolovsky, Single-spin Entanglement, Quantum Inf. Process. 16, 206, (2017) ; G. B. Furman, S. D. Goren, V. M. Meerovich, V. L. Sokolovsky, Generation of Quantum Correlations at Adiabatic Demagnetization, J. Phys. Commun., 1, 045009 (2017)

**Personal webpage**: http://physweb.bgu.ac.il/PEOPLE/users/sokolovv/mypage.html

## Adrian Stern

**Research interests: **

Optical Compressive Imaging and Sensing , 3D imaging (coherent and incoherent), digital image denoising, restoration and reconstruction, Phase-Space Optics, Linear Canonical Transform, Sampling theory, single photon imaging

## Amichay Vardi

Professor, Dept. of Chemistry.

PI, Quantum Atom Optics Group.

**Research interests**: Atomtronics. Studies the dynamics of few-mode Bose-Hubbard models exhibiting chaotic motion in their classical limit. These models are highly applicable in the field of atomtronics, as most atomtronic devices involve at least three second quantized modes. Recent relevant projects involve Fokker-Planck descriptions of thermalisation in isolated trimers (PRL 110, 050401 (2013), NJP 17, 023071 (2015)), Dynamics of exciton-polaritons in Josephson double dimers (PRB 88, 235305 (2013)), Excitation self-trapping and quasiparticle solitons (PRA 95, 033630 (2017)), Superfluidity in discrete low dimensional atomtronics circuits (Sci. Rep. 5, 13433 (2015)) and Dynamical localisation in the process of thermalization (arXiv:1711.01740).

**Personal webpage**: http://www.bgu.ac.il/~avardi/Home.html

## Victor Vinnikov

Professor, Dept. of Mathematics

**Personal webpage**: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/50850240_Victor_Vinnikov

## Ora Entin Wohlman

Professor, Dept. of Physics

**Research interests**: Magnetism, mesoscopic physics

**Personal webpage**: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=OZazyn8AAAAJ&hl=ja

## Dov Wullich

Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

## Amnon Yekutieli

Professor, Dept. of Mathematics

**Research interests**: noncommutative algebra, algebraic geometry, deformation quantization

**Personal webpage**: https://www.math.bgu.ac.il/~amyekut/