Research

Ilya AverbukhIlya Averbukh website

  • Quantum wave packets
  • Ultra-fast light-matter interactions, atoms and molecules in strong laser fields
  • Laser-induced molecular alignment and orientation
  • Laser control of molecular scattering

Barak DayanBarak Dayan website

  • Quantum information with single photons and single atoms
  • Quantum optics 
  • Cavity-QED 
  • Single-atom mediated photon-photon interactions

Baran ErenBaran Eren website

  • Atomic structure of crystal surfaces in the presence of reactant gases and liquids
  • Chemical nature of adsorbed molecules relevant to heterogeneous catalysis
  • New instruments and ways to bridge the ‘pressure gap’ between surface science and heterogeneous catalysis

Michael ElbaumMichael Elbaum website

  • Development of cryogenic scanning transmission electron microscopy for 3D imaging of cells and macromolecules
  • Thermodynamics of nucleo-cytoplasmic transport in the eukaryotic cell
  • Supramolecular protein assembly in live cells
  • Anomalous diffusion in macromolecular transport

Lucio FrydmanLucio Frydman website

  • Development of new concepts and methods in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)Nuclear hyperpolarization:  hardware and methods for NMR and MRI sensitivity enhancement
  • Advanced multidimensional NMR studies of protein structure and function MRI and NMR of health and disease: From animal models to patients

Nir GovNir Gov website

  • Collective cell migration
  • Driven by curvature: Cell shapes and dynamics
  • Dynamic phases of molecular motors: pulses, shocks and traffic-jams
  • Collective motion of organisms
  • Active particles and membranes

Amit FinklerAmit Finkler website

  • Quantum-assisted sensing, from the single-spin limit to coherent, macroscopic objects
  • Nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging of molecules
  • Observation of quantum coherence in chemical reactions

Gilad Haran

  • We employ single-molecule spectroscopy to study diverse problems in biophysics, from protein folding to molecular machine dynamics to localization of receptors on cell membranes
  • We also combine quantum emitters with metal structures to study the interactions of excitons and plasmons with single-molecule/single-particle resolution

Gershon KurizkiGershon Kurizki website

  • Thermodynamic control
  • Decoherence control, quantum-Zeno & anti-Zeno dynamics
  • Quantumness control in open systems
  • Quantum Information Processing (QIP) control in hybrid systems
  • Dynamical control for diagnostics
  • Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC)
  • Atom field interactions and entanglement

Ron NaamanRon Naaman website

  • Spin dependent electron transmission through chiral molecules
  • Spintronics devices based on the chiral induced spin selectivity (CISS) effect
  • The role of electron spin in water splitting and carbon fixation
  • The role of the electron spin in Biology

Edvardas NareviciusEdvardas Narevicius website

  • Molecular quantum rotor in low temperature reactions
  • Simultaneous deceleration of oxygen molecules and metastable argon 
  • Observation of the isotope effect in cold collisions and of quantum effects in cold reactions
  • Magnetic deceleration of supersonic beams
  • Single photon molecular cooling

Eli PollakEli Pollak website

  • Quantum dynamics in real time
  • Ab initio Chemistry
  • Quantum thermodynamics
  • Heavy atom-surface scattering

Yehiam Prior

  • Nonlinear Optics on the Nanoscale
  • Rational Design of Plasmonic Metasurfaces
  • Ultrafast Orientation and Alignment of Molecules

Itamar ProcacciaItamar Procaccia website

  • Developed hydrodynamic and convective turbulence; turbulent advection
  • Interface roughening in Laplacian growth and flame propagation
  • Physics of fractals
  • Theory of glass-formation and the mechanical properties of amorphous systems

Assaf TalAssaf Tal website

  • Human physiology and metabolism with the aid of magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Shaping electromagnetic fields and coherently manipulating the time evolution of nuclear spins
  • Target specific metabolic processes in-vivo and observe the biochemical underpinnings of brain activation

Oren TalOren Tal website

  • The upper limit of conductance across metal-molecule junctions
  • Spin transport and magnetism in atomic and molecular conductors
  • Electro-mechanical interactions in molecular systems
  • Heat dissipation and heat to electricity conversion in molecular conductors

David TannorDavid Tannor website

  • Design of specially tailored laser pulses to control breaking of chemical bonds and laser cooling of molecules
  • Phase space approach to exact quantum dynamics with an emphasis on attosecond multielectron dynamics
  • Use of complex-valued classical trajectories to solve the time-dependent Schrodinger equation
  • Calculation of chemical reaction probabilities and rate constants, using quantum mechanical and semiclassical methods

Samuel SafranSamuel Safran website

  • Soft matter and biological physics: theory
  • Physics of mechanobiology – collaborations on experiments on active cellular forces and beating cardiomyocytes
  • Soft nuclear physics of cells – deformations and damage to stressed nuclei in collaboration with experiments on cell migration relevant to physical oncology
  • Entropy and electrostatic interactions in soft matter – collaborations on experiments on anomalous screening near charged surfaces