Research

Ilya Averbukh

  • 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 Dayan

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

Baran Eren

  • Surface and interface physics/chemistry
  • Development of novel methods in x-ray
  • Optical, electron spectroscopies and proximity probe microscopies for surface and interface physics/chemistry, combining and coupling microscopy with spectroscopy

Amit Finkler

  • 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

Lucio Frydman

  • Development of new techniques in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis
  • Application of these and other advanced methods to the resolution of chemical problems

Nir Gov

  • 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

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 Kurizki

  • 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 Naaman

  • 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 Narevicius

  • 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 Pollak

  • 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 Procaccia

  • 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 Tal

  • 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 Tal

  • 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 Tannor

  • 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