Amir Yacoby Kavli professor in Delft


(By: TU Delft/QN) As you may know, Amir Yacoby will be in Delft until the end of July 2017 as the first Kavli Professor of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in Delft (KIND). In this new initiative, we invite high profile professors with broad interests connecting to KIND to come for a stay of 2-3 months in Delft to interact with members of the KIND.

Amir has a broad background in condensed matter physics: he obtained his PhD in 1994 from the Weizmann Institute in Israel looking at coherence effects in mesoscopic conductors. After his PhD, he joined Bell Labs as a postdoc where he developed a scanning SET for imaging quantum Hall systems. He then joined as a faculty member at the Weizmann Institute in 1998, where he further developed the scanning SET, observing directly fractionally charged quasiparticles in 2D electron gasses, and explored new activities such as momentum-selective tunneling into quantum 1-dimensional wires. In his current research as a full professor at Harvard University, he explores experiments ranging from magnetic sensing with NV centers, to the quantum Hall effect in graphene, to topological superconductivity, and to spin qubits in GaAs. Amir is very interested in a broad range of topics in physics and nanoscience and is eager to discuss with people: please do not hesitate to make an appointment with him to ask him questions or learn about the physics he does!