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Aviv Karnieli 2019-2020

Institution of PhD:
Tel Aviv University
Academic Discipline of PhD:
Physics
PhD Advisor/s:
Prof. Ady Arie
Dissertation Topic:
Quantum Effects of Photons and Electrons
Present Academic Position:
PhD Student

Aviv was born in 1989 and grew up in Rehovot, where he now lives with his wife Dana and their
newborn daughter Noa. Intrigued by science from an early age, Aviv studied physics in high school
and graduated with honors. Following his army service in an elite intelligence unit, he enrolled for a BSc in electrical engineering at Tel Aviv University and was awarded the Adi Lautman Program Scholarship for outstanding students. He went on to join the double major track in physics and electrical engineering, from which he graduated summa cum laude. While still an undergraduate, he held student positions at Intel, as an electrical engineer, and then at Applied Materials, as a physicist.

For his MSc, under the supervision of Prof. Ady Arie, Aviv studied analogies between nonlinear optics and quantum mechanics, the interesting effects emerging from them and their possible use for quantum information processing. In 2018, he moved to a direct PhD track under the joint supervision of Prof. Ady Arie and Prof. Ido Kaminer of the Technion, investigating the quantum aspects of electron-light interactions as well as classical and quantum nonlinear optics. Aviv has received the Feder Family and the Electro-optics Fund Awards for his research in nonlinear optics.