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Towards the discovery of quantum phenomena that have not yet been observed: Prof. Ado Kaminer of the Technion won an ERC Consolidator grant

"The observations will be made possible through the control we have developed over the wave nature of free electrons," explains Prof. Kaminer

Prof. Ado Kaminer in his laboratory. Photo: Nitzan Zohar, Technion Spokesperson
Prof. Ado Kaminer in his laboratory. Photo: Nitzan Zohar, Technion Spokesperson


Prof. Ado Kaminer from the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 Won an ERC Consolidator grant from the European Research Commission. The grant supports selected researchers who come up with pioneering and ground-breaking research ideas. The grant will be used by Prof. Kaminer's research team to develop an innovative theory and experimental platform for a new field in fast electron microscopy: Q-in-PINEM. This research will focus on the creation of new quantum states and the detection of unique quantum properties of materials.

"The goal of the project is to investigate new quantum phenomena that have not yet been observed, through the control we have developed over the wave nature of free electrons," explains Prof. Kaminer. "We intend to produce multi-electron entangled states for the first time and measure the quantum correlations that are formed in short times and at high speeds."

Free electron physics is an old field of research, which has already led to various breakthroughs and applications from microwave ovens and particle accelerators to free electron-based lasers. However, the breakthroughs of Prof. Kaminer's research group showed that precisely in this old field there is still much to discover, and in recent years his group has led to new discoveries and unprecedented observations of the interaction between matter, light and free electrons. 


The Vice President of the Technion for Research Prof. Kobi Rubinstein
 He said that "ERC Consolidator grants are one of the most prestigious competitive grants offered by the European Research Commission, and the best researchers in Europe compete for them. Prof. Kaminer's win testifies to his excellence and the applied horizon that the ERC people see in his research."


This month, Prof. Kaminer also won the Lem Prize (LEM) on behalf of the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Poland, named after the science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem, the Lem Prize is given every year One young researcher whose creative work in science or engineering has the potential to positively impact the future of civilization. Stanislaw Lem (Lem), author of the classic "Solaris", is considered the most famous Polish writer in the world and one of the greatest writers in the science fiction genre. The award named after him was founded two years ago, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and is dedicated to the main aspects of his literary legacy: people, science, technology, progress and the future. Prof. Kaminer is the third researcher to win the award. 


Prof. Kaminer completed all his academic degrees at the Technion: a double bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and physics and a master's degree and a doctorate in the Faculty of Physics under the guidance of Research Prof. Moti Segev. In 2018, after a post-doctorate at MIT, he joined the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Viterbi and established the AdQuanta Laboratory there. Prof. Kaminer is a member of the Russell Berry Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI), the Helen Diller Quantum Center, and the Solid State Institute.

Prof. Kaminer was included in the 2020 list of promising young people of De Marker. In 2022, he won the Polymath Prize, in the amount of 2.5 million dollars, which the Schmidt Futures Foundation gives to "extraordinary people who improve the world". He also won the Lomb Medal, the Creel Prize, the Blavatnik Prize and awards from the Israel Physical Society and the American Physical Society (APS). 

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  1. Who would have believed that even in the exact sciences (geometry and physics)
    There are bad beliefs and good beliefs.

    A thousand-year-old bad belief is found in geometry, and it says so.
    There is a single number whose value is just over 314, and it fits all circles, from the smallest imaginable, to the largest.
    This number means…..how many times greater is the circumference of the circle than its diameter.

    Another thousand-year-old bad belief is also found in physics.
    This bad faith says that the real material is tangible, made up of many tiny particles of nothing real.

    Another bad belief in physics, and it is 300 years old, says this: the material of the earth has a miraculous property, which causes objects dropped from our hands to fall to the ground. If this miraculous property did not exist, dropped objects would remain suspended in the air.

    And the oldest bad faith says -
    In reality there is only one type of time, known to us with the help of a clock.

    And there are also bad beliefs in mathematics.
    A thousand-year-old bad mathematical belief says this:
    There are numbers that cannot be written down as numbers, but only described in words. A root of 2 is a literal description of a number, which cannot be written as a number.

    All areas of life contain good beliefs and bad beliefs, and even in the field of the exact sciences geometry and physics, there are good beliefs and bad beliefs.
    It is very difficult to get rid of bad beliefs and replace them with good ones.
    Scientists get used to certain bad beliefs, and these beliefs are considered good.
    These scientists will not agree to turn you into bad beliefs.
    This reversal will take place, only with the appearance of an actual dramatic discovery, such as for example
    The scope experiment conducted in 2017 by Asbar.

    Science is the only place where good and bad beliefs will alternate without struggle.
    The redeeming angel is the real experiment.

    A. Asbar

  2. Kaminer is just a cannon. Happy to be part of his same faculty and looking forward to being lectured by him. In a chain of quantum technologies.

  3. The control of the wave nature of free electrons ???????????????????????????
    How can the reasonable person understand such a sentence
    A. Asbar

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