Prof. Yakir Aharonov

Prof. Yakir Aharonov


Emeritus in School of Physics and Astronomy


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Research interests:

Yakir Aharonov has been studying the foundations of quantum mechanics for many years now. His research interests are very broad including: Time, nonlocality, topological effects, geometric phase, gauge symmetry, quantum measurements, interpretations of quantum mechanics and more. His main contributions are believed to be the discovery of Aharonov-Bohm effect (together with David Bohm) and weak measurements (together with Lev Vaidman and David Albert). He is also the father of Aharonov-Casher effect, Aharonov-Anandan phase, protective measurement, the Two-State-Vector formalism of quantum mechanics, as well as many other quantum effects. His discoveries have led to fruitful theoretical and experimental research worldwide.


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