Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ron Folman

Winner 2021 2021 Physical Sciences

Ron Folman was born in and lives in Tel-Aviv. PhD in 1998 from Weizmann and CERN. Post-Doc in Innsbruck, and Marie-Curie fellow in Heidelberg. Since 2003 in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Founder of the BGU center for quantum science and technology. Founder of the BGU center for nano-fabrication of chips. One of the inventors of the Atom Chip. Aside from main-stream quantum optics, devotes time to searches for exotic physics. In his personal life, the father of 4, and a peace and environment activist. What little time is left is spent on the guitar and extreme sports.

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