Ron Folman

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ron Folman

2021 Winner | Physical Sciences 2021 2021 Winner Winner Physical Sciences

Ron Folman was born in and lives in Tel-Aviv. In 1998, he received his PhD from Weizmann and CERN. He did his Post-Doc research in Innsbruck, and worked as a Marie-Curie fellow at the University of Heidelberg. Since 2003, he is Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Folman is the founder of the BGU center for quantum science and technology as well as the BGU center for nano-fabrication of chips. He is one of the inventors of the Atom Chip and, apart from main-stream quantum optics, he devotes his time to searches for exotic physics. In his personal life, he is a 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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