Prof. Eran Sela

ביה"ס לפיזיקה ואסטרונומיה סגל אקדמי בכיר


Prof. Eran Sela works on  topological states in condensed matter with non-Abelian excitations, analysis of quantum transport experiments in low dimensional systems such as quantum wires and quantum dots where novel non-Abelian excitations of Majorana type have been detected, and physical measurements of quantum entanglement in cold atom systems and in futuristic quantum computers. These activities span a large number of works with M.Sc and Ph.D students, postdocs, and multiple collaborations with researchers from TAU and other institutions in Israel and abroad.


Research achievements include: developments of new theoretical approaches to topological states and spin-liquids, realizations of fractional quantum Hall physics in one-dimensional systems, primarily cold atomic lattices and semi-conductor wires, and Majorana fermions in closed cold atom lattices; In the field of quantum transport he predicted novel signatures in transport of such interacting wires with spin-orbit coupling and proposed realistic quantum computing schemes based on the surface-code.


Future directions include: measurements of quantum entanglement in condensed matter systems and quantum computers, and demonstrating its relation with topological order and non-Abelian anyons, as well as non-Fermi liquid Kondo physics. 


  • B.Sc in Physics and Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University, 1998-2001

  • Ph.D in Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Ph.D in Physics, 2003-2007


Academic Appointments

  • Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics, University of British Columbia, 2007-2009

  • Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, 2009-2012

  • Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, 2012-Present


Awards and Prizes

  • Humboldt Fellowship, 2009

  • Minerva Fellowship, 2009

  • Rothschild Fellowship, Yad Hanadiv Foundation, 2007

  • Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Prize, 2007

  • Swartz Price at the Weizmann Institute of Science, 2007

  • Student price of the Israel Physics Society, 2006

  • Dean`s list of Honor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, 2006

  • Wolf Scholarship at the Weizmann Institute of Science, 2005-2006

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