Vice President for Resource Development & Public Affairs, Weizmann Institute
Prof. Roee Ozeri earned a BSc in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He conducted postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado in the group of David Wineland, 2012 Physics Nobel Laurate. He joined the Weizmann Institute faculty in 2007, and just started a new role as the Vice President for Resource Development and Public Affairs of Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Ozeri conducts research in the field of ultra-cold atoms. One of his research efforts is quantum computing—the development of computing systems that make use of the principles of quantum mechanics. Such quantum systems have the potential to perform immense information-processing tasks that are out of reach of regular computers, and they can have a vastly greater capacity for storing information. If such systems are indeed built, they will revolutionize the world of computing, requiring, for example, an entirely new approach to ensuring the secrecy of information—such as in online banking transactions. Prof. Ozeri focuses on one of the greatest challenges in developing quantum computers: finding ways to mitigate the effect of noise on quantum systems. Since quantum information is extremely fragile, noise is the largest nemesis of quantum computing.