Dr. Moshe Goldstein

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Dr. Moshe Goldstein
Phone: 03-6408300
Fax: 03-6429306
Office: Shenkar Physics, 410


My research involves the theoretical (both analytical and numerical) study of low-dimensional / nanoscale electronic and photonic systems, in and out of equilibrium. Nanoscale systems are immensely important as the basic building blocks of future electronic devices, which may lead, among other potential applications, to the eventual realization of scalable quantum computing. They can be fabricated using a variety of materials, including semiconductor heterostructures, metallic nanowires and nanograins (normal or superconducting), carbon-based materials (graphene, nanotubes, and buckyballs), the recently discovered topological insulators, and even conducting polymers and single molecules. Not less importantly, from a more fundamental perspective, nanoscale systems exhibit a variety of phenomena caused by strong electronic correlations, as well as their interplay with quantum interference effects and nonequilibrium behavior, all of which are central themes in current condensed matter research.


In particular, I am interested in the following systems:

  • Semiconductor quantum dots and metallic nanograins, quantum impurity models, the Kondo effect

  • Quasi 1D conductors (semiconducting and metallic nanowires, carbon nanotubes), Luttinger liquid theory

  • Low dimensional superconductors and their applications in quantum computing and quantum simulation

  • The Quantum Hall effect, topological insulators and superconductors

  • Hydrodynamics of quantum fluids, Hall viscosity


  • B.Sc. in Physics & Computer Science, summa cum laude, Bar-Ilan University, 2002

  • M.Sc. in Physics, summa cum laude, Bar-Ilan University, 2003

  • Ph.D. in Physics, with highest distinction, Bar-Ilan University, 2010

Academic Appointments

  • Teaching Assistant in Physics, Bar-Ilan University, 2002-2003 & 2006-2010

  • Research Fellow in Physics, Yale University, 2010-2013

  • Senior Lecturer in Physics, Tel Aviv University, 2013-Present

Awards and Prizes

  • The Bar-Ilan Rector Prize for B.Sc. (2001,2002,2003) and Ph.D. (2008) students

  • The Wolf Foundation Prize for B.Sc. (2001) and Ph.D. (2008) students

  • The Committee of the Heads of the Israeli Universities and Knesset (Israeli parliament) Prize, 2001,2002

  • The Bar-Ilan Physics Department award of excellence in teaching, 2003,2007

  • The Bar-Ilan President Fellowship for M.Sc. (2002-2003) and Ph.D. (2006-2010) students

  • The Adams Doctoral Fellowship of the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, 2007-2010

  • The Israel Physical Society Prize for a graduate student in theoretical physics, 2009

  • The Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship hosted by Yale University, 2010-2013

  • The Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship of the US - Israel Educational Foundation, augmented by the Ilan Ramon - CIC prize, 2010-2011

  • The Bikura (FIRST) Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Israel Science Foundation, 2010-2012

  • The Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Yad Hanadiv Foundation, 2010-2011; declined

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