Prof. Lev Vaidman

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Prof. Lev Vaidman
Phone: 03-6406014
Fax: 03-6407932
Office: Kaplun, 414


  • The main research of Lev Vaidman is in the fields of Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information.

  • Most of his works belong to theoretical physics, but he also performs some experimental work in quantum optics and writes philosophical papers on the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

  • His main contributions are variants of quantum measurements: interaction-free measurements (the Elitzur-Vaidman bomb problem), protective measurements, weak measurements (the Aharonov-Albert-Vaidman Effect), non-local measurements (which led to discovery of teleportation of continuous variables).

  • In the area of Quantum Information he invented a secret key distribution with quantum particles in orthogonal states (the Goldenberg-Vaidman protocol), quantum gambling, and practically secure bit commitment.

  • The main tool of his research is the analysis of paradoxes such as the 3-box paradox, the paradox of a photon being at a place through which it cannot pass and more. The Paradoxes help him achieve the goal of deeper understanding of locality and randomness in Nature.


  • B.Sc. in Physics & Mathematics, Hebrew University, 1976

  • M.Sc. in Physics, Weizmann Institute, 1982

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Tel-Aviv University, 1987

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Visiting Professor, University of South Carolina, 1987-1990

  • Senior Research Associate, Tel-Aviv University, 1990-1995

  • Senior Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University, 1995-1998

  • Visiting Professor, Oxford University, 2000-2001

  • Associate Professor, Tel-Aviv University, 1998-2005

  • Full Professor, Tel-Aviv University, 2005-Present

Awards and Prizes

  • First prize in Physics Olympiad in USSR,  1972

  • The Alex Maguy-Glass Chair in Physics of Complex Systems

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