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Prof. Aharonov discoveries inspire one of 2011’s top breakthroughs in physics

December 21, 2011
Yakir Aharonov, Ph.D.

Yakir Aharonov, Ph.D.

The ground-breaking concepts of Yakir Aharonov, Ph.D., professor, Schmid College of Science and Technology, and his group continue to inspire other quantum physicists and capture the science community’s attention. In their December issue, the editors of Physics World listed a Canadian team’s experiments based on Dr. Aharonov’s weak measurement discoveries as one of the world’s top 10 breakthroughs in 2011.

Read the complete story online at Physics World.

Dr. Aharonov is professor of theoretical physics at Chapman University, where he holds the James J. Farley Professorship in Natural Philosophy. Dr. Aharonov received the prestigious Wolf Prize in 1998 for his co-discovery of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect, one of the cornerstones of modern physics. In 2010 he was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Obama.

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